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More creatures than just cats and dogs call Oakland home. Let’s take a moment to appreciate all animals, domestic and wild. Last week I fulfilled a lifelong dream and visited Oakland’s world famous Cat Town Café. For those who have had their heads in the sand, a cat café is a place where any person without a severe allergy to felines can purchase a cup of coffee and kick it with some furry...
Tidal marsh wetlands, like those at Eden Landing in Hayward, are one solution to mitigate the effects of Sea Level Rise. Under current conservative projections, sea level will rise  1.0 to 1.4 meters by the year 2100, which will inundate 200 square miles of low-lying shoreline areas of San Francisco Bay, impacting wildlife, habitat, and millions of Bay Area residents who rely on at-risk...
A shot of the cover of the East Bay Express’s “New Warn On Smoking” article. Last month, the East Bay Express published an enlightening and comprehensive article summarizing the impact tobacco waste has on the Bay Area’s residents and wildlife. A little over a year ago, Save the Bay launched the Butt Free Bay campaign to reduce cigarette butt pollution in the Bay.  Allison Chan...
As much as recent rainstorms have been a boon for parched landscapes across California, there is a dark side to all the wet stuff – trash and other pollution that collects in gutters, and in many cases, ends up flowing directly to creeks, rivers, and the Bay. Photo by Patrick Band Although last week’s storm wasn’t quite all it was hyped up to be, it was still an impressive showing from Mother...
Marivel Mendoza with her daughter and baby boy at Eden Landing. The first time we met Marivel Mendoza, a student from Oakland, CA, she had her young son strapped to her back and her daughter at her side as she helped install native plants at Eden Landing. Since then she’s brought her two nephews out to a restoration program at Bair Island. It’s thanks to volunteers like Marivel that we are able...
  A graph showing CEC levels in Bay Area wildlife, courtesy of the San Francisco Estuary Institute Household cleaners, insecticides, flame retardants, antimicrobial disinfectants. What do these products have in common? First, they’re embedded in the daily lives of millions of Bay Area residents to keep our homes and bodies clean, to protect homes and pets from pesky bugs, and to guard...
A view of Mount Diablo, by John Morgan on Flickr Covering a whopping 27 percent of the earth’s surface, mountains – those stunning geological wonders that rise out of the bedrock in all shapes and sizes and levels of majesty – are amazingly crucial to our planet’s overall well-being. One tenth of the world’s population gets its life support directly from mountains. These same mountains are also a...
An aerial view of Arrowhead Marsh during the Lighthawk flight, by Janine Kraus The diversity of the San Francisco Bay is most visible from an aerial view – from the South Bay salt ponds to the East Bay’s Arrowhead Marsh to the Sonoma Baylands. The Bay is so many things – wildlife preserve, transportation route, tranquil setting for millions of residents. Yet it is also a place threatened by...
Our Save The Bay team at one of Presidio Trust’s restoration events at Mountain Lake. Photo by Nissa Kriedler. This fall, Save The Bay’s Restoration Team had the opportunity to participate in one of the Presidio Trust’s restoration events at Mountain Lake in San Francisco as part of a workday trade. There our team had a chance to learn about freshwater wetlands both through hands-on...
Click to view slideshow. The contrast between development and restoration could not be starker than it is in San Mateo County, where the subdivisions of Foster City and Redwood Shores neighbor the revitalized wild spaces of Bair Island. Once a thriving tidal marsh, the 3,000-acre Bair Island was drained in the 1800s and later transformed into salt evaporation ponds. Mobil Oil bought it in the...

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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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