This Earth Month learn about, explore, and celebrate San Francisco Bay with Save The Bay! San Francisco Bay is a vital estuary in our lives, a unique ecosystem for plants and wildlife, and a beautiful respite for rest and recreation. Learn how cleaning up your neighborhood helps keep the Bay healthy or play an interactive game identifying local species along the Bay Trail. Community Clean up Much of the trash that ends up in the Bay comes from our cities and roadways. Grab your gloves and a bucket and walk around your neighborhood picking up the trash you see. Or …


 Thank you for making our work possible. We invite you to join us along the shoreline and in our community for a look at what we accomplished together in 2021. We can’t wait to see what we achieve next year with you by our side. From all of us at Save The Bay, wishing you and your loved ones a restorative holiday season, and a happy New Year.


“Photography is the universal short story. It can capture fleeting moments, share unique perspectives, and delight in the details that others might miss entirely. Photos help us connect with our environment and give energy and context to our communication.” We are excited to feature the 2021 winner of our Annual Bay Photo Contest, Adam Van de Water! Thank you to all the talented photographers who entered our Bay Photo Contest this year. Your images highlight the beauty and diversity of our region and remind us how important it is to protect. Learn more about Adam’s work and inspiration First, please …


Native Seeding Last fall, a seed mix was spread across our 44 acre restoration site at Bel Marin Keys, in Novato, CA. 700 lbs of native seed were spread using a hydroseeding machine.The plants in the seed mix have qualities that specifically compete with the non-native weeds that come up on the site, making it easier for our perennial wetland plants to successfully establish at the restoration site. Half a year later, spring flowers have sprung! The native seed mix successfully rooted and grew into healthy plants in the seasonal wetland. As the plants dry out through summer, the seeds …


 This Earth Day play Bay Bingo with Save The Bay! Download our Bay Bingo card, grab a mask, and get outside on the Bay Trail or somewhere that resonates with you. Honor the Earth, explore our local environment, and celebrate San Francisco Bay with this fun, interactive game. Share your adventure by tagging Save The Bay @savesfbay #BayBingo. If you are on the Bay Trail, tag them too @SFBayTrail #sfbaytrail. Brought to you by our friends at


The Bel Marin Keys Unit V Project in the San Francisco Bay Estuary has reached an exciting restoration milestone: over 10,000 native perennial plants have been outplanted this winter. This benchmark was made possible by the combined efforts of Save The Bay, Novato Baylands Stewards, AmeriCorps, the Conservation Corps North Bay, and dedicated volunteers. These 10,000 plants, including creeping wild rye, salt grass, and baltic rush, will contribute to restoring this vital wetland. The Bel Marin Keys site, under the California Coastal Conservancy and partnering with the Novato Baylands Stewards, includes over 44 acres of seasonal wetlands and alkali wet …


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