Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
KPIX CBS News | April 4, 2019 | Fish and Marine Life
The City of Berkeley and the State of California are investigating after a garbage truck fire lead to the death of hundreds of fish. “Yeah, this is a fish kill. Hundreds of fish dead in Codornices Creek,” said Ben Eichenberg, a staff attorney with SF Baykeeper. “I counted 40 between 6th & 8th streets.”
San Francisco Chronicle | April 4, 2019 | Fish and Marine Life
A fierce battle by Berkeley firefighters to prevent a gas-tank explosion succeeded in averting a potential disaster this week — but an apparently deadly aftereffect is that hundreds of fish were killed when water and retardant foam from the firefight flowed into a nearby stream... Ben Eichenberg, a staff attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, said...
Marin Independent Journal | April 2, 2019 | About Baykeeper
Thirty years ago, citizens concerned that industries and cities were polluting San Francisco Bay without consequence stepped forward and, with the help of donors, launched a nonprofit that has served for the three decades since as the chief environmental watchdog of our great estuary. Today, San Francisco Baykeeper, staffed by 12 people, patrols...
Waterkeeper Alliance | March 28, 2019 | Bay Defense
San Francisco Bay’s watershed stretches from the granite tips of the Sierra Nevada to the Golden Gate, covering almost 60,000 square miles and nearly 40 percent of California. Half of California’s surface water supply falls as rain or snow within the watershed, frequently as “ephemeral” or intermittent streams, creeks, and marshes that flow with...
East Bay Express | March 27, 2019 | On Patrol
How the nonprofit group Baykeeper monitors polluters in Bay Area waters... The greenish brown water laps at walls of concrete on each side of the estuary. On the west is the waterfront property of Manson Construction, a marine construction and dredging company that has stacked a paved site with cranes and shipping containers. Along the east side...
San Francisco Chronicle | March 25, 2019 | Wetland Protection
When grower Brad Goehring looks across his rows of grapes, he can’t help but see a pool of murky water that breaks the rhythm of his vines, which otherwise stretch steadily into the Sierra foothills... “It’s not just academic,” said Erica Maharg, managing attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, another supporter of watershed protections. “There are...
East Bay Times | March 25, 2019 | Events
Earth Day Estuary Cleanup: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 20, Jack London Aquatic Center, 115 Embarcadero, Oakland. Help remove garbage from the Oakland Estuary with cleanup teams working on water and land. Volunteers who want to get out on the water can bring their own watercraft and paddle to hard-to-reach trash hotspots with members of the local water...
Estuary News | March 21, 2019 | Freshwater flows
The winter kicked off with the State Water Resources Control Board’s December vote to adopt increased flow objectives ... "Governor Newsom has staked out turf against the Trump Administration," says San Francisco Baykeeper’s Jon Rosenfield. "Water management and endangered species are going to be the first real test of that."
Estuary News | March 21, 2019 | Advocacy
... “If resource agencies cannot rely on long-term funding, they cannot implement long-term monitoring programs, which means we cannot track long-term trends. And if we cannot track trends we won’t know if our ecosystems are changing — and that seems to be the intent of the federal bureaucracy these days,” says Ian Wren, a staff scientist with...
East Bay Express | March 20, 2019 | Coal
After withdrawal of a 2018 proposal to regulate the dirty fuel, city councilmember proposes an eventual export ban... And the nonprofit Baykeeper sent speakers to the Richmond City Council and signed letters supporting the move to ban coal and petcoke. In settlement of a Baykeeper lawsuit, the Levin Terminal cleaned up its previous "really messy...

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