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  Our founders’ legacy — one of courage, persistence, diligence, and success — has inspired today’s generation of Bay savers to carry on their mission to protect our greatest natural treasure for generations. Before we celebrated the first Earth Day in 1970 and the first full-length issue of Ms. Magazine hit newsstands in 1972, major progress in the Bay Area was already...
Photo by: Lindsay Bernsen Save the Bay’s most recent pollution prevention initiative, the Butt Free Bay Campaign, is fighting the flow of toxic, plastic cigarette butts into the San Francisco Bay. We are currently calling on Bay Area cities and counties to pass outdoor smoking bans to stop the constant flow of this poison trash at the source, and protect the Bay from second hand smoke. El Cerrito...
Plastic trash washed up on a beach in Malaysia. Trash flowing out of San Francisco Bay and into the Pacific Ocean can make its way to distant shores. Photo by: epSos.de Spanish explorers once called San Francisco Bay el brazo del mar, “the arm of the sea.” Highlighting this connection with the world’s oceans is even more appropriate in our time, as we observe the impact of plastic pollution...
Ralph Nobles’ legacy will forever live on in our storied Bay Area environmental lore. Photo by: Christopher-Gardner Another giant in the battle to prevent overdevelopment of San Francisco Bay has died.  Ralph Nobles, who led the Friends of Redwood City and won the fight to protect Bair Island, passed away February 20, at the age of 94. The 2006 winner of Save The Bay’s Founding Member award...
Bay wildlife often mistake toxic pollutants like cigarette butts for food. Do you know who Altria is? Neither did I, until recently. Altria is the parent company for Philip Morris and two other tobacco companies, who rebranded back in the early 2000s. 14 years later, the tobacco industry is still trying to camouflage itself. But now they’re going way beyond a rebrand – they’re targeting the...
Since last week over 1,600 people have taken action against Cargill and told the EPA to protect the Redwood City salt ponds. Now Bay Area members of Congress are also calling on the federal government to uphold the Clean Water Act and protect the Bay. Read more in the San Mateo Daily Journal and take action below.  Tell the EPA to support the Clean Water Act and stop Cargill’s Bayfill...
Photo by: Vivian Reed On my way home from work, I plug into my iPod and crank up the volume to mask the insanely loud, ear-piercing noise BART trains make as they travel through the Transbay Tube. These days I’m listening to Jay Chou (周杰倫), Leehom Wang (王力宏), Jason Mraz, and of course Justin Timberlake — come on, what American Born Chinese (ABC) girl is not a fan of these guys? As I sank into my...
This Great Blue Heron always has fresh air entering its lungs, regardless if it’s inhaling or exhaling, because the air is streamlined and stored in multiple air sacs. Photo by: Rick Lewis Can you remember the last time you thought about your lungs? For me, most days pass without giving a pause of consideration to them. That is, until I recently visited one of our restoration sites at Eden...
UPDATE – Feb 17, 2015 We received word late this morning that Caltrans has received and installed a replacement beacon from the manufacturer, over two weeks after the San Jose Mercury News article which brought this issue to the region’s attention.  According to a Caltrans email, “The Coast Guard has confirmed that the [radar beacon] is operating normally.”  —...
Photo by: Judy Irving Happy World Wetlands Day! San Francisco Bay was dubbed a Wetland of International Importance in 2013 under an international conservation treaty called the Ramsar Convention. Wetlands serve vital functions, but are also at risk of destruction. In fact, over 64% of the world’s wetlands have been destroyed since 1900. Fortunately, local activists around the world and here in...

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"A team of colleagues from Juniper Networks joined you all at San Francisquito Creek in late December, and even though it was a wet and chilly day, we had a great time planting seedlings. It was great to see how much my colleagues and friends loved participating, and just about everyone is clamoring for another volunteer stint in the spring. Thanks Save the Bay!" --Carolyn

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