Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Monthly Column: September 1, 2009
San Francisco Baykeeper was founded on the principle that the San Francisco Bay and its connected rivers, creeks, and wetlands belong to the communities that depend on them—and must be protected accordingly. Fortunately, we have the Clean Water Act to help us do just that. When Congress...
Press Release: August 24, 2009
A broad coalition of fishing, environmental groups and tribes filed papers in federal court today defending California’s native salmon. The groups oppose legal efforts by commercial water users and large agricultural interests to overturn federal protections for salmon and other species. On June 4...
E News: August 19, 2009
Support the Relay for the Bay Seven swimmers will relay from Sacramento to San Francisco to raise funds for Baykeeper's work – and a generous donor will match all contributions up to $1,000 in honor of their efforts! How far would you go to protect the Bay? For seven intrepid swimmers, the...
Monthly Column: August 1, 2009
In the last 200 years, San Francisco Bay has undergone profound changes, and the health of the Bay has varied dramatically. Before the wave of gold rush settlers, for example, the Bay was a vibrant ecosystem teeming with marine life, to the extent that oysters, shrimp and several species of...
E News: July 15, 2009
Baykeeper Op-Ed On Marin's Sewage Problem Sejal Choksi, Baykeeper and Director of Programs, wrote in support of improving Southern Marin County's sewer system in the Marin Independent Journal. Our op-ed explains how Southern Marin's many small sewer districts aren't up to fixing the County's big...
Monthly Column: July 1, 2009
A few months ago, I wrote about a technology in use at three Bay Area power plants called once-through cooling, a process that kills fish and marine life as it pulls in Bay water to cool heated machinery inside the plant.  In response, we received this inquiry:  “My husband and I are...
E News: June 17, 2009
KQED Quest Features Baykeeper Sejal Choksi A recent KQED Quest program on sewage spills in San Francisco Bay features our very own Sejal Choksi, Baykeeper and Director of Programs. Sejal explains the problem with sewage treatment facilities in the Bay Area and how Baykeeper is working to protect...
Press Release: June 4, 2009
Current operations of state and federal water projects in California’s Central Valley jeopardize endangered California Chinook salmon and steelhead populations, according to a biological opinion filed today by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Today’s announcement also finds that current water...
Monthly Column: June 1, 2009
San Francisco Bay is at the center of the Bay Area and the extensive network of housing, transit, retail and industry that sustains the more than seven million people that live here. The Bay is a big part of what makes the Bay Area so special, but its close proximity to a major urban area...
E News: May 11, 2009
Speak Out to Protect Our Coastal Habitats Fish and Game Commission Public Hearing Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m. Sacramento, CA On Thursday, the California Fish and Game Commission will make a final decision on establishing a network of marine protected areas along the North...

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