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Statement: Baykeeper Departs Waterkeeper Alliance, Continues To Champion SF Bay and Its Watershed

SF Baykeeper is a longstanding protector of San Francisco Bay, and our approach has always required us to work within the entirety of the Bay's watershed. A healthy Bay depends on the health of the...

Oakland Community Leaders Rally to Oppose Injection of Toxic Money into the Mayor’s Race Two Weeks Before the Election

OAKLAND, CA –– On Thursday, October 26, just twelve days before the November General Election, No Coal in Oakland, a grassroots coalition of community, faith, and environmental justice...

Following Lawsuits, Govt Proposes Endangered Listing for Longfin Smelt

Jeopardized by Excessive Freshwater Diversions, Imperiled San Francisco Bay Fish One Step Closer to Protection SAN FRANCISCO—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed protecting the San...

Tell Reclamation: Restore the San Joaquin River and Its Salmon

Despite a settlement agreement with conservation and fishing groups to restore water flows and salmon to the San Joaquin River, each year the Federal Bureau of Reclamation aims to deliver enough...

Announcing Pence for the Planet Partnership

We're proud to announce a new partnership with two-time World Series Champion and MLB All-Star Hunter Pence on an initiative to fight climate change, prevent pollution, and improve public spaces!...

SF Baykeeper Sues Santa Clara Valley Water for Mismanaging Water Flows, Failing to Protect Health of Bay Ecosystem

OAKLAND—San Francisco Baykeeper filed a lawsuit today against the Santa Clara Valley Water District over its water management practices that violate the California Constitution, the Fish and Game...

Clean Water Act 50th Anniversary: Taking Big Oil All the Way to the Supreme Court

This year marks the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act. So we’re looking back to celebrate the ways this effective law has helped us protect San Francisco Bay—and share how we’re still working...

Red Tide Is Mostly Gone. Caution Still Advised

The Bay’s unprecedented “red tide” algal bloom has almost completely gone away. SF Baykeeper continues to advise caution against contacting murky, discolored waters and encourages reports of these...

Analysis: Back Room Bay-Delta Voluntary Agreement Scheme is Inequitable, Exclusionary, Inadequate and Lacks a Scientific Foundation

SF Baykeeper and allied organizations today released an analysis of Governor Newsom’s Bay-Delta water scheme to circumvent efforts by the State Water Resources Control Board to increase protections...

SF Baykeeper Scientists Investigate Fish Kill Events Across the Bay

Fish kill events across the Bay likely related to persistent, widespread “red tide” algal bloom   Responding to reports to Baykeeper’s pollution hotline of large numbers of dead or...

Tell SFPUC: Invest in Solutions to Prevent Harmful Algae Blooms & Fish Kills

A large harmful algae bloom has grown to cover vast portions of San Francisco Bay, causing alarming fish kills across the region. Algae thrive in warm water that receives lots of sunlight. If the...

Scientists Link Oakland Estuary, Lake Merritt Murky Water to Algal Bloom

SF Baykeeper Cautions Against Contact with the Brown Waters   OAKLAND—Over the past weeks, many residents and visitors to Lake Merritt, the Oakland Estuary, San Leandro Bay, and...


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