Latest Baykeeper News and Information

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,...
Blog Post: October 24, 2011
Want to help cut pollution in the Bay by collecting and reusing rainwater from your San Francisco rooftop? If so, you can get a discount of up to 60% on rain barrels from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). The SFPUC also offers cisterns at discounts of up to $640. During rainy...
E News: October 12, 2011
Monthly Update for October 2011 Three New State Laws are Wins for the Bay Cosco Busan Settlement Falls Short BCDC Approves Sea Level Rise Plan for the Bay Federal Legislation Threatens Clean Water Act Volunteers Pitch In for Coastal Cleanup Day Join the Battle of the Bay Paddleboard Race...
Press Release: October 9, 2011
Sacramento, CA – Finally, the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response – part of the Department of Fish and Game – is set to get an increase in funding from oil companies doing business in the state.  AB 1112 was signed by Governor Brown October 8. California oil spill prevention and...
Blog Post: October 9, 2011
Governor Brown has signed Baykeeper's AB 1112 to provide much-needed funding for oil spill prevention and response measures in California. The budget for California's Office of Spill Prevention and Response was set for huge cuts because oil companies were fighting a modest increase in fees to fund...

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