Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: June 4, 2012
Charity Navigator, the nation’s leading evaluator of nonprofit organizations’ financial performance, has awarded San Francisco Baykeeper its top 4-star rating. This rating designates Baykeeper’s financial efficiency, accountability and transparency to be “Exceptional: Exceeds industry standards and...
Monthly Column: June 1, 2012
In the 1960s and early 70s, San Francisco Bay just plain stank. Raw or partly treated sewage entered the Bay in 83 places. Refineries, smelters, pesticide manufacturers and other industrial facilities pumped their waste directly into the Bay. The Bay Area wasn’t alone. Across the nation, water...
BK In The News: June 1, 2012
A report released last week by Heal the Bay, a Santa Monica environmental group, revealed that while water quality at Bay Area beaches is generally high, it varies widely — and predictably — between bay and ocean beaches.
Press Release: May 31, 2012
San Francisco—Finding a Bay Area beach where the water is clean enough for swimming, surfing and other in-the-water recreation is going to be easier with San Francisco Baykeeper’s launch of the Swim Guide app. This new, free smart phone app provides up-to-date water quality information from...
Blog Post: May 31, 2012
Finding a Bay Area beach with water clean enough for swimming, surfing and other in-the-water recreation is going to be easier with Baykeeper’s launch of the Swim Guide app. This new, free smart phone app provides up-to-date water quality information from government authorities on more than a dozen...
BK In The News: May 30, 2012
In a move that could allow it to elude some environmental regulations, DMB Pacific Ventures on Wednesday asked two federal agencies to declare whether they have any say over what happens to the Cargill salt flats in Redwood City it wants to develop.
Blog Post: May 24, 2012
It’s safe to go in the water at Bay Area beaches during the summer, according to the Annual Beach Report Card released today. But during wet weather, sewage spills are still a threat to surfers, swimmers and other recreationists. The report card, issued by our partners at Santa Monica-based Heal...
BK In The News: May 24, 2012
The Bay Area's beaches got a mostly clean bill of health in a report released Thursday by an environmental group that monitors water quality at beaches along the West Coast, although bayside beaches scored less well.  
BK In The News: May 24, 2012
Bacteria levels at beaches all over the Bay Area have improved dramatically since last year, so beach goers can enjoy the shore without worry this summer, environmentalists said Thursday.
BK In The News: May 24, 2012
Stay out of the bay in San Mateo County -- that's the message from an environmental group that keeps an eye on local water contamination.    

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