Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: April 10, 2012
Last week Baykeeper and Svendsen’s Boat Works reached an agreement to reduce storm water pollution of San Francisco Bay from this important Alameda boat repair and maintenance facility. Baykeeper’s testing of storm runoff from Svendsen’s, which is located along the Oakland estuary shoreline, found...
E News: April 10, 2012
*/ Monthly Update for April 2012 New Agreement for Clean Boatyards and a Clean Bay Late-Season Rains Bring Sewage Spills to the Bay Celebrate a Healthy Bay at the Baykeeper Spring Party Join Baykeeper at the SF Giants Game on April 18 Earth Day 2012: Pitch In for a Cleaner Bay City...
Monthly Column: April 1, 2012
With Opening Day on the way, and the America’s Cup around the corner, lots of folks—including Baykeeper—are busy with spring boat maintenance, all in preparation for a special boating season. After a (second) four-year stint with silicone-based epoxy hull paint, our 19’ C-Dory catamaran (with...
Blog Post: March 30, 2012
Plans for a redeveloped business district in East Palo Alto need to include more storm water pollution prevention measures and take into account future sea level rise, Baykeeper recently told regulators. We urged the city of East Palo Alto to redraft the environmental impact report for this large-...
Blog Post: March 27, 2012
Cities need to use direct capture measures to reduce the amount of trash in our waterways—not plastic bag bans and ineffective education programs, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper has analyzed new plans from the Bay Area Stormwater Management Agencies Association (BASMAA) for reducing...
E News: March 13, 2012
*/ Monthly Update for March 2012 Whales Are Visiting the Bay—Help Keep Them Safe Baykeeper Urges Tighter Rules on Big Ship Pollution Boaters, Marinas Can Prevent Sewage Pollution in the Bay Baykeeper Watchdogs the Bay's Largest Source of Mercury Celebrate the Bay in Berkeley on April 14...
Blog Post: March 12, 2012
Pollution from large vessels needs to be tightly regulated and the results publicly accessible, Baykeeper recently told the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA is updating the national Vessel General Permit, which regulates many sources of pollution from commercial ships over 79...
Blog Post: March 8, 2012
To keep whales safe in the Bay, boaters need to stay at least 300 feet away—about the length of a football field—warns the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. A gray whale has been spotted in the Bay over the last couple of days,...
Blog Post: March 1, 2012
A Cupertino limestone quarry’s plan for how they would end mining operations could pollute San Francisco Bay with mercury and other metals, Baykeeper recently warned Santa Clara County planners. Lehigh Southwest Cement Company is required by law to have a plan for eventually filling its quarry and...
Monthly Column: March 1, 2012
Can one boater make a difference? Consider this: A weekend boater flushing untreated sewage into San Francisco Bay produces the same bacterial pollution as 10,000 people whose sewage passes through a treatment plant. One marina operator can make a big difference, too. At Sausalito’s Galilee Harbor...

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