Baykeeper In The News

Articles and other news featuring Baykeeper's role in protecting the Bay
The Mercury News | April 14, 2019 | Water Resources
The Trump administration’s proposal to strip waterways around the country of Clean Water Act protections would be devastating to the Bay Area, putting more than 40 percent of local stream miles at risk. Half of California’s surface water falls as rain or snow, forming streams, creeks and marshes that flow with the seasons. These “ephemeral” and...
San Francisco Examiner | April 14, 2019 | Water Resources
The Trump administration’s proposal to strip waterways around the country of Clean Water Act protections would be devastating to the Bay Area, putting more than 40 percent of our local streams at risk. Half of California’s surface water falls as rain or snow, forming streams, creeks, and marshes that flow with the seasons. These “ephemeral” and...
The Daily Californian | April 11, 2019 | Fish and Marine Life
Dozens of dead trout appeared in the Codornices Creek after a garbage truck fire April 3, and members of the community are now looking to officials to investigate the incident, as first reported by Berkeleyside... According to Ben Eichenberg, a staff attorney at Baykeeper — a nonprofit organization that monitors and investigates pollution in the...
KTVU News | April 5, 2019 | Fish and Marine Life
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is investigating the cause of death for dozens of fish in Berkeley’s Codornices Creek... Ben Eichenberg, staff attorney at San Francisco Baykeeper, said he took samples from the creek too. The non-profit is conducting its own investigation of the dead fish. “I would say with a high level of...
San Francisco Chronicle | April 4, 2019 | Fish and Marine Life
A fierce battle by Berkeley firefighters to prevent a gas-tank explosion succeeded in averting a potential disaster this week — but an apparently deadly aftereffect is that hundreds of fish were killed when water and retardant foam from the firefight flowed into a nearby stream... Ben Eichenberg, a staff attorney for San Francisco Baykeeper, said...
KPIX CBS News | April 4, 2019 | Fish and Marine Life
The City of Berkeley and the State of California are investigating after a garbage truck fire lead to the death of hundreds of fish. “Yeah, this is a fish kill. Hundreds of fish dead in Codornices Creek,” said Ben Eichenberg, a staff attorney with SF Baykeeper. “I counted 40 between 6th & 8th streets.”
NBC Bay Area | April 4, 2019 | Fish and Marine Life
Fish are apparently dying as a result of foam used to put out a garbage truck fire making its way into a nearby creek in Berkeley. Conservationists and neighbors are concerned, but the Berkeley Fire Department said it had a good reason to use the foam... "It's really disappointing and frustrating, and sad," Ben Eichenberg with the San Francisco...
Marin Independent Journal | April 2, 2019 | About Baykeeper
Thirty years ago, citizens concerned that industries and cities were polluting San Francisco Bay without consequence stepped forward and, with the help of donors, launched a nonprofit that has served for the three decades since as the chief environmental watchdog of our great estuary. Today, San Francisco Baykeeper, staffed by 12 people, patrols...
Waterkeeper Alliance | March 28, 2019 | Bay Defense
San Francisco Bay’s watershed stretches from the granite tips of the Sierra Nevada to the Golden Gate, covering almost 60,000 square miles and nearly 40 percent of California. Half of California’s surface water supply falls as rain or snow within the watershed, frequently as “ephemeral” or intermittent streams, creeks, and marshes that flow with...
East Bay Express | March 27, 2019 | On Patrol
How the nonprofit group Baykeeper monitors polluters in Bay Area waters... The greenish brown water laps at walls of concrete on each side of the estuary. On the west is the waterfront property of Manson Construction, a marine construction and dredging company that has stacked a paved site with cranes and shipping containers. Along the east side...

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