We are excited to feature the 2020 winner of our Annual Photo Contest, ‘Crowns of the Dipsea’ by Derin Kiykioglu. Thank you to all the talented photographers who entered our Photo Contest this year. Your images highlight the beauty and diversity of our region and remind us of how important it is to protect it. We had the pleasure of speaking with Photo Contest Winner, Derin to learn more about her work. Read our conversation below:  First, please tell us a bit about yourself. How long have you been a photographer? What inspires you? I moved to the Bay Area …


Despite it feeling like time has stopped during these pandemic times, the world still turns, the seasons change, and invasive plants continue to threaten the health and wellbeing of our bayland ecosystems. After all, invasive species don’t need to follow shelter in place restrictions! Invasive species are plants, animals, or other organisms that have evolved in one area of the planet and were transported beyond their native range, either on purpose or by accident. However, not all non-native species are inherently bad; most have a limited potential to spread outside of cultivated areas or are unsuitable to grow in our …


This November sees the return of a much-anticipated periodic event that has everyone talking – I’m referring of course to the return of the King Tides! King Tides are exceptionally high tides that occur when the earth, sun, and moon are in alignment. When these tides happen, water levels around the shoreline swell far higher than normal, and beaches, trails, and coastal infrastructure can be swamped. While the tides that are occurring today are temporary and will recede, King Tides offer us a glimpse into the future of what our Bay shoreline will be like when climate change causes sea …


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. …


Yesterday, all across our nation, voters cast their ballots in historic numbers. We don’t yet know all the final election results with many ballots still to be counted, but we do have some election results on local races. Here in the Bay Area, voters had the chance to support measures that will make significant impacts on our water, open space, housing development, and transit. Here are initial election results on measures Save The Bay Action Fund endorsed to make the Bay Area more resilient, sustainable, and equitable: TOTALS as of November 4th at 1:30pm Yes on Caltrain Measure RR – …


Welcome to our final Bay Summer Camp roundup. This month our Education Team shared some fun, engaging, and educational outdoor activities to help you connect with our Bay Habitat. We learned the ABC and Ds of plant illustration, learned how to explore our environment without using our sight, and looked back on one of our favorite activities, Back Yard Botanist. We hope you enjoyed this Bay Summer Camp series, and we look forward to bringing more outdoor education to you with the launch of OLO – Outdoor Learning Online in September. Zoom In Find My Tree Backyard Botanist We encourage …


We are excited to announce OLO – Outdoor Learning Online, a new education portal that will offer hands-on science lessons for remote learning environments. This online outdoor education portal will provide resources for teachers, students and parents has been a dream of ours for a long time. We can’t wait to launch it in September! But before we launch, we need your help. During the month of August, our goal is to raise $25,000 for OLO – Outdoor Learning Online, our new education portal. Your gift will advance our mission and inspire the next generation of Bay Stewards. After months …


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.