Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Press Release: January 12, 2012
San Francisco - Less sewage will be draining into San Francisco Bay from Menlo Park-based West Bay Sanitary District, San Francisco Baykeeper announced today. Baykeeper has successfully settled its long-running lawsuit against West Bay for illegal sewage spills, reaching an agreement that details...
Blog Post: January 12, 2012
A local nonprofit boat-building organization will receive a grant to create a new education program on non-polluting boat maintenance and repair, thanks to a recent Baykeeper legal victory. As part of the settlement we achieved in our lawsuit against BAE Systems San Francisco Ship Repair Inc, the...
Blog Post: January 6, 2012
Baykeeper received a briefing from the Coast Guard on the current status of the oil spill caused by a sunken tug boat in Richmond's Inner Harbor last month. We're pleased to report that oil is no longer actively seeping from the tug, and efforts are underway to remove the remaining fuel oil from...
Featured Stories: January 6, 2012
Thank you for your support of a healthy San Francisco Bay. With the help of our committed members, Baykeeper is making the Bay safer for clapper rails and harbor porpoises, healthy swimmers and thriving surfers, kiters and boaters.  And in 2012, Baykeeper will confront some of San Francisco Bay’s...
Monthly Column: January 1, 2012
As cold rain fell from the night sky, we slipped our kayaks into the dark waters off the East Bay shore. The Bay’s surface was calm. The only sound was raindrops splashing on our kayaks and the water around us. Lights from shore allowed us to find our way. Baykeeper staff scientist Ian Wren and I...
Blog Post: December 21, 2011
Sand miners should not be allowed to increase the amount of sand they remove from San Francisco Bay and the Delta, Baykeeper warned state regulators this month. This is based on recent research indicating sand mining likely contributes to erosion and other damage to the Bay and Pacific shoreline....
Blog Post: December 20, 2011
A pair of river otters popped up December 17 on a dock behind the 101 Surf Sports shop in San Rafael. Our friends at the shop took this photo. River otters often go into salt water and have been seen in the open ocean off the Mendocino coast. They are also seen co-mingling with sea otters in Puget...
Blog Post: December 15, 2011
Based largely on Baykeeper's advocacy, the Regional Water Quality Control Board today submitted a letter to the Port of San Francisco and the America's Cup Event Authority, indicating that storm water must in fact be managed consistent with the San Francisco Stormwater Ordinance and Clean Water Act...
Blog Post: December 14, 2011
On Sunday, December 11, a WWII-era tugboat with as much as 52,000 gallons of fuel oil on board sank into Richmond's Inner Harbor. Oil was soon observed leaking into surrounding waters. The day prior, approximately 1,290 gallons of diesel fuel escaped from UC Berkeley's Stanley Hall into the storm...
BK In The News: December 14, 2011
Groups that have raised environmental concerns about the America’s Cup said Wednesday that they intend to slow down the development approval process if the Planning Commission will not do so.

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