Baykeeper Updates Related to Sea Level Rise

BK In The News: August 10, 2021
REDWOOD CITY — Environmentalists are rising up against a developer’s plan to dredge part of a San Francisco Bay tidal lagoon and use the fill to cover marshes around it so a 350-unit apartment complex can be built on top. Saying it would would destroy a natural habitat and expose apartment dwellers...
BK In The News: August 5, 2021
A World War II-era runway on the westernmost side of Seaplane Lagoon at Alameda Point will eventually be converted into a 12-acre urban park and tidal ecosystem. “De-Pave Park” (a placeholder name for now) will be an ecological open space designed to sequester carbon and adapt to rising sea levels...
BK In The News: June 18, 2021
Islais Creek is an unassuming waterway along San Francisco’s eastern industrial shoreline, meandering its way inland and providing a natural border between The City’s Bayview and Dogpatch neighborhoods. There’s a nice little park there, tucked under a bridge, that locals visit. But it’s not the...
Press Release: May 18, 2021
Oakland—San Francisco Baykeeper today submitted comments to the City of Alameda on its draft general plan update. Baykeeper applauds Alameda as one of few Bay Area jurisdictions to address climate-driven sea level rise in its general plan, and recommends that the city includes in its plan more...
BK In The News: April 30, 2021
The Oakland A’s released a term sheet April 23 that details their financial plans to develop a new ballpark and mixed-use development along the city’s waterfront. But City Hall officials were surprised by the long-awaited details. Dave Kaval, the president of the A’s, said his team of attorneys and...
BK In The News: April 15, 2021
In what environmental groups are hailing as a “complete victory,” Cargill Salt announced this week it will not appeal a decision by a federal judge that protects Redwood City’s salt ponds from development, effectively halting its decades-long effort to build thousands of new homes there. The move...
BK In The News: March 16, 2021
The air was still in early January when my father and I took his kayak onto the waters of San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood. Thin layers of oil floated on the water. Occasionally a plastic bottle or tennis ball bobbed by. The sky was overcast, a drab blue-gray that nearly matched the color of the...
BK In The News: February 26, 2021
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday abandoned its appeal of a federal judge’s ruling last year that a sprawling collection of Redwood City salt ponds is protected from development under provisions of the Clean Water Act. The move brings to an end the federal government’s attempts —...
BK In The News: February 26, 2021
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday backed down from its stance that the Redwood City salt ponds are not protected by the Clean Water Act, signaling a change in the Biden administration’s direction on environmental issues. The EPA withdrew its appeal of a federal judge’s finding that...
Press Release: February 26, 2021
The EPA today abandoned a Trump-era attempt to remove federal Clean Water Act protections from the South Bay salt ponds, which would have facilitated property owner Cargill selling off the wetlands to be paved over and developed. Trump's EPA had determined that the ponds were land and not protected...

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