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BK In The News: November 3, 2011
The latest proposal to prevent the spread of invasive seaweed as San Francisco prepares to host the America's Cup would have scuba divers painstakingly remove the pest by hand from old piers before they are torn down.
Monthly Column: November 2, 2011
Pesticides are one of the main contaminants to Bay Area creeks and the aquatic life that forms the base of the Bay’s food web. Future columns will discuss our efforts to reduce local governments’ use of pesticide. Read on to learn what you can do to stay pesticide free—for the health of your...
Blog Post: November 1, 2011
Join Baykeeper on Thursday evening, November 10 at the California Academy of Sciences "Surf & Tides" NightLife event. The evening program will celebrate surfing and tidal forces and feature a photo exhibit of King Tides, surf videos, sustainable surfboard designs, a jellyfish-themed Burning Man...
Featured Stories: October 31, 2011
Three new State laws were passed this fall that will benefit California's waterways and wildlife, in wins for oil spill funding, sharks and toxic-free waters. AB 1112 (Jared Huffman-D, San Rafael) was sponsored by San Francisco Baykeeper to provide much-needed funding for oil spill prevention and...
Blog Post: October 31, 2011
On Saturday, October 29, more than 150 paddlers took to the water at McNear's Beach in San Rafael as part of the inaugural Battle of the Bay Stand Up Paddleboard Races. It was an exciting day on the Bay, as novice and elite paddlers competed for cash prizes along 4-mile and 5-mile courses. The...
Blog Post: October 28, 2011
Hard-won pesticide protections for creeks, rivers, fish and wildlife could be jeopardized by recent exaggerated cost estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency has suggested that the cost of implementing new rules on aquatic pesticide applications is almost $50...
Featured Stories: October 28, 2011
Pesticides are one of the primary contaminants to Bay Area creeks and are toxic to the aquatic life that forms the base of San Francisco Bay’s food web. Many pesticides are marketed to consumers as safe for the environment and public health, yet generation after generation are found to have caused...
Blog Post: October 26, 2011
Join Baykeeper this Saturday, October 29, at the Battle of the Bay Stand Up Paddleboard Races on San Francisco Bay! Held at McNear’s Beach in San Rafael, this inaugural event promises lots of SUP racing action for all levels, from elite to novice. There will also be a manufacturer’s expo featuring...
Featured Stories: October 26, 2011
On October 6, the Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC) unanimously approved an amendment to the Bay Plan to address sea level rise in the Bay due to climate change. The amendment requires future development around San Francisco Bay to consider the potential for sea level rise and plan...
Blog Post: October 24, 2011
Baykeeper is excited to be a part of the first-of-its-kind SharkTank messaging competition presented by Trainer Communications. On November 17, CEOs of Bay Area technology companies will have three minutes to pitch their company's messaging to a panel of top-tier broadcast and print media,...

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