California winters are notoriously mild. Rainfall is minimal, snow is rare, and temperatures barely dip below freezing. Many who face brutal seasons can’t help but look at us with envy. However, the Bay Area’s bright, blue skies this week should inspire concern – not jealousy. This unorthodox weather stems from the “Ridiculously Resilient Ridge,” also known as the “Triple R” or “RRR.” The RRR also appeared in the 2013, 2014, and 2015 winters, intensifying the California drought and sparking record-low precipitation and record-high temperatures throughout the state. This year, Bay Area cities have only experienced 56-75% of their average rainfall, …


From all of us at Save The Bay, thank you for celebrating Bay Day with us on Saturday, October 7, 2017. With your help, thousands of Bay residents enjoyed San Francisco Bay through hands-on restoration, education, and recreation programs. More than 70 activities were hosted across nine Bay Area counties helping people connect to the Bay’s nature, science, and beauty. Thank you to our dedicated volunteers, sponsors, donors, and community partners, whose generous support helped bring the Bay to life on this special day. Bay Day is a holiday with an important underlying purpose. Seven million people live in the …