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Bill the Pelican taking a photo with his Save The Bay bag for the #MyBag Campaign In August of 2014, California became the first state in the country to approve a plastic bag ban and on September 30, 2014, Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law. This was an exciting victory for keeping toxic trash out of our state’s waterways and the Pacific Ocean. The bag ban was set to go into effect on...
Bridget and friends preparing for the iconic swim. San Francisco Bay touches all of our lives, but how many people spend time swimming in the Bay? This the second guest blog from the 2015 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Meet Bridget Quinn, an avid swimmer and local athlete.  On June 7 at approximately 7:30 am – a pleasing symmetry of lucky numbers – I leapt from the deck of a 300-foot...
Click to view slideshow.   Many artists work closely with the San Francisco Bay and draw inspiration directly from the Bay. Stefanie Atkinson is a professional photographer and creative designer. Stefanie’s Birds in Flight series captures light and movement along the Bay. She creates unique visual imagery for cross platform use in print, mobile, web, television, and video. Her fine art...
Thomas Huffman and his Beta Alpha Psi brother’s working hard to restore the MLK shoreline. Here at Save The Bay we rely on dedicated volunteers to accomplish big goals. Beta Alpha Psi, an academic fraternity from CSU East Bay, is one of our devoted groups that has come out again and again to help with our restoration efforts. Last month we were able to get to know Thomas Huffman, a Beta...
Click to view slideshow. When I left for college, I knew that I would miss the comforts of home: friends, family, my bed, home cooked meals, and the smiling face of my golden retriever.  What I didn’t realize was the extent to which I would miss the diverse coastal landscape of the San Francisco Bay. When I first traveled to Walla Walla, Washington, the small town where Whitman College is located...
This is a guest blog post co-authored by the Tuolumne River Trust’s three Paddle to the Sea Principal Paddlers (Luigi Ryan, Monica Greene, and Aly Cheney), all of whom recently completed the Trust’s annual paddle from the Sierra to the Sea. Edits made by Rebecca Stievater, Paddle to the Sea Event Coordinator at the Tuolumne River Trust. Paddle to the Sea is the Tuolumne River Trust’s annual...
39 Environmental Organizations, including Save The Bay, formed a coalition to urge Governor Brown to reverse his decision to suspend the Coastal Act in response to the Santa Barbara Refugio Oil Spill. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of these organizations, the governor lifted the suspension, ensuring a more effective cleanup. The Santa Barbara Refugio Oil Spill last month highlighted the...
Board Member Dean Meniktas volunteering at a restoration event with his daughter Claire and one of her friends. Meet Dean Meniktas, board member and Bay Area dad. Like all fathers, you hope your children have the opportunity to see, experience and enjoy life.  Nothing compares to the natural beauty of our San Francisco Bay and the numerous opportunities it provides.  Whether you hike, bike, run,...
Anthony Esquivel IV recently completed the Escape from Alcatraz Triathalon. San Francisco Bay touches all of our lives, but how many people spend time swimming in the Bay? Meet Anthony Esquivel IV, a triathlete who recently completed the Escape from Alcatraz Triathalon.  The chill in the air, the low clouds covering the tops of buildings and the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, the mist and the...
  An artist’s rendition of California’s flooded State Capitol circa 1862 “Extreme river and creek flooding has broken many records, and swept away hundreds of homes”  -CNN, May 2014 “The frequent sight of houses floating, air-like, along the swift current was novel indeed, some of them being upright, some bottom up” -Union Democrat, December 1861 Two similar quotes that strangely tie events...

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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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