Preserving wetlands as state dries

February 14, 2014

With a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket, Donna Nickle clears away handfuls of dried grass, digs a 6-inch hole and carefully puts in a creeping wild rye, a plant native to tidal marshes.

Save The Bay Welcomes Green Jobs Leader Lisa Hoyos to Board of Directors

January 29, 2014

Save The Bay, the largest regional organization working to protect and restore San Francisco Bay, welcomed environmental and labor leader Lisa Hoyos to its Board of Directors late last year.

Federal Wildlife Plan Calls for Restoration of Redwood City Salt Ponds

November 20, 2013

Last week the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a much-anticipated 50-year plan for the restoration of the Bay’s wetlands.

Volunteers Pull Invasive Plants, Protect Marsh Wildlife at Kentfield Park

August 27, 2013

An aroma of sage filled the air as Christina Mulcahy and her two sons toiled in the morning sunshine uprooting invasive plants from a hill at the Hal Brown Park at Creekside. The family removed fistful after fistful of bermudagrass from around sage brush and coyote bush plants, giving the native vegetation space to grow.

"It's hard work, but it's worth it to see it all pretty and healthy," Mulcahy said.

Restoring the shore on World Oceans Day

June 9, 2013

To the person who tossed the Burger King action hero cup somewhere in Oakland - yes, you - here's what happened to it: After tumbling into a drain, it floated down the culvert beneath city streets, surfaced in the East Creek Slough and landed on a shore near the airport.

Volunteers work to save Corte Madera's Creekside Marsh

October 6, 2012

With all the things to do in Marin and the Bay Area this weekend, a group of volunteers chose to sweat in the hot morning sun on Saturday, working to restore the marsh along Corte Madera Creek in Greenbrae.

About 20 volunteers, including several young people, were pulling invasive non-native grass and weeds and mulching the soil at Creekside Marsh near Hal Brown Park, setting the stage for another team to plant native shrubs this winter.

"What we're doing here is establishing a legacy of preservation," said Marin County Park Ranger Kirk Schroeder, the volunteer coordinator.

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