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San Francisco: Vote Yes on Prop A Seawall Repair

San Francisco’s Embarcadero seawall—the manmade barrier between the city and San Francisco Bay—is crumbling. Baykeeper supports a bond measure on the ballot in San Francisco this November to repair...

San Jose: Vote Yes on Measure T to Keep Pollution out of the Bay

San Jose’s creeks and rivers have some of the worst trash and bacteria pollution in the Bay Area. When Baykeeper first discovered the city’s high pollution levels several years ago, San Jose was...

Baykeeper Releases ShoreView Planning Tool for Sea Level Rise

(San Francisco Bay, CA) – Sea levels are expected to rise in San Francisco Bay by at least three feet over the next 80 years.  Many people around the Bay Area, including those working for local...

Green Light for More Tar Sands Oil Threatens the Bay

In a ruling that poses risks for San Francisco Bay, regional regulators recently approved an increase in the refining of heavy tar sands oil at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Rodeo. The refinery...

California Says No to Trump’s Offshore Drilling Expansion

In a victory for the Bay—and the entire state—Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills that will help prevent new offshore oil drilling along the state’s shoreline.   Senate Bill 834...

Baykeeper on Patrol: September 2018 Update

Baykeeper Field Investigator Sienna Courter headed to the Hamilton Wetlands in Novato with representatives from the California Office of Spill Prevention and Response (OSPR). We're working...

Fishermen, Tribal Members, and Enviros Band Together to Advocate for More Flows at Sacramento Press Conference

Today, a coalition of environmental organizations, Northern California Indian tribal members, and commercial and sportfishing organizations held a press conference at the State Capitol to advocate...

Meet Baykeeper Board Member Jovita Pajarillo

From her bicycle atop Mt. Tamalpais or along Oakland’s Skyline Boulevard, Jovita Pajarillo experiences San Francisco Bay in her favorite way: taking in the expansive views from afar. The...

Feds Oppose Increased Freshwater for the Bay

Baykeeper has been advocating for state regulators to increase the amount of fresh water flowing into San Francisco Bay, to ensure a healthy ecosystem for the Bay and wildlife. Now there is new...

A Healthy Bay for Bat Rays

Do you know what Bay animal resembles both an eagle and a trash compactor? Bat rays are best known for their wide, bat-like “wings” (actually pectoral fins) that make them elegant swimmers. They’...

Baykeeper on Patrol: August 2018 Update

After receiving reports about possible pollution discharges from a shoreline site in the East Bay, Baykeeper's Field Investigator Sienna Courter, along with Managing Attorney Erica Maharg and Staff...

Advocating to Protect Suisun Marsh from Duck Club Waste

San Francisco Bay’s Suisun Marsh is one of the largest marshes on the West Coast, providing rich habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife—including river otters like the one pictured here....


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