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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,...
Cargill Salt and its developer partner DMB revealed last month that they attempted to secure a key exemption from the federal Clean Water Act that would have weakened the nation’s top water pollution law for the benefit of their reckless development scheme in Redwood City. And they almost succeeded: the companies convinced a key official at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers headquarter to unilaterally...
Save The Bay has been working for years to rid San Francisco Bay of plastic bag pollution. This month, we are closer than ever to achieving a statewide bag ban in California. SB 270 has passed the state legislature and is awaiting Governor Jerry Brown’s signature. We recently sent this letter calling on the Governor to sign the bill into law. You can do your part by sending a message to Governor...
Grover Hot Springs, Markleeville, CA “Remember, you’re here to relax and get away from it all,” my boyfriend says as I frantically try to post one last photo of my roadside lunch on Instagram. We’re in a hot car, driving in the middle of nowhere for a long-awaited camping trip that we scheduled months ago as a way for us to escape from our busy schedules. At the time it seemed like a good idea...
3 billion cigarette butts are littered in the Bay Area each year. Last week, the El Cerrito City Council tentatively approved one of the strongest smoking ordinances in the state, confirming their commitment to keeping cigarette butts out of the Bay. The Smoking Pollution Protection Ordinance, which the council will finalize in October, will ban smoking in almost all public outdoor places in El...

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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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