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Saltworks Project Site Already Susceptible To Significant Flood Risk

Recent research conducted at the Menlo Park office of the U.S. Geological Survey indicates the proposed Saltworks Project site in Redwood City is currently subject to a significant amount of flood...

USGS Video on Sediments and Sea Level Rise

U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently posted an interesting video titled Turbid Bay that discusses current research on how sediment is transported from the water column to tidal mudflats around the...

Take Action: Ask Senators Boxer and Feinstein to Protect Waterways from Pesticides

Next week the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture will vote on whether to exempt pesticide applications from Clean Water Act protections. Please send a message to U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer and...

Point Molate Saved from Casino Development

On April 5, the Richmond City Council voted against further consideration of a casino development slated for the wild shoreline of Point Molate, wisely choosing to protect this important open space...

New Legal Action Against Hanson Aggregates

Baykeeper recently filed a Clean Water Act citizen lawsuit in U.S. Federal District Court against Hanson Aggregates for illegal discharges of storm water and wastewater from three of its Bay Area...

U.S. House Passes Bill to Reduce Pesticide Protections

Yesterday the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 872, a bill that seeks to overturn key protections against harmful pesticide spraying in waterways. Thank you to all the Baykeeper members who...

Action Alert: Help Protect Waterways from Pesticides

Update: the vote is scheduled for today, Thursday, March 31. We'll let you know the results as soon as they are available. Thanks to everyone who took action on behalf of our waterways!The U.S. House...

Pop-Up Wine Trunk Show to Benefit Baykeeper - Tonight!

Join us for a pop-up wine trunk show to benefit San Francisco Baykeeper tonight, Thursday, March 31, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Browse artisan wines from leading local wineries, generously donated for sale at...

Small Oil Spill at Richmond Long Wharf

Baykeeper has received word that there has been a small oil spill near the Richmond Long Wharf, the main pier for the Chevron Refinery. Chevron estimates the spill is approximately half a barrel (21...

Advocating for Stronger Sediment Cleanup Measures

Baykeeper is advocating for improvements to the State Water Board's revisions to their Sediment Quality Objectives, guidelines which are intended to result in the identification and cleanup of toxic...

Baykeeper, EPA Reach Agreement in Sewage Lawsuit Against Seven East Bay Cities

(Bay Area, CA) San Francisco Baykeeper, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Water Boards today announced an agreement in a lawsuit over illegal sewage spills by seven...

Baykeeper Settles Sewage Spill Lawsuit with South San Francisco

(Bay Area, CA) March 10, 2011 – The City of South San Francisco (“City”) and San Francisco Baykeeper (“Baykeeper”) jointly announce today that the South San Francisco City Council approved a...


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