Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
The Mercury News | February 13, 2017 | Water Resources
Adrian Covert (Opinion, Feb. 9) relies on sensationalist claims to avoid a rational and science-based discussion of California’s water needs. Covert claims that the state Water Board will impose 50 percent cuts “at the first sign of any future drought.” Wrong. The proposed flow restrictions might require additional conservation, but not at the...
East Bay Times | February 1, 2017 | Sediment Mgmt
Environmentalists are suing the state in an effort to reduce sand mining inside San Francisco Bay that they contend is shrinking a popular beach and habitat for an endangered bird. The San Francisco Baykeeper contends the State Lands Commission didn’t adequately protect Ocean Beach last June when it renewed leases allowing a company to scoop up...
Marin Independent Journal | January 30, 2017 | Bay Friendly
Sausalito’s Galilee Harbor will be around for at least another two decades... “In 2007, Galilee’s members proactively mobilized and successfully protected the Mono Street Marsh from the Cosco Busan oil spill by deploying boom materials to keep oil away from the marsh’s vegetation,” read a letter of support from the group San Francisco Baykeeper. “...
San Francisco Magazine | January 27, 2017 | Trash
A highly selective, totally subjective list of ways to battle Trumpism right here in the Bay Area... Baykeeper SF: Report litterbugs on the bay and its waterways or call out suspicious storm-drain dumping by filling out a form on Baykeeper’s website. 
KQED California Report | January 26, 2017 | Advocacy
Bay Area environmentalists say they’re appalled by the Trump administration’s freeze on business activities and communications at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency... San Francisco Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh agreed and pointed to millions of dollars in grants to restore bay wetlands as the kind of project now at risk.
The Pioneer | January 19, 2017 | Trash
... More than 70 volunteers showed up on a cloudy, foggy Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Main Street parking lot west of the ferry terminal in Alameda, including members of the Boy Scouts of America and San Francisco Baykeeper, a 25-year-old nonprofit advocacy group that works to prevent pollution in the San Francisco Bay and has helped to defeat two...
KRON4 | January 17, 2017 | Trash
Dozens of volunteers gathered at the Alameda estuary Saturday to take care of one of the negative results of last week’s storms. “The timing of this cleanup is perfect this year mainly because the big storms pushed a lot of trash into the bay and on to the shore line,” said San Francisco bay keeper Sejal Choksi-Chugh.
East Bay Times | January 10, 2017 | Events
The second annual service event is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday rain or shine on Main Street at Navy Way. It is being hosted by Alameda Point Partners and the Alameda Public Works Department’s Clean Water Program; members of San Francisco Baykeeper, an advocacy group, will be on-site to discuss the need to keep plastic and other trash out of...
East Bay Times | December 15, 2016 | Wetland Protection
A regional water board voted late Wednesday to fine the owner of a small island in the Suisun Marsh $2.8 million on allegations he filled in wetlands to the detriment of fish, wildlife and water quality... Erica Maharg, attorney for the San Francisco Baykeeper environmental group, said earlier the $4.6 million fine was warranted to deter others...
ABC7 News | December 14, 2016 | Sea Level Rise
By the time the bulk of the storm hits, the king tides currently pounding the bay should subside... "They were actively putting sand on the beach and you could see it being washed away simultaneously," said Ian Wren, of San Francisco Baykeeper.