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Touched by the news of Sylvia’s passing, reporters from the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and even Sylvia’s home state of Colorado paused to write lovely remembrances of her life and legacy. Here are some notable articles and remarks from the press. Local Bay Area News Coverage: Remembering Save the Bay’s Sylvia McLaughlin — KQED Forum   Save The Bay Executive Director David Lewis sat down...
  Monica met Sylvia McLaughlin during Save The Bay’s 50th anniversary. When someone asks me, “Who are your heroes?” the people who come to mind are often strangers who live in other places or other times. Sylvia McLaughlin is the one whose picture I see every workday, reminding me that heroes are simply people who see what needs to be done and do it. I started working at Save The Bay...
In the days following Sylvia McLaughlin’s passing we received hundreds of emails, social media comments, and phone calls celebrating her life and legacy. Here are some of the most moving tributes to our co-founder. “Her vision for the Bay was revolutionary even by today’s standards. So thankful for her dedication to our region’s greatest natural treasure.” – Allison...
Alcatraz Island. Photo by Andrea McLaughlin On many fogless evenings, Alcatraz Island can be seen sitting resolutely in the middle of the Bay. The lighthouse atop it flicking its light across the water much like the retreating sun. At the same time tourists and staff on the island disembark from the last ferry docking at Pier 33. This wasn’t always the case however, for a long time Alcatraz...
This rain garden in San Francisco helps absorb stormwater and brings more greenery to the corner of Newcomb and Phelps streets. Photo: SFPUC We are well into a rainy winter here in the Bay Area, and that means a lot of things — flash floods, erosion, and inconvenient bicycle commutes — but it also means pollution. The rain that falls on city streets, sidewalks and parking lots flows...
Emily Stanford is a sophomore at Oberlin College studying biology. She is interested in becoming an ecologist and conducting research. During her winter break, Emily visited the Bay Area and volunteered her time to help with the horizontal levee project at Oro Loma. Emily working with Save The Bay staff and volunteers at the Oro Loma Horizontal Levee project. I first heard about Save The Bay...
Sylvia McLaughlin 1916-2016 Save The Bay is deeply saddened at the news that the organization’s last living founder, Sylvia McLaughlin, passed away at her home in Berkeley on Tuesday January 19, 2016 at the age of 99. Sylvia McLaughlin’s commitment to saving the San Francisco Bay created a lasting legacy for the region and the environmental movement. “Sylvia and her friends just wanted to...
Sherman Island, anactive research site for wetland scientists. Photo courtesy of Delta Stewardship Council Wetlands offer us a myriad of benefits, including flood protection, habitat for much-loved wildlife, and beautiful scenery for the public to enjoy.  But did you know they also potentially offer significant carbon sequestration services? Carbon sequestration occurs when carbon-containing...
2015 will go down in Save The Bay history as a year of big wins. Here’s a recap of what happened this past year. [View the story “A Year in Review: #SaveSFBay2015 ” on Storify] The post Save The Bay 2015: A year of big wins appeared first on Save The Bay Blog.
From L-R: Save The Bay Executive Director David Lewis; State Assemblymember Sally Lieber, Ret.; Mountain View Mayor Pat Showalter; San Mateo County Supervisor and Bay Restoration Authority Governing Board Chair Dave Pine; State Coastal Conservancy Executive Officer Sam Schuchat; and Coastal Conservancy Deputy Executive Officer Amy Hutzel. Great news! Thanks to a groundswell of support, Bay Area...

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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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