As this challenging year comes to a close, all of us at Save The Bay wish you a happy, healthy, and restorative holiday season.


After the first rains this Fall, we spread a seed mix across our 44 acre restoration site at Bel Marin Keys, in Novato, CA. This seed mix consisted of locally collected, native, annual seeds that had been collected and cleaned over the last 3 years by our staff and partners in this project. The plants in the seed mix have qualities that specifically compete with the non-native weeds that will come up on the site, making it easier for our perennial wetland plants to successfully establish at the restoration site. Preparing the seed mixture! Some of the seeds in this …


If you’ve been watching the news, you’ve may have heard some mention of King Tides. A King Tide is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the moon, sun, and Earth are aligned. This alignment causes the strongest gravitational force on Earth’s oceans, resulting in dramatic tidal fluctuations. When King Tides occur during floods or storms, water levels can rise higher and have the potential to cause local flooding all over the Bay Area. Read our recent blog post, ‘Return of the King’ for more information about these tides and what actions we are taking here at Save The Bay to …


Your support is what allows Save The Bay to further our mission and create a healthy and resilient Bay for everyone. In a typical year, we would gather on the shoreline to connect with our work and celebrate the changing season. Today, we invite you to join us for a virtual behind-the-scenes experience sharing how we have adapted our work this year. We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy. Our important work is only possible because of you. Thank you.


  Last month we were at the virtual Bay Area Science Festival! Charlie, our Restoration Education Program Coordinator presented about wetlands and what our team does year-round! The Bay Area Science Festival is one of Northern California’s largest annual education events. It brings together STEM role models, families, youth and adults to explore science. This year the festival was a multi-day event with 125+ virtual events for all ages and backgrounds. Watch the recording of Charlie’s presentation to​ learn why wetlands are so important in meeting the challenge of climate change and see what our Habitat Restoration Team does year-round …


We are excited to feature the 2020 winner of our Annual Photo Contest, ‘Crowns of the Dipsea’ by Derin Kiykioglu. Thank you to all the talented photographers who entered our Photo Contest this year. Your images highlight the beauty and diversity of our region and remind us of how important it is to protect it. We had the pleasure of speaking with Photo Contest Winner, Derin to learn more about her work. Read our conversation below:  First, please tell us a bit about yourself. How long have you been a photographer? What inspires you? I moved to the Bay Area …


Pollution in our Bay As we approach the winter season, how to celebrate safely is something we’re all thinking about. It’s also a good time to think about how our choices impact the health of the San Francisco Bay. During this time of shelter in place, our Bay is being trashed with an increasing amount of single-use food containers and PPE. Single use plastics in our Bay harm wildlife and poison the Bay itself. Read the recent SF Chronicle article, featuring our Executive Director, David Lewis, about how rainfall is moving more trash, including PPE into our Bay. This winter …


Despite it feeling like time has stopped during these pandemic times, the world still turns, the seasons change, and invasive plants continue to threaten the health and wellbeing of our bayland ecosystems. After all, invasive species don’t need to follow shelter in place restrictions! Invasive species are plants, animals, or other organisms that have evolved in one area of the planet and were transported beyond their native range, either on purpose or by accident. However, not all non-native species are inherently bad; most have a limited potential to spread outside of cultivated areas or are unsuitable to grow in our …


This November sees the return of a much-anticipated periodic event that has everyone talking – I’m referring of course to the return of the King Tides! King Tides are exceptionally high tides that occur when the earth, sun, and moon are in alignment. When these tides happen, water levels around the shoreline swell far higher than normal, and beaches, trails, and coastal infrastructure can be swamped. While the tides that are occurring today are temporary and will recede, King Tides offer us a glimpse into the future of what our Bay shoreline will be like when climate change causes sea …


On Tuesday, October 20th, Housing Leadership Council of San Mateo County and Save The Bay teamed up for a virtual conversation about two of the biggest challenges facing the Bay Area: climate change and the affordability crisis. You can watch the video below: Watch Councilmember Lisa Gauthier of East Palo Alto, Zoe Siegel, Director of Climate Resilience at Greenbelt Alliance, and Evelyn Stivers, Executive Director of Housing Leadership Council discuss how to tackle the affordability crisis and the climate crisis together. The Bay Area is home to some of the highest rent prices in the country, and an affordability crisis. …