Baykeeper's E-Newsletter for May 11, 2009

Speak Out to Protect Our Coastal Habitats

ca_coastFish and Game Commission Public Hearing
Thursday, May 14, 9 a.m.
Sacramento, CA

On Thursday, the California Fish and Game Commission will make a final decision on establishing a network of marine protected areas along the North Central coast of California between Mendocino and San Mateo Counties. These underwater wilderness areas will help our stressed coastal ecosystems to recover and thrive, but opponents are urging the Commission to weaken protections for these areas. We need you to join Baykeeper staff in speaking out to support strong protections for California's coastal wildlife and habitats. The Commission will soon begin the process of setting protections for San Francisco Bay, and weak provisions for the North Central Coast could set a precedent for less protection of the Bay – so it's vital that we speak out now.

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Baykeeper Brings You Headline News of the Bay

BayHeadlineNewsImageWe're pleased to announce a new feature on the Baykeeper homepage that brings you the latest news stories about the Bay and Bay issues. Check out our Bay Headline News section to keep up-to-date on media coverage of environmental politics in the Bay Area and beyond, and get the latest on the water quality, fish and wildlife of the Bay. Questions or suggestions? Tell us what you think!

And you can browse our redesigned Press Room for the latest Baykeeper media coverage, press releases, monthly columns and past issues of Baykeeper's E-news.

Baykeeper Interview: How Healthy Is the Bay?

SejalChoksiBaykeeper and Director of Programs Sejal Choksi was recently featured in a discussion of the health of San Francisco and Monterey Bays, on Your Call Radio with Rose Aguilar on KALW 91.7 FM. Hear about the greatest pollution threats to San Francisco Bay and best ways to preserve the Bay for future generations. Click here for the full conversation.

Join Baykeeper's 20th Anniversary Campaign

20th AnniversaryBaykeeper is celebrating our 20th Anniversary this year! Since 1989, we’ve been the pollution watchdog of San Francisco Bay, strengthening clean water laws and holding polluters accountable. You can help ensure another two decades of effective Bay protection by making a tax-deductible gift to Baykeeper today. Please join Baykeeper's 20th Anniversary campaign to launch our third successful decade of protecting the health and wildlife of San Francisco Bay.

You can also become a Bay Steward with sustaining gifts to Baykeeper. Bay Stewards make regular monthly gifts that help us save money on administrative costs so your gift goes even further to support our work. Find out more.

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Speak Out to Protect Our Coastal Habitats