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Click to view slideshow. On a Bay Discovery program, Khan Lab School students willfully pulled invasive mustard and radish to help create natural wildlife habitat for endangered species like the Ridgway’s rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse. Leading up to this program, the students had already investigated the varying endangered species that live in the Bay Area. Fueled by the project–based...
A local activist protests crude by rail in Martinez. Photo by Daniel Adel. Crude oil is being shipped from Canada via rail to refineries along the West Coast, exposing millions of Californians to health and environmental risks. With five major refineries in the East Bay, the number of trains carrying crude oil into the Bay Area could increase exponentially, posing severe risks to our local...
Click to view slideshow. When I arrived at the at the Creative Ecology program at Cooley Landing, I was greeted by Bay Area textile artist Linda Gass and handed an artist sketchbook and field guide. I was about to engage in a range of science and art activities that would have me seeing near and far. The activities were intended to make connections between art and science, pointing out that both...
Ronosaurus Rex, a.k.a. Ronald B. Richardson, recently completed a 350-mile walk  around San Francisco Bay. His journey inspired these reflections on the biodiversity of our region.  On June 20, 2015, I finished a walk around the San Francisco Bay at every accessible point, including islands, bridges, piers, and docks. I had many incredible vistas, and I saw some wildlife, especially birds—but not...
Our staff enjoying a day out of the office at MLK shoreline. Every year, our Save The Bay team spends a summer day out of the office engaging in recreational activities around the Bay. The Summer Staff Outing is a day for staff to enjoy each other’s company and expand our understanding and appreciation of the Bay and the areas around us. These annual outings are also a great way for us to enjoy...
Award winning U.S.C.G. Certified Captain Maggie McDonogh is the President, CEO and fourth generation Captain of the Angel Island – Tiburon Ferry Company, now celebrating over 55 years serving the community on San Francisco Bay. Save The Bay last spoke with you about the return of the porpoises to the Bay. Do you still see porpoises on your daily trips across the Bay? Yes we do. In fact I’...
Click to view slideshow. Native plants evolved to live with the local climate, soil types, and wildlife and are crucial to establishing and maintaining a healthy San Francisco Bay. Save The Bay’s on-the-ground wetland restoration projects aim to re-establish native plants in the transition zone, creating important buffer areas adjacent to tidal marshes. There are many benefits to native...
Click to view slideshow. On July 14, I got the chance to join Save The Bay’s restoration team for fieldwork at the Oro Loma Demonstration Project nursery site. After spending 6 weeks working with the communications team, I was very excited to get away from my desk for a field day with fellow office volunteers. I knew that we would be working on site at the Oro Loma Sanitary District to propagate...
Using a kite to fly a radio-controlled camera to great heights, photographer Cris Benton brings the intricate details of the South Bay’s salt ponds into focus. Cris’s aerial photographs have aided in the restoration efforts of the salt ponds and have been utilized by our habitat restoration team. Click to view slideshow. Can you describe your process for kite aerial photography? The idea is...
A King Tide offers a preview of what’s coming as global climate change raises sea levels. Photo by: Vivian A. Reed Climate deniers and climate supporters have long voiced their opinion about climate change and its projected impacts on the planet. While throwing a snowball in the senate certainly adds color to the conversation, within the last month we’ve witnessed a dramatic shift 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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