In October 2020, Save The Bay, three co-plaintiffs, and Attorney General Becerra won our lawsuit ​and restored protections to the Redwood City Salt Ponds under the Clean Water Act. President Trump’s EPA appealed the ruling, but with a new Administration entering the White House we hope to see this action reversed. This week, Congresswoman Jackie Speier wrote to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA), and seven other members of the Bay Area Congressional delegation, asking the agency to drop that lawsuit appeal. 47 local Bay Area elected officials and organizations also asked …


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 …


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. …


The Bay Area is already home to some of the highest rent prices in the country, and an affordability crisis. Due to the coronavirus crisis, millions of newly unemployed Californians find themselves worrying about how they will pay rent in the coming months. Like climate change, our affordable housing crisis is not going anywhere unless we take action. This challenge can only be met through deliberate action at the community, region, and state level. Save The Bay believes everyone, from humans to wildlife, should have a place to call home. But with our focus on Bay restoration, climate change, and …


**Update: San Francisco Propositions A and E both passed by the needed margins to fund and zone for affordable homes for educators and vulnerable populations ** When you think of Save The Bay, you may not think of affordable housing, but housing the community is a huge part of our regional planning, and that planning has major ramifications for the health of our Bay. Demand for housing in the Bay greatly exceeds supply, and workers seek more affordable homes farther away from job centers, suffering longer commutes and losing access to public transit. Traffic congestion and crowded, long rides are …


This Tuesday, after a dramatic multi-week negotiation, Oakland City Council passed the “Oakland Together Budget”. Supporters of Save The Bay, along with many others, called Council Members, emailed the Council and City staff, and attended meetings to ask the City for funding to address Oakland’s greatest needs. The resulting budget will steer the course of Oakland’s work for the next two years, determining how far the City goes to address pollution, local flooding, sea level rise, and many other critical issues. Wins for the Bay A few highlights in the new budget will benefit the community by helping to keep …