Staff

Gary Bobker
bobker@bay.org
Gary Bobker joined The Bay Institute in 1992. Since then, he has helped negotiate a number of landmark environmental agreements, from the Bay-Delta Accord to the San Joaquin River restoration settlement. Gary currently directs The Bay Institute's Rivers and Delta Program, which works to enforce and strengthen baseline environmental protections for the estuary, provide guidance and oversight to long-term restoration plans and projects, and reform Central Valley water use and agricultural drainage management. He supervises The Bay Institute’s Ecological Scorecard Project and is a leader in the environmental community’s efforts to secure new state and federal water quality standards for the estuary and to shape the Bay-Delta Conservation Plan and the Delta Stewardship Council's Delta Plan. Previously, he served as West Coast staff director for the National Toxics Campaign, as Northern California staff director for the California Natural Resources Federation, and as pollution prevention research analyst for the Citizen Action Coalition. Mr. Bobker also served for many years as chair of the CALFED Program Ecosystem Roundtable, as Program Coordinator for the Environmental Water Caucus, and as a member of the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Estuary Institute.