Baykeeper Updates Related to Advocacy

Blog Post: April 3, 2018
A lot of trash accumulates along Bay Area highways and freeways. Rain and wind can drive that trash into the Bay or into storm drains that empty into the Bay. Trash pollution blights views of the Bay, inhibits Bay recreation, and harms the Bay’s wildlife. The California Department of Transportation...
BK In The News: December 21, 2017
Last week, the San Francisco Examiner laid out some of the problems with the proposed Treasure Island Clipper Cove Marina project... As a result of the potential negative educational and environmental impacts of the Clipper Cove project, the Sierra Club joins the San Francisco Unified School...
BK In The News: November 23, 2017
... A luxury mega-marina proposal by local political powerhouse Darius Anderson, is a stunningly audacious asset grab... The SFUSD science department has spoken out against the plan, as have 23 fourth-grade teachers, the Sierra Club, Bay Keeper and the U.S. Sailing Association, the governing body...
Blog Post: July 18, 2017
Recently, Baykeeper successfully advocated for local regulators to strengthen pollution controls at dry dock shipyards in San Francisco Bay. Dry docks are large three-walled structures where big ships pull in and are lifted entirely out of water for maintenance, such as removing old hull paint and...
Blog Post: May 3, 2017
The challenges facing San Francisco Bay—and the opportunity for a bigger movement for the environment to come together—set the stage for Baykeeper’s 2nd Annual Water Forum on April 24. The theme was Water Policy and Bay Protection in the New Federal Era. Our speakers, Jared Huffman, member of...
Monthly Column: April 4, 2017
This year, the Bay Area has been deluged with rain. After years of severe drought, we’re not complaining. However, the downpour came with side effects. Creeks, roads and neighborhoods flooded. Sewage overflows caused major spills in local communities. Billions of gallons of rainwater washed off...
BK In The News: January 26, 2017
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...
Blog Post: January 17, 2017
Baykeeper is advocating for stronger regulations on boat coatings to protect fish and other wildlife from the toxic effects of copper contamination. Copper is a powerful biocide commonly found in specialized boat coatings that prevents algae, barnacles, and other sea life from growing on boat hulls...
Blog Post: January 25, 2016
How is California faring during a major drought? What can we do locally to help turn around the acidification of the ocean? Can the many different interests in California come together to deal creatively with the state’s water woes? These were some of the questions considered at Baykeeper’s January...
Blog Post: January 25, 2016
On January 13, Baykeeper held a reception and conversation to consider one of our state’s most pressing issues: The Future of Water in California. Our speakers were Felicia Marcus, who chairs the State Water Resources Control Board, and Cat Kuhlman, who holds two state government posts, Deputy...

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