Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: September 13, 2016
In the upcoming elections on November 8, Baykeeper recommends a yes vote on California Proposition 67, the statewide plastic bag ban. If Prop 67 passes, groceries, pharmacies, and other retail stores in California won’t be allowed to provide single-use plastic bags. When plastic bags wash into San...
Blog Post: September 12, 2016
Baykeeper recently took new action in a long-running fight to prevent development on 1,365 acres of former south San Francisco Bay wetlands. The area, used for decades to manufacture salt, is known as the Cargill salt ponds. Cargill, Inc. and a developer, DMB Redwood City Saltworks, are trying to...
Monthly Column: September 6, 2016
A plastic takeout cup dropped on a Napa street, a food wrapper tossed outside the Giants’ ballpark, cigarette butts stubbed out in an Oakland park—it’s all likely to end up in San Francisco Bay. Trash in the water mars the Bay’s beauty. It poses a hazard for swimmers and surfers. And for wildlife,...
Featured Stories: August 31, 2016
In a breakthrough victory to protect San Francisco Bay from polluted runoff, Baykeeper secured a legally binding agreement requiring the city of San Jose to keep trash, sewage, and other pollution out of San Francisco Bay.   This is major progress and far beyond what San Jose was doing. In fact, it...
Featured Stories: August 31, 2016
In a major victory, the California Court of Appeal issued a final ruling that state agencies and private companies no longer have a green light to extract massive amounts of sand from the San Francisco Bay floor. Instead, the public's access, use, and enjoyment of this important Bay resource must...
E News: August 17, 2016
*/ Monthly Update for August 2016 Baykeeper stands up for the Bay's wetlands One Olympic hurdle that doesn't belong: polluted water Volunteer with Baykeeper on Coastal Cleanup Day, September 17 Progress to prevent coal pollution in the Bay Meet Baykeeper volunteer head skipper Geoff Potter...
BK In The News: August 9, 2016
A large swath of toxic waste located just upshore from Crockett in the East Bay is impacting the bay water and the ground water and poses a danger to people in the area. Baykeeper Staff Attorney Erica Maharg said, "It's a toxic site with heavy metals such as lead and arsenic that we know are...
BK In The News: August 4, 2016
OAKLAND – The nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper is seeking declaratory judgment and injunctive relief against an Oakland recycling facility, Asphalt Shingle Recyclers LLC, alleging it is unlawfully discharging polluted stormwater into East Creek Slough.        
BK In The News: August 1, 2016
San Francisco Bay is a draw for people who love water sports from swimming to kayaking to windsurfing. But some beaches on the Bay are contaminated by fecal pathogens, threatening the health of those who come for fun in and on the water. Now, spurred by new regulations for bacteria on our beaches,...
Monthly Column: August 1, 2016
After the owner of Point Buckler Island filled its wetlands and tidal marshes without proper permits, authorities ordered him to restore the island’s important wetland ecosystem. They also levied a fine of $4.6 million for damage to the 39-acre island, which is located in Suisun Bay, a major inlet...

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