By Dominic Williams Illegal dumping and excessive litter is a problem that affects everybody. On the surface, the issue of may appear to be too large to tackle. However, as local community groups, nonprofits, and engaged residents have proven, progress can be made when support comes from the ground up. To tackle the issue, many localities have had to get creative. San Jose Recruits the Homeless: This program pays the homeless $15 per hour to clean up the streets and is a partnership between the city, Goodwill, and the Downtown Streets Team. East Palo Alto Launches Shame Campaigns: The city …


By Dominic Williams “The Bay Area has a massive and awful problem… it’s illegal dumping, and it’s trashing all of us.” Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf delivered this message last May, and it’s clear that the problem is not just confined to cities such as Oakland and San Francisco. All across this beautiful Bay Area, we see the effects of trash build-up and illegal dumping on our streets. So where does this trash come from? People may hastily assume that the trash we see on our commutes to work in the morning originate in homeless encampments, especially those near bodies of …


President Trump is threatening to rob $2.5 billion from California flood and habitat restoration programs to build his border wall, including shoreline projects right here in the Bay Area. This direct attack on San Francisco Bay would put our shoreline communities and wildlife habitats at risk. We can’t let that happen. There’s a lot at stake and as I told the San Francisco Chronicle, this is unacceptable. Please take action NOW to stop President Trump and protect people and wildlife in the Bay. Call Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. (suggested comments below) Washington D.C. Office: (202) 225-4965 San Francisco …


Save The Bay is one of ten community-based conservation organizations that make up the Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), a national alliance dedicated to the protection and restoration of bays and estuaries that stretches from Rhode Island to Washington State. Every two years, RAE hosts an annual Summit to share knowledge around cutting-edge issues in coastal restoration and management. This year’s Summit, Investing in Our Coasts: Environment, Economy, and Culture, focused on the variety of benefits that coastal areas provide to communities and the nation, including ecological services, cultural services, and financial value. We always leave with a wealth of knowledge …