For the first time in months, a group of Save The Bay staff came together, at a distance of course, at our Palo Alto Baylands nursery. While the team would take any opportunity to see each other, the task this day was transplanting native seedlings into larger pots a crucial next step in their roughly 9-month journey towards Bay wetlands. Our Habitat Restoration Team starts the process by collecting seeds from native plants and sprouting them in trays at our nurseries around the Bay. The seedlings are then transferred to pots where they will grow until they are put in …


This month our Education Team started sharing some of their favorites activities from our outdoor programs to help families connect with nature and find new ways to explore our Bay Habitat. The Save The Bay Summer Camp shares videos every week on social media to add variety to your walks and hikes, and maybe even help your kids get some energy out. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for our latest episodes and explore all episodes with the #BaySummerCamp hashtag. On the first day of camp, we help you slow down and gain a new perspective with activities like …


Bay Area residents are lucky that the majesty of the California coast and the Pacific Ocean is a short trip away. The smell of salt and feeling the sand between your toes helps us connect with nature and renew ourselves. For all the ocean gives us, humans have taken so much, and what we give back is literal garbage. Today is World Oceans Day, a day to celebrate and advocate for our oceans. The health of our oceans is a tipping point, and we must protect them from further exploitation and pollution. What can you do? Plastic pollution from sandwich …


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 …


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. …


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 …


If you’ve been watching the news, you’ve probably heard some mention of King Tides in places like Sausalito, Mill Valley, San Francisco, and Alameda. A King Tide is a natural phenomenon that occurs near the Summer and Winter solstices, during the new and full moon phases, when the moon, sun, and Earth are aligned. This alignment causes the strongest biannual gravitational force on Earth’s oceans, resulting in these dramatic tidal fluctuations. King Tides help us to see today what will be the average daily high tides in 2050 due to climate change and show us now where flooding will occur …