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San Francisco Baykeeper

San Francisco Baykeeper

In operation since:
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1987
Oakland, CA
3 Stars
https://baykeeper.org/

Baykeeper stops the biggest threats to San Francisco Bay and holds polluters accountable. Our local ecosystem is constantly under threat, while clean water laws frequently go unenforced. Baykeeper investigates pollution with regular boat patrols and uses science, legal action, and advocacy to defend the Bay from polluters and make the Bay more resilient to climate change. For more than 30 years, Baykeeper has been a fierce champion for San Francisco Bay, wildlife, and local communities.

The San Francisco Bay encompasses 550 square miles and is one of the most important natural ecosystems in the world. The Bay Area is also one of the world's largest economic centers. These interests are at odds and environmental preservation perpetually gets the short end of the stick. As a Bay Area resident, I shudder to think what environmental disasters might be lurking under the surface of the water and where this ecosystem might be without SF Baykeeper on the patrol and keeping polluters accountable. - Pete