Thank you for joining us at the Story of Plastic virtual screening! We hope you walked away with new information to share with your friends and family, and inspiration to do your part to end the plague of plastic pollution on our Bay and waterways around the world. Save The Bay has led local and regional campaigns to stop plastic pollution for over a decade, but the Story of Plastic has made us think about our role in new ways. We expect conversations about fossil fuel regulation to accelerate in California with changing economic conditions, so you can expect to …


For days, I’ve been in despair – angry and sad to witness again the persistent and deadly racism against the black community. As a white man, I will never face the threats that black men, women, and children endure every single day. But I can refuse to turn away. I can listen, learn, and stand with my fellow humans against attacks and oppression. And, I can work to put diversity, equity and inclusion at the center of Save The Bay’s mission to protect and restore San Francisco Bay, for PEOPLE and wildlife. Each week, we work to start your day …


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.


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. …


By: Julia Finney, Policy Fellow During this current public health crisis, the last thing people should need to worry about is access to clean water. Access to water ensures that people can wash their hands, which we know is extremely critical in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as the ability to clean other commonly used surfaces. Access and use of water can also reduce the consumption of single use plastic such as plastic water bottles or single use cleaning wipes. In place of single use  plastic and cleaning supplies, access to water can greatly reduce the …


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 …


 Save The Bay may have canceled our programs, but our teams are hard at work – advancing our capabilities and preparing for the day we can get back to the shorelines. We want to take you behind-the-scenes today with Jessie Olson, Associate Director of Native Plant Nurseries, who is sheltered at home, cleaning seeds for our large projects at Ravenswood and Bel Marin Keys. Watch and learn more about the steps required to take our seeds from harvest to planting. Enjoy and stay safe! Save The Bay’s mission remains vital and our Bay-Saving team is committed to moving that …


In a major milestone in the fight for clean parks and water in Oakland, Measure Q is on the March ballot.  For years, Oakland residents have had to deal with a lack of investment in the City’s parks which has led to inadequate landscaping, facility maintenance, and litter cleanup.  In fact, parks all over the city have creeks running through them, and all of Oakland’s parks are connected to storm drains that carry trash and other pollution into local creeks and the Bay. This water pollution not only trashes our parks and prevents residents from enjoying the creeks, but also …


Last February, we celebrated a significant victory in the battle against trash pollution when the San Francisco Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Board) took a rare enforcement action by issuing a Cease and Desist Order against another state agency – Caltrans – requiring it to speed up efforts to remove trash from highways and state-owned roads and stop polluting local creeks and the Bay. Trash that builds up along roadways doesn’t stay there. When it rains, runoff carries the trash into the storm drains, through the storm sewers and ultimately into our waterways. In every city in our region …