Our mission is to protect and restore San Francisco Bay for people and wildlife.

We envision a clean and healthy San Francisco Bay, free from pollution, ringed by 100,000 acres of restored tidal marsh, and supported by communities that value and defend the Bay as central to the Bay Area’s exceptional quality of life.

Celebrate San Francisco Bay

For over 60 years, Save The Bay has been a trusted and proven entity protecting San Francisco Bay. In 1961, three citizen activists, Sylvia McLaughlin (pictured), Kay Kerr, and Esther Gulick, were alarmed by the years of pollution and destruction to their beloved Bay. Our founders mobilized their community to “save the bay” and from these roots a movement grew.

Like the challenges of the past, the threats we face now lie beyond the power of any single entity or individual to solve. With the support and partnerships of individuals, companies, and organizations Save The Bay is mounting efforts to make Bay Area communities sustainable, healthy, and equitable for all residents.

Celebrate San Francisco Bay

For over 60 years, Save The Bay has been a trusted and proven entity protecting San Francisco Bay. In 1961, three citizen activists, Sylvia McLaughlin (pictured), Kay Kerr, and Esther Gulick, were alarmed by the years of pollution and destruction to their beloved Bay. Our founders mobilized their community to “save the bay” and from these roots a movement grew.

Like the challenges of the past, the threats we face now lie beyond the power of any single entity or individual to solve. With the support and partnerships of individuals, companies, and organizations Save The Bay is mounting efforts to make Bay Area communities sustainable, healthy, and equitable for all residents.

Discover Our Story

Join Doug McConnell and Open Road for a look at Save The Bay’s origins and why our work is vital today.

Why Our Bay Matters

  • HOME

    To more than 7 million people and 101 cities

  • WATERSHED

    That spans 75,000 square miles, from the Sierras to the Pacific Ocean

  • RECREATION

    And respite for a densely populated area

  • PROTECTION

    From flooding and the effects of climate change

  • SHELTER

    For more than 90 threatened and endangered species

Annual Reports

Explore our yearly progress on bold plans to create a better Bay, where nature grows and people thrive.

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    2019-2020

    Explore the progress, milestones, and accomplishments made possible by our community.

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  • About_Annual Reports

    2018-2019

    Explore the progress, milestones, and accomplishments made possible by our community.

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  • About_Annual Reports

    2017

    Explore the progress, milestones, and accomplishments made possible by our community.

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  • About_Annual Reports

    2016

    Explore the progress, milestones, and accomplishments made possible by our community.

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