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The plastic bag industry just needs to realize it’s over. Thick skulled. Tone deaf. Toxic. Desperate. Dumb. Any other ideas what to call a pig-headed industry group, led by a South Carolina-based polluter and bent on rolling back progress in California? The group aims to stop California’s groundbreaking ban on single use plastic bags by putting it to a popular vote. To overturn the law,...
Photo by Rick Lewis Last week, I accompanied Save The Bay’s habitat restoration director Donna Ball on a visit to our restoration site at the vast Eden Landing Ecological Reserve. As we drove along levees in various stages of restoration, I was transfixed by the copious birds: kites gliding inches above glassy waters of tidal marsh; osprey and hawks circling high above; a great blue heron here...
We had a productive day of planting at Eden Ecological Preserve along the Hayward shoreline. With just five staff and two volunteers, in two days we planted a total of 1,900 plants, all mulched and watered at Eden E! It’s been a dream since I started with Save The Bay for a staff planting day to get 1,000 plants in the ground and yesterday that dream became a reality. We actually haven’t...
Our Policy team has been busy fighting cigarette butts in the City of Berkeley. After putting up the bus stop ads you helped to fund, we asked you to sign a petition urging the city council to prioritize this serious threat to water quality in the Bay. Nearly 300 residents responded, sending a clear message to the council that they need to play an active role in preventing toxic, plastic...
To learn more about California’s journey to a statewide bag ban, check out our interactive timeline. For the last 6 years, Save The Bay has worked publicly and behind the scenes to build the progress necessary to secure today’s victory at the statewide level. 80 percent of Bay Area residents live in a jurisdiction that has adopted a plastic bag ban and the rest of our region is now covered...
Students clean up MLK Jr Shoreline on Coastal Cleanup Day. Save The Bay marked the 30th annual International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday with volunteer cleanups in Oakland and San Jose. In Oakland, 100 volunteers picked up 750 pounds of trash along the Martin Luther King Jr Shoreline. The 30 volunteers that joined cleanup efforts along Coyote Creek in San Jose picked up 600 pounds of trash...
Did you know that San Francisco Bay is an estuary of international importance due to the rich ecosystem it supports and its central role in the economy and quality of life of the Bay Area? September 20-27 is National Estuaries Week, which kicked off on International Coastal Cleanup Day. Coastal Cleanup Day is a day-long event during which volunteers come together to clean up beaches, rivers, and...
You decide: Which city will we make #ButtFree next? Imagine an event where on a single day each year, people around the world spend 4 hours picking up trash along their local creek or beach, helping to illuminate the impact trash is having on water quality and wildlife worldwide. Good news: That event is happening this Saturday and it has reached a milestone. International Coastal Cleanup Day...
Make this Bay Blend juice and toast to a healthier Bay. CAN CAN Cleanse is a nutritional liquid cleanse program that is designed to give the body a break from the stress and toxins of the on-the-go lifestyle. The beverages are made from whole, organic fruits and vegetables, herbal teas, raw nuts, fresh herbs and spices. CAN CAN believes in a holistic approach of nourishing the body with plant-...
We have come a long way in the fight against plastic bags. Only a few years ago the idea of stemming the flow of plastic trash into the Bay seemed like an overwhelming problem. One million plastic bags were entering the Bay every year. While we recognized that plastic trash was affecting all of California’s waterways and ocean coast, we knew we had to tackle the problem in our own region,...

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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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