DEFENDING NATURE & CLIMATE
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DEFENDING NATURE & CLIMATE
Photo: Ingrid Taylor
DEFENDING NATURE & CLIMATE
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DEFENDING NATURE & CLIMATE
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DEFENDING NATURE & CLIMATE
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Defending Nature & Climate

Baykeeper defends the Bay from harm and helps Bay Area residents prepare for the effects of climate change

San Francisco Bay’s wetlands, the Bay's bottom floor, and the fresh water from rivers that flow into the Bay work together to create a vital ecosystem that both people and wildlife depend on. It will be even more important to keep the Bay healthy when sea levels rise, and there is extreme flooding and drought caused by climate change. But the things that keep the Bay healthy are being mismanaged and exploited.

Baykeeper uses science, advocacy, and the law to protect the Bay's shoreline and vibrant wetlands, ensure that there is a healthy level of sand and sediment on the Bay floor, and make sure that enough fresh water flows into the Bay to keep it from getting too salty to support life. By defending the Bay's natural ecological balance, Baykeeper makes sure that residents of the Bay Area — both human and animal will thrive for generations to come.

Shoreview Project: The Bay and Climate Change

Baykeeper analyzed over 300 miles of Bay shoreline for the potential effects of seal level rise and flood conditions. We found over 1,000 contaminated sites that could pose toxic threats to the health of the Bay and Bay Area communities. Baykeeper's Shoreview project catalogs these risks, as well as what we can do to avoid the most dangerous consequences of climate change.  

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Take Action: Stop the Trump/Newsom Extinction Crisis in the Bay

Please join us by signing the letter below to ask the governor to direct the Water Board to complete its Bay-Delta plan now, for the health of the Delta, the Bay, and everyone who depends on them.

Tell Interior Sec. Haaland: Dump Trump's Policies that Decimate California Wildlife

During this year's extreme drought, anti-wildlife policies put in place by the Trump administration are decimating salmon in the Bay watershed. These Trump-era holdovers are also threatening other...

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