Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: November 18, 2010
A watchdog group’s legal campaign to reduce overflows from public sewer systems is forcing San Mateo County agencies to make millions of dollars in upgrades that are pushing sewer rates higher. San Francisco Baykeeper filed eight lawsuits against county agencies during the past two years for...
Press Release: November 17, 2010
The holiday season is quickly approaching, and along with it, winter rains.  Many people don’t realize that this combination can lead directly to sewage spills in San Francisco Bay. Cooking rich holiday meals creates fat, oil and grease that get washed down the drain during the cleanup of dishes,...
E News: November 14, 2010
  Do You Live or Recreate Near Creeks, Sloughs or Shorelines in Santa Clara or San Mateo Counties? We Need Your Input! Speak Up for a Sound Climate Change Policy for the Bay Take Action to Protect Fish from California Power Plants This Thanksgiving, Keep Grease...
Monthly Column: November 5, 2010
Of the 1024 bills that reached the Governor’s desk this year, 726 were signed into law.  Only a handful of these new laws are related to the environment, and except for one of these, all are procedural – that is, they set up new bureaucratic procedures, place caps on fines, require new...
E News: October 14, 2010
Help Fight Invasive Kelp in the Bay – Two Volunteer Events This Weekend Speak Up for Redwood City Salt Ponds – Tuesday, October 19 Join Us at the Bay for the Gulf Fundraiser – Sunday, October 24 Volunteer to Help Protect the Bay from Sewage Spills This Winter Make a Contribution to Support...
Monthly Column: October 1, 2010
As Halloween draws closer and our thoughts turn to costumes and candy, this festive fall holiday also inspires us to dust the cobwebs off our spookiest stories. Being a water-oriented organization – and writing for a commuter-ferry audience – it was hard to resist a topic centered around...
E News: September 22, 2010
Volunteer with Baykeeper for Coastal Cleanup Day This Saturday! TransBay Relay Benefit Swim A Big Success for the Bay Volunteers Needed for Outreach to East Bay Stores Drink Wine for Clean Water at Wine & Spirits Top 100 – Wedday, Oct 13 Save the Date for the Bay for the Gulf Fundraiser...
BK In The News: September 16, 2010
There were new health concerns raised in the San Bruno fire zone as officials expressed concerns about the toxic health risk posed by the burned cars, homes and other items in the area.
Monthly Column: September 1, 2010
The San Francisco Bay is remarkably complex. As we take in the scenery along the Bay Trail, ride the ferry to work, and even when we wade into the water for a swim, it’s hard to comprehend the numerous processes at work to sustain the Bay ecosystem. The Bay’s biological communities depend on...
BK In The News: August 26, 2010
Crews labored Thursday to repair a pipeline that ruptured the previous day, spewing thousands of gallons of raw sewage into half a dozen Redwood City homes and a nearby lagoon. 

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