Latest Baykeeper News and Information

BK In The News: December 2, 2011
New measures for improving air quality during the America’s Cup have some skeptical conservation organizations warming up to the event.
Press Release: November 30, 2011
San Francisco Bay Area, CA –The holiday season can bring a surge of sewage pollution to San Francisco Bay. A major reason is the cooking and cleanup of rich holiday meals. Cooking rich foods like turkey and gravy creates fats, oil and grease which gets washed down the drain during cleanup of pots,...
E News: November 8, 2011
Monthly Update for November 2011 BAE Ship Yard Agrees to Major Cleanup Baykeeper Launches Clean Boat Yard Initiative Federal Clean Water Act Under Threat Holiday Kitchen Tips for Preventing Bay Pollution Join Baykeeper at Cal Academy NightLife on Thursday Baykeeper's 2011 Fall Newsletter Now...
Blog Post: November 8, 2011
BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair, Inc., a ship yard servicing large vessels that include cruise liners and oil tankers, has agreed to curb its pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper filed suit against BAE after documenting polluted runoff that far exceeded legal limits for toxic heavy...
Blog Post: November 8, 2011
Baykeeper is launching a new region-wide initiative to reduce pollution from Bay Area boatyards. Boatyards are both a vital part of the Bay’s maritime industry and a source of Bay pollution – paint residue and other toxic substances are often washed from these waterfront facilities directly into...
Blog Post: November 7, 2011
Last week, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission began the process of modifying an existing plan to protect open water basins along San Francisco's waterfront, in order to allow docking of boats during upcoming America's Cup races. Baykeeper and other environmental allies, along with...
Featured Stories: November 7, 2011
For San Francisco Bay, the rainy season brings a surge of pollution from sewage. The primary cause is heavy rains that fill storm drains and infiltrate leaky sewer pipes, causing spills and overflows of raw sewage. When sewer pipes are clogged by fat, oil and grease from local households, this...
BK In The News: November 3, 2011
The latest proposal to prevent the spread of invasive seaweed as San Francisco prepares to host the America's Cup would have scuba divers painstakingly remove the pest by hand from old piers before they are torn down.
Monthly Column: November 2, 2011
Pesticides are one of the main contaminants to Bay Area creeks and the aquatic life that forms the base of the Bay’s food web. Future columns will discuss our efforts to reduce local governments’ use of pesticide. Read on to learn what you can do to stay pesticide free—for the health of your...
Blog Post: November 1, 2011
Join Baykeeper on Thursday evening, November 10 at the California Academy of Sciences "Surf & Tides" NightLife event. The evening program will celebrate surfing and tidal forces and feature a photo exhibit of King Tides, surf videos, sustainable surfboard designs, a jellyfish-themed Burning Man...

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