Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: October 2, 2012
Twenty-six swimmers made a 9-mile crossing of San Francisco Bay on Sunday, September 30 in San Francisco Baykeeper’s annual Swim for the Bay. We’re so proud of their accomplishment, and honored that they swam to support Baykeeper’s work for a clean and healthy Bay. See photos of Swim for the Bay by...
Monthly Column: October 1, 2012
Every drop of rain in the Bay Area eventually flows to San Francisco Bay. Throughout history, that hasn’t been a problem. Most rain soaked into the ground and made its way gradually into creeks that emptied into the Bay. But with so many roads, driveways, sidewalks and roofs in our urban area, rain...
Featured Stories: September 26, 2012
The Ghost Fleet—57 decaying military ships that poisoned the San Francisco Bay ecosystem for 40 years—is being cleaned up ahead of schedule. In 2010, Baykeeper successfully reached a settlement agreement with the federal government that required a speedy cleanup of the rusting ships. The Ghost...
BK In The News: September 18, 2012
Bay Area residents have had options for getting rid of old pills piling up in their medicine cabinets. But the "No Drugs Down the Drain" campaign launched Monday wants to make sure consumers take their leftover pharmaceuticals to local law enforcement agencies, pharmacies, hospitals and other...
Blog Post: September 17, 2012
[[wysiwyg_imageupload:283:height=363,width=246]]On Saturday, close to 40 Baykeeper volunteers took part in California's annual Coastal Cleanup Day at India Basin Shoreline Park. Volunteers cleaned up nearly 400 pounds of trash from the park, ranging from entire bags of household trash, to wings...
Press Release: September 11, 2012
  SAN FRANCISCO, CA – San Francisco Baykeeper proudly announced the award of a $75,000 grant from the Hugo Neu Corporation in support of their mission to protect San Francisco Bay from pollution. The grant will be vital in propelling the organization’s new Bay Safe Industry Campaign. "We thank...
E News: September 10, 2012
*/ Monthly Update for September 2012 Victory for a Clean Bay in Berkeley! Victory for a Clean Bay in Oakland! Baykeeper Sues One of the Bay's Worst Industrial Polluters Pitch In at Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday Baykeeper Seeks Experts to Serve on Regional Water Board Swim For The Bay on...
Blog Post: September 10, 2012
Do you or does someone you know have a passion for San Francisco Bay and expertise in water pollution? If so, Baykeeper asks you to consider serving on the major regulatory board overseeing the Bay’s water quality—the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Regional Water Board...
Blog Post: September 10, 2012
Lakeside Nonferrous Metals, an Oakland metal recycling company, agreed last week to move one of its outdoor facilities indoors and take other measures to prevent rainy-season pollution of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper sued Lakeside after documenting that the recycler’s storm water runoff has...
Blog Post: September 7, 2012
The C&H Sugar Refinery, which has repeatedly contaminated Carquinez Strait in ways that deplete oxygen available to fish and other aquatic life, needs tighter pollution controls, Baykeeper recently told regulators. Baykeeper urged the Regional Water Quality Control Board to tighten controls as...

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