Giving
Tuesday

Thank you for making Giving Tuesday a success.

Thanks to you, we raised $18,000 on Giving Tuesday. This will enable us to plant thousands of tidal marsh plants including Gumplant, Creeping Wild Rye, and Common Yarrow.

But we’re still $2,000 short of our goal. If you haven’t donated already, consider making a gift and supporting wetland restoration.

Our work has never been more important. For a healthy Bay we need 100,000 acres of restored tidal marsh, and the climate crisis makes this need all the more urgent. We can’t do this without your support.

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Why Are Wetlands Important?

The Bay Area receives numerous ecological and economic benefits from the wetlands. When tidal marshes thrive, people and wildlife thrive too.

Clean Water

Wetland plants filter pollution and clean the Bay by trapping toxic runoff before it can reach the water.

Economic Benefits

California’s wetlands provide tremendous benefits to the state from tourism, fishing, and recreation.

Global Warming

Tidal marshes are one of the natural systems that capture and store carbon from the atmosphere.

Habitat

Healthy tidal marshes serve as foraging and breeding grounds for hundreds of species, including many that are threatened and endangered.

Recreation

Wetlands are areas of open space around the highly urbanized Bay Area and provide residents with places to hike, bike, kayak, and more.

Sea Level Rise

Wetlands can provide flood protection because they act as sponges, slowing down and soaking up large quantities of water.

Meet Three Persevering Plants

These three native plant superstars play an essential role along the Bay’s shorelines. Each one has a unique story and we can’t wait to share more — from their infant seedling days to their final homes along the shorelines. Click on their names below to learn more about their personalities, friends and foes as you join us on a wonderful wetlands journey.

Gumplant

Grindelia stricta var. angustifolia

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Creeping Wild Rye

Elymus triticoides

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Common Yarrow

Achillea millefollium

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