FIGHTING FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Photo: Lance Shields
FIGHTING FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Photo: Robert McKinney
FIGHTING FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Photo: Robert McKinney
FIGHTING FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Photo: Roger Cunningham

Fighting for Healthy Communities

Baykeeper supports communities fighting for clean water and air

Baykeeper has a long history stopping pollution and promoting environmental health, which supports our local communities and advances equity and justice around the Bay Area.

Baykeeper's scientists, lawyers, and policy advocates have worked in coalition with neighborhood organizations to stop polluters in every region the Bay, including Bayview Hunters Point, Richmond, Oakland, the South Bay, and Delta. Baykeeper has won over 200 Clean Water Act lawsuits that protect the Bay and the Bay Area from industrial pollution.

Since its inception, Baykeeper has generated hundreds of millions of dollars to improve the quality of life in Bay shoreline communities, and to support the work of organizations within communities disproportionately affected by pollution.

Our "Mighty" Collaboration With Hip Hop for Change

This year we launched an exciting collaboration with Hip Hop for Change and GRAMMY-nominated artist RyanNicole Austin to connect local frontline communities with Baykeeper’s special brand of legal and scientific activism. Inspired by a recent Baykeeper boat patrol, RyanNicole's new musical creation Small but Mighty, encourages local youth, community activists, and HipHop audiences to take action for communities of color living and playing around the Bay.

Click here to learn more about this partnership! 

Hip Hop for Change Performance

UPDATES
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‘We’re dwindling like the salmon’: the Indigenous nations fighting for water rights

The Guardian

“There couldn’t be a more glaring example of systemic racism than that water rights – the senior ones – could only be planted by white people,” said Jon Rosenfield, a senior scientist at San...

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Fish-Killing Algal Bloom in SF Bay

Washington Times

A toxic algae called “Heterosigma akashiwo” is blooming in San Francisco Bay, causing the water to look murky and brown and posing a danger to local marine life.

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Scientists Say to Keep Out of Brown Algae Water

KCBS

Scientsts say to keep out of the brown algae water in the East Bay. Audio only.

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