Richmond Bay Trail New Year Report 2014

Richmond now has over 32 miles of Bay Trail built — more than any other city on this planned 500-mile hiking and biking route encircling San Francisco and San Pablo Bays. However, ten miles of gaps still remain. Read the report in PDF by clicking here.

Spare the Air in Effect Tomorrow – Saturday, January 4

  A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Saturday, January 4, in the Bay Area.   Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Saturday, for the full 24 hours.   Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy. It is illegal for Bay Area residents to burn […]

California Water News

Jerry Meral joins Natural Heritage Institute Chris Maven, Maven’s Notebook Dr. Jerry Meral, who directed the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) for Governor Jerry Brown, has joined the Natural Heritage Institute as Director of the California Water Program.   King tides foretell flood-plagued future Aaron Kinney, Contra Costa Times Winston Bumpus stood on the redwood […]

Spare the Air – Tomorrow, January 3

  A Winter Spare the Air Alert has been issued for Friday, January 3, in the Bay Area.   Wood burning is banned both indoors and outdoors on Friday, for the full 24 hours.   Air quality in the Bay Area is forecast to be unhealthy. It is illegal for Bay Area residents to burn […]

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment

From the Marin Independent Journal: San Francisco Bay waters are becoming more clear, but that may mean threats from algae growth

San Francisco Bay waters are becoming more clear, but that may mean threats from algae growth By Paul RogersBay Area News Group SAN FRANCISCO BAY is becoming clearer. Decades of tidal action have finally washed away most of the mess created 150 years ago by Gold Rush miners who blasted apart hillsides in the Sierra […]

Law Seminars International: The New EPA-USDA Water Quality Trading Agreement

Law Seminars International Presents: Call from Anywhere for a One-Hour Expert Analysis by Phone on The New EPA-USDA Water Quality Trading Agreement Implications of the new EPA/USDA Partnership Agreement Register Now Agenda Tuition Credits Location Homestudy Faculty Bios Register December 18, 2013 Call in from Anywhere! 12-1 pm Pacific / 3-4 pm Eastern Who Should […]

Today: Spare the Air In Effect

Tuesday, December 17 – No Burn Winter Spare the Air The Winter Spare the Air program notifies residents when particulate matter levels are anticipated to be unhealthy. On these high pollution days, the Air District will issue a Winter Spare the Air Alert which prohibits wood burning throughout the Bay Area. Spare the Air in the […]

New Video from the Bay Institute

To the Ocean Community, See our new video Marine Protected Areas – Restoring the Beauty, Bounty and Diversity of our Natural Undersea World This video was produced by the Aquarium of the Bay in collaboration with the Ocean Conservancy.

From the US Coast Guard: Clarification Regarding UV Treatment

Recently the Coast Guard has been responding to rumors that type approval of ballast water management systems (BWMS) that incorporate ultraviolet radiation (UV) as a disinfection process will not be possible under Coast Guard type approval requirements. These rumors are not true. The Coast Guard has made no decision regarding the general acceptability of UV […]