Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: May 17, 2012
Birds and other wildlife coated with oil during oil spills will be more likely to get rescue and care under Baykeeper-sponsored legislation being considered in the California Senate. Update: The legislation, SB 1192, has passed the Senate and is now being considered in the California Assembly. SB...
Blog Post: May 16, 2012
We would like to congratulate Baykeeper Advisory Council member Felicia Marcus on her appointment by Governor Jerry Brown to the State Water Resources Control Board. Baykeeper is very pleased to have a strong advocate for the environment and San Francisco Bay taking a leadership post at this...
Blog Post: May 15, 2012
Long-term plans for the future of San Francisco Bay shouldn’t make it easier to discharge pollution into the Bay and its tributaries, Baykeeper recently told the Bay Area’s primary water quality regulators. Baykeeper urged the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Board to instead take a proactive...
Blog Post: May 10, 2012
Our new 30-second video spot showcases Baykeeper’s work to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution and takes an inspiring look at the Bay. Baykeeper thanks the outstanding team who created the video: composer Alan Ferber, videographer David McGuire and editor Colin Patton.
Blog Post: May 9, 2012
The owner and operator of the Dubai Star, a tanker that spilled 422 gallons of oil into San Francisco Bay in 2009, will pay $1.96 million to settle violations of state clean water laws. The payment will be used primarily to restore wildlife habitat and enhance public recreation in the East Bay. Oil...
Monthly Column: May 9, 2012
Are gray whales coming into San Francisco Bay more often? Baykeeper is helping to find out, and you can help, too. We’re assisting the Oceanic Society with a new study to find out how many gray whales are coming to the Bay and what dangers they face. The public is encouraged to help by reporting...
Featured Stories: May 9, 2012
Baykeeper is launching our new Bay-Safe Industry campaign to rein in widespread, illegal runoff into San Francisco Bay from industrial facilities. Industrial storm water runoff is a major source of Bay pollution. More than 1,000 Bay Area industrial facilities are violating the Clean Water Act...
E News: May 9, 2012
*/ Monthly Update for May 2012 Baykeeper Launches Bay-Safe Industry Campaign New Victory for Bay-Safe Industry and a Clean Bay $1.96 Million Payment for 2009 Bay Oil Spill Celebrate the Bay at the Baykeeper Spring Party on May 16 Swim For The Bay on September 30 Check Out Baykeeper's New...
Blog Post: May 3, 2012
New rules to keep invasive species out of San Francisco Bay are a big step forward, but should be even tighter, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper urged the adoption of the proposed rules, with further protections for the Bay and all California waters, during the State Lands Commission’s...
Blog Post: May 1, 2012
Florence LaRiviere, leader of San Francisco Bay’s Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge, this week won the 2012 National Wetlands Award. She was also named the Wetland Community Leader of the year. The award, one of the nation’s most prestigious environmental prizes, honors individuals who have...

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