Originally aired on ABC7: Thursday, February 10, 2022 By Dan Ashley and Tim Didion Along the southeast side of Bedwell Bayfront Park a design evolution is taking place that offers a glimpse of what 21st century levees could look like in the Bay Area and beyond. The 9.6 acre Ravenswood horizontal levee project is Save The Bay’s latest large-scale restoration endeavor. For this important project, we are combining our tried and true restoration method of planting native species by hand, with new strategies utilizing farming equipment to help spread the rhizomes of native grasses throughout the area. This project …


At the Net Zero Summit in Washington, D.C. this month, Salesforce announced the first twelve nonprofit organizations across the globe to receive grants from its new climate initiative—and Save The Bay is honored to be among them. The Ecosystem Restoration & Climate Justice Fund will invest $100 million over 10 years in climate-related work, Salesforce pledged in 2021. When announcing the three key areas of focus for this philanthropic funding, the company highlighted that “climate change, the loss of biodiversity, and the impact on the most vulnerable people among us are inextricably interconnected — but their solutions can be too.” …


This year marks sixty years of saving the Bay. We will celebrate, honor and share stories from our history throughout the year. We invite you to join us and share your own stories of your own connection to the Bay on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter #MyBayStory. This story was written in our co-founder Sylvia McLaughlin’s words from a series of interviews with her. Originally published on September 9, 2013. Kay, Esther, and I sat in Kay’s living room in the Berkeley Hills, nervous, yet hopeful. We heard a car pulling into the driveway and I said to my friends, “Here …


The San Francisco Bay Area is an amazing place. Tourists visit from near and far, it’s a hub for start-ups and the tech industry and its many ports exchange resources around the globe.  However, the most fascinating thing about the San Francisco Bay is something it has had long before cities were built around its shores: its biodiversity. The region has supported large populations of native peoples for over 10,000 years.1 These large populations were supported by a diverse and plentiful diet that revolved around the Bay. Even after the Bay suffered from development and pollution, its biodiversity persisted. Our …


No matter where you live in the Bay Area, trash is one of our most persistent and visible pollution problems.  It litters our roads and blights our cities, and much of the trash that you see on the street eventually washes down into storm drains and through a system of pipes that flow directly out to the Bay. In fact, this week’s rain is acting as the “first flush” of the season, when the first large storm flushes out all of the trash that has built up around the region into the Bay.  A huge portion of this trash is …


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 24, 2019 Redwood City, CA—Save The Bay, San Francisco Baykeeper, Committee for Green Foothills, and Citizens’ Committee to Complete the Refuge joined together today to protect San Francisco Bay by filing a critical lawsuit against the Trump Administration’s Environmental Protection Agency. The lawsuit seeks to overturn EPA’s recent arbitrary decision that the Redwood City Salt Ponds along the shoreline of San Francisco Bay are not protected by the Clean Water Act. The suit alleges EPA violated the law by determining the Salt Ponds are not “waters of the United States” and removing them from legal …


If you’re ready to see the Bay from a new perspective, regardless of whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth, we’ve got four Bay Area hikes you won’t want to miss. Our Bay-Saving team has curated a list that will take you to dazzling vistas, fields of flowers and trails lined with treetop canopies and wildlife. Get out for a hike and share your images with us @savesfbay.   Mount Tamalpais is in the heart of Marin County, and its trails are endless. If you’re feeling adventurous, consider the 15.4-mile hike from Stinson Beach to the 2,571-foot peak. On …


We are thrilled to announce that we have a new website that showcases our work to protect and restore San Francisco Bay for people and wildlife. What’s changed? A lot. We have re-built from the ground up with bold colors, new content, a mobile-friendly platform, and fun illustrations like this little fella here (we call him Melvin). You can explore the new site in a fun and interactive way by joining us for a week-long Scavenger Hunt Contest starting February 4 through February 8. We will have daily clues and winners so stay tuned. Here’s how it works: Each day …


We hope you will take some time to explore and find delight in the Heart of Our Home, San Francisco Bay. From all of us, to all of you, wishing you a healthy and happy holiday season. The Bay Savers at Save The Bay


In March of this year, the SF Bay Water Quality Control Board asked their staff to bring back an enforcement order against Caltrans for the agency’s multi-year failure to clean trash from Bay Area highways before it pollutes local creeks and the Bay. Despite this clear and urgent direction, an enforcement order has yet to be presented. That’s why close to 80 local elected officials sent a letter to the Board last week urging them to take action immediately and demand cleaner highways for our region and the Bay.