For days, I’ve been in despair – angry and sad to witness again the persistent and deadly racism against the black community. As a white man, I will never face the threats that black men, women, and children endure every single day. But I can refuse to turn away. I can listen, learn, and stand with my fellow humans against attacks and oppression. And, I can work to put diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of Save The Bay’s mission to protect and restore San Francisco Bay, for PEOPLE and wildlife. Each week, we work to start your day …


During shelter in place, walks offer the opportunity to slow down and connect with nature and our communities. Save The Bay’s executive director, David Lewis, has noticed a few changes on walks in his neighborhood. See what he has observed and get an update on Save The Bay’s work to create a healthy and resilient Bay for everyone. There’s even a cameo by his dog Tobey! We hope you enjoy the video and are finding safe ways to get outside and stay connected with your Bay habitat.


The electric vehicle charging company Volta typically receives the same question when they say they provide “free fuel” at their more than 140 charging stations around the Bay Area, “What’s the catch?” They will happily reply, “There is none!” Volta pays for the power you put in your EV with digital ad screens on their chargers at convenient locations like Trader Joes and Whole Foods. Volta generously donated ad space to Save The Bay in March, so we sat down with Jen Capasso and Nina Rush from Volta to learn more about how they are helping people ditch fossil fuels …


On May 13th, more than 100 engaged citizens joined Save The Bay for a live update on our advocacy work to protect and restore the Cargill Salt Ponds in Redwood City. Save The Bay staff gave an update on our ongoing lawsuit against Trump’s EPA and our campaign to prevent development on the Bay. Panelists chronicled the history of salt production in the Bay Area and demonstrated how wetland restoration at the Cargill site and across the region will protect Bay communities from climate-driven sea level rise. Amanda Brown-Stevens, Executive Director of Greenbelt Alliance, presented her work on the “South …


The San Francisco Bay Area is an amazing place. Tourists visit from near and far, it’s a hub for start-ups and the tech industry and its many ports exchange resources around the globe.  However, the most fascinating thing about the San Francisco Bay is something it has had long before cities were built around its shores: its biodiversity. The region has supported large populations of native peoples for over 10,000 years.1 These large populations were supported by a diverse and plentiful diet that revolved around the Bay. Even after the Bay suffered from development and pollution, its biodiversity persisted. Our …


Hey! Go stick your head in a bush!  No really, this isn’t some old-timey insult. Safely lay under a tree or bush and take a moment. What do you notice? As we shelter-in-place spending time in nature can mean exploring your backyard or going on a neighborhood walk. Save The Bay’s Education Program Coordinator, Charlie, is here with some fun ways for you and your family to slow down, gain a new perspective, and connect with our Bay habitat. From “Squirrel Highway” to “Head in a Bush” these activities will help you view nature, and your neighborhood, in a new way. …


By: Julia Finney, Policy Fellow During this current public health crisis, the last thing people should need to worry about is access to clean water. Access to water ensures that people can wash their hands, which we know is extremely critical in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as the ability to clean other commonly used surfaces. Access and use of water can also reduce the consumption of single use plastic such as plastic water bottles or single use cleaning wipes. In place of single use  plastic and cleaning supplies, access to water can greatly reduce the …


50 years ago, there was no Environmental Protection Agency, Clean Air Act, or Clean Water Act. Yet, for years people from Rachel Carson to the Save The Bay Founders had been sounding the alarm on the health of and threats to our environment, and in turn threats to human health. Earth Day started as a day of action to find solutions to environmental challenges, and as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, our greatest challenge, climate change, demands mass action. While we can’t physically be together to take action this Earth Day, Save The Bay is here with …


Save The Bay is committed to helping our community cultivate their connection to the Bay during shelter-in-place. Our Education Team is adapting lessons from the field to support teachers doing remote learning and parents looking for educational activities for their children. In the coming weeks we will be launching an Education Portal where all of our lessons will live. For now we are excited to share our Backyard Botanist activity to help you learn more about the flora that lives in your neighborhood this weekend. We encourage you to go out and find a plant or flower on your neighborhood walk …


 Save The Bay may have canceled our programs, but our teams are hard at work – advancing our capabilities and preparing for the day we can get back to the shorelines. We want to take you behind-the-scenes today with Jessie Olson, Associate Director of Native Plant Nurseries, who is sheltered at home, cleaning seeds for our large projects at Ravenswood and Bel Marin Keys. Watch and learn more about the steps required to take our seeds from harvest to planting. Enjoy and stay safe! Save The Bay’s mission remains vital and our Bay-Saving team is committed to moving that …