Latest Baykeeper News and Information

Blog Post: December 12, 2019
Baykeeper Field Investigator Cole Burchiel is busy planning for our annual aerial survey of the King Tides in the Bay. These extra-high tides occur every year when the earth's orbit aligns at its closest point to the sun and moon, resulting in extra gravitational pull. This natural phenomenon isn't...
E News: December 12, 2019
Preventing a toxic wave of industrial pollution, investigating pollution by land and water, and more...
Blog Post: December 11, 2019
The Bay Area’s only active coal terminal moves more than a million tons of coal through Richmond, releasing toxic coal dust into nearby neighborhoods and San Francisco. Coal dust causes asthma and other diseases in people, and it contains metals and other pollutants that harm wildlife. That’s why...
Blog Post: December 9, 2019
More than 1,600 industrial facilities around the Bay use and store heavy metals, synthetic chemicals, fuels, and hazardous waste in outdoor areas. With each passing day, these toxic materials accumulate on surfaces and structures around the sites. When the first big storms of the rainy season hit,...
BK In The News: December 4, 2019
After more than six hours of hot debate Tuesday night on a proposed ban of coal and petroleum coke in Richmond, the city council acceded to Mayor Tom Butt’s wishes and decided in a split vote to postpone the item... “Calling for more study is nothing more than reorganizing deck chairs on the...
Monthly Column: December 3, 2019
What I saw on the San Francisco Bay shoreline that day worried me.  I asked our volunteer skipper, Robert, to maneuver the Baykeeper boat closer. Since the last time we'd been to the site, more heavy industrial equipment had piled up near the water. And more barges were crowding the dock. It...
BK In The News: November 27, 2019
It seems the Bohemian's coverage of the excessive levels of bacteria in the Petaluma River Watershed made some waves... In short, Baykeeper argues that, although the SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board calls its plan a TMDL, the current plan does not meet the requirements needed to use that...
Blog Post: November 26, 2019
In 1975, scientists found that the Petaluma River was so heavily contaminated with E. Coli and other bacteria that it was unsafe to have any contact with the water. The presumed sources of the bacteria included animal and human waste running off of ranches, stables, farmland, and out of broken...
BK In The News: November 26, 2019
Holiday party season kicks into high gear this month, with plenty of winter seasonals on store shelves, just waiting to be put to use as a hostess gift ... Anchor Brewing’s Baykeeper IPA is back! Originally released in a limited run last February, this collaboration brew was made with nonprofit...
Press Release: November 19, 2019
San Francisco, CA (November 19, 2019) – Anchor Brewing Company and local nonprofit San Francisco Baykeeper announce their limited-edition collaboration brew, Baykeeper IPA, in cans for the very first time. A San Francisco-style IPA, Baykeeper IPA is a crisp and refreshing, yet high ABV brew that...

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