Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: February 3, 2011
Executive Director and Baykeeper Deb Self is participating in an oil spill preparedness training in the Oakland Middle Harbor today. She reports: I'm out at the Oakland Middle Harbor where oil spill responders are testing a new strategy to protect this important bird habitat in the event of an oil...
Monthly Column: February 1, 2011
Last year at this time, I wrote about Baykeeper’s first-time participation in the Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count and my experience as a novice birder on the Bay. This December, the Baykeeper boat was out on the Bay once again to assist with the 111th Christmas Bird Count, joining more than...
Blog Post: January 24, 2011
The City of San Jose is currently considering how best to use the 2,600-acre site of the San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant as they sustainably rebuild their wastewater treatment facilities. Possibilities include a state-of-the-art treatment facility that could help reduce Bay...
Blog Post: January 20, 2011
The Bay Area will experience a King Tide in February-- extreme high tide events that happen twice a year. King Tides this year occur on January 19 and 20 and on February 16,17 & 18. These high tide events can provide a preview of potential impacts to shoreline areas caused by sea level rise in...
Blog Post: January 11, 2011
The Bay Area is abuzz with the recent news that San Francisco will host the next America's Cup, a world-class competitive sailing event that will put the spotlight on San Francisco Bay. The America’s Cup Finals will take place in 2013, while the America’s Cup World Series begins this summer and the...
Blog Post: January 11, 2011
If you're a resident of San Francisco, check out this special SFPUC program to help you reduce water consumption and storm water pollution to the Bay by installing a rainwater harvesting system. SFPUC is offering discounted rain barrels and cisterns for residents, businesses and schools, and for...
Blog Post: January 6, 2011
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that 120 Bay Area commercial fishermen will receive $3.6 million in a settlement with the companies that owned and operated the Cosco Busan container ship that spilled 53,000 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay. The 2007 spill harmed many local fish populations...
Monthly Column: January 1, 2011
As cold and flu season approaches, we’re apt to have a bigger impact on the Bay than usual. We know that our municipal governments provide sewage treatment that is supposed to protect the Bay, and—except in cases of overflows—our treatment technology does a pretty good job on bacteria and pathogens...
BK In The News: December 22, 2010
New research from the University of San Francisco has zeroed in on a way to limit the amount of mercury entering the food chain in San Francisco Bay.
Blog Post: December 20, 2010
Although the number of salmon spawning in local creeks has dropped precipitiously over the past several years, this season there is some good news for these migrating fish. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that biologists have counted greater numbers of endangered wild coho salmon returning to...

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