Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: April 10, 2018
A recent article from the San Francisco Chronicle highlights the city of San Francisco’s ongoing efforts to move 75,000 tons of sand to replenish Ocean Beach’s shrinking shoreline. Ocean Beach suffers from the highest rate of beach erosion in the state. One cause of Ocean Beach erosion? Sand mining...
Blog Post: April 3, 2018
A lot of trash accumulates along Bay Area highways and freeways. Rain and wind can drive that trash into the Bay or into storm drains that empty into the Bay. Trash pollution blights views of the Bay, inhibits Bay recreation, and harms the Bay’s wildlife. The California Department of Transportation...
Monthly Column: April 1, 2018
Update: As of April 5, the derelict boat has left Aquatic Park. For months, a rundown sailboat has been illegally anchored in San Francisco Bay’s most sheltered swimming cove, Aquatic Park, off San Francisco’s northern shoreline. Swimmers have called and emailed Baykeeper’s Pollution Hotline...
Blog Post: April 1, 2018
A squatter sailboat has been towed from Aquatic Park after a long struggle to get it removed. The boat had illegally taken up residence in the cove without a permit, and Baykeeper received reports that the boater dumped raw sewage into the Bay. Baykeeper had been monitoring the boat and working...
BK In The News: March 28, 2018
Six new committee members appointed to the Technical Advisory Commitee represent environmental non-governmental organizations, the petroleum industry, the railroad industry, the marine transportation industry and local government as outlined in the TAC bylaws... The new appointments include: Sejal...
BK In The News: March 20, 2018
The battle of Point Buckler Island isn’t over yet... Erica Maharg of San Francisco​ ​Baykee​​per, which provided testimony​ ​at the agencies’ administrative hearings, says the nonprofit was “extremely disappointed and shocked by the trial court decision.”
BK In The News: March 20, 2018
SAN FRANCISCO – Protesters took to the streets of San Francisco on Monday, to denounce the possible expansion of an oil refinery in the North Bay town of Rodeo – a decision they say was taken behind closed doors... A coalition of environmental groups petitioned the federal EPA on Monday to step in...
E News: March 16, 2018
Monthly Update for March 2018...
Featured Stories: March 15, 2018
Baykeeper’s Bay-Safe Industry Campaign is making rapid progress. We launched the campaign in 2012, and have so far secured legally-binding agreements requiring 44 industrial facilities to implement controls to keep toxic pollution from contaminating San Francisco Bay. These 44 victories include...
Blog Post: March 14, 2018
Baykeeper recently secured a new legal victory to stop the Newby Island landfill facility in Milpitas from releasing polluted runoff into tributaries of San Francisco Bay. The Newby Island Resource Recovery Park is a landfill, compost, and material recovery facility located near the Bay shoreline....

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