Baykeeper Updates Related to On Patrol

Blog Post: September 1, 2018
Baykeeper Field Investigator Sienna Courter headed to the Hamilton Wetlands in Novato with representatives from the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR). We're working closely with OSPR to analyze how oil spills affect sensitive sites around the Bay, and the best ways to...
Blog Post: August 1, 2018
After receiving reports about possible pollution discharges from a shoreline site in the East Bay, Baykeeper's Field Investigator Sienna Courter, along with Managing Attorney Erica Maharg and Staff Attorney Nicole Sasaki (pictured below), conducted an on-the-water investigation by kayak. Baykeeper...
Blog Post: July 1, 2018
On a boat patrol near San Francisco, Baykeeper staff noticed a large recycling facility with trash lining the fences near the shoreline—only a wind gust away from releasing Styrofoam packing peanuts and plastic bags into the Bay. Baykeeper is following up to get the facility to contain its trash....
Blog Post: June 1, 2018
Baykeeper was out on boat patrol in central San Francisco Bay when we encountered some suspicious foam being discharged from a large tanker ship. Shown here, at right, is Baykeeper Field Investigator Sienna Courter taking water samples. We sent them to a lab for chemical testing. Bayk eeper will...
Blog Post: May 1, 2018
Baykeeper Staff Attorney Ben Eichenberg recently took representatives from the San Francisco Department of the Environment and the Mayor's Office on an aerial patrol of the Bay. The aerial perspective helped illustrate how sand mining in San Francisco Bay is connected to erosion at San Francisco’s...
Blog Post: April 1, 2018
A squatter sailboat has been towed from Aquatic Park after a long struggle to get it removed. The boat had illegally taken up residence in the cove without a permit, and Baykeeper received reports that the boater dumped raw sewage into the Bay. Baykeeper had been monitoring the boat and working...
Blog Post: December 18, 2017
The past month has been busy for the Baykeeper boat patrol! Here are a few updates from our recent on-the-water investigations: Estuary Trash: Baykeeper Executive Director Sejal Choksi-Chugh discovered a large raft of trash in the Oakland-Alameda Estuary a couple of weeks ago, just as two...
BK In The News: November 30, 2016
A boat that has made a big difference on San Francisco Bay needs a little help itself. Emily Turner reports.

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