Baykeeper Press Releases

(Jul 5, 2017) 4th Annual Bay Parade On the Water Sunday July 9. 200+ costumed swimmers, paddlers, and boaters will parade on the water in a colorful "kayak-tivism" event to protect San Francisco Bay. WHAT: San Francisco Baykeeper’s 4th Annual Bay Parade, Sunday, July 9 The high point of the Bay Parade is the finale, which features a huge colorful display, with a large banner lifted by kayaks and...
SB 709 requires that any transport of non-floating oils (like crude from tar sands) in California waterways be prohibited unless a clean-up contingency plan is developed, including identifying an organization capable of responding to a spill
(Mar 3, 2017) Sacramento -- Today Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) announced a bill to protect California’s waterways from dangerous spills of tar sands oil. California has laws to prevent and prepare for “conventional” oil spills that can be cleaned up from the surface of the water. These laws do not take into account oils like those derived from tar sands that will sink to the bottom of...
Groups Filed in Support of City Council’s Ban on Handling and Storage of Coal in Oakland
(Feb 16, 2017) Oakland, Calif. - Today Earthjustice, representing San Francisco Baykeeper and the Sierra Club, filed a motion to intervene in the lawsuit from Oakland Bulk & Oversized Terminal, LLC, owned by private developer Phil Tagami, challenging Oakland’s ban on handling and storage of coal in Oakland. The groups also filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. "Oakland city officials were...
Science demonstrates that sand mining in the Bay contributes to erosion at Ocean Beach
(Jan 30, 2017) San Francisco, Calif. - The California State Lands Commission, an agency responsible for protecting San Francisco Bay, has once again approved permits to let private companies remove harmful levels of sand from the Bay’s floor. On January 30, San Francisco Baykeeper filed a second legal action challenging the increased sand mining. Excessive sand mining is linked to irreversible...
San José will lead Bay Area in reducing trash and investing in green infrastructure
(Jun 15, 2016) Oakland and San José, Calif. - Today, San Francisco Baykeeper and the City of San José announced a legal agreement to make the Bay Area’s largest city a greener one. As part of the agreement, San José has committed to make significant future environmental investments by implementing more stormwater capture projects, also known as “green infrastructure.” The anticipated long-term...
Swimmers, paddlers, boaters parade on the water to McCovey Cove; elite swimmers vie for Golden Rivet Prize in 6.5-mile swim from the Golden Gate
(May 17, 2016) Swimmers, kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders, and boaters will parade on the water along the San Francisco waterfront on May 22 in Baykeeper’s 3rd Annual Bay Parade. The 1pm finale in McCovey Cove—featuring costumes, flags and live music—will be recorded and broadcast on the Jumbotron at the start of the Giants evening home game. The Bay Parade includes the competitive Golden Rivet...
See the Bay Parade finale from the north side of McCovey Cove, on the walking pier that extends east from the southeast corner of the ballpark, near the ferry landing.
(May 17, 2016) Information on the Bay Parade
Competitive 6.5 mile swim race from the Golden Gate to McCovey Cove May 22
(May 17, 2016) Swimmers will race 6.5 miles in San Francisco Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge to McCovey Cove, along the San Francisco waterfront on May 22 in the Golden Rivet Swim, a part of Baykeeper’s Bay Parade event. Elite swimmers competing include: Kimberley Chambers, who set a new world record, becoming the first woman to swim 30 miles from the Farallon Islands; Triple Crown of Open Water...
Bay Parade Advance Visuals & Invitation to Cover from a Boat
(May 10, 2016) San Francisco Baykeper Bay Parade Sunday May 22 What: Baykeeper’s 3rd Annual Bay Parade. Swimmers, kayakers, stand-up paddle boarders, and boaters parade on the water along the San Francisco waterfront to McCovey Cove at AT&T Park. Includes competitive 6.5-mile Golden Rivet Swim starting at the Golden Gate Bridge. Finale in McCovey Cove features 100 swimmers, paddlers, and...
Competitive 6.5 mile swim race from the Golden Gate to McCovey Cove May 22
(May 9, 2016) Swimmers will race 6.5 miles in San Francisco Bay along the city waterfront on May 22 in the Golden Rivet Swim, a part of Baykeeper’s Bay Parade event. Swimmers will jump from boats at the Golden Gate Bridge at 9:45 AM and swim along the San Francisco waterfront, past the Embarcadero, the Ferry Building, and under the Bay Bridge. The on-the-water finish line will be just outside...

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