Yes in your backyard

CaptureIn the midst of all the excitement about Measure AA, I didn’t get a chance to tell you about some other very special restoration work that is near and dear to my heart—and hopefully to yours as well.

Thanks in part to more than five years of hard work by my staff and many Save The Bay volunteers, we have played an important part in restoring transition zone habitat at the Eden Landing Ecological Reserve in Hayward as part of our partnership with the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project. This work, in partnership with the largest wetland restoration project in the history of our Bay, is a thriving example of Bay restoration. You can get an up-close view of the restoration from nearly 4 miles of newly opened shoreline trails and new wildlife viewing platforms.

This is the type of game-changing restoration work you can help fund by supporting all of our work at Save The Bay today. The restored transition zones at Eden Landing now provide so much more habitat for wildlife, including endangered waterfowl and shorebirds, than just a few short years ago. The transformation is amazing.

Right now, in your own backyard, there are other critical restoration projects like Eden Landing at stake.

Your generous gift today will directly support ongoing restoration work at the Palo Alto Baylands, Martin Luther King, Jr. Shoreline, and Eden Landing. It will also help Save The Bay ensure that regional funding from Measure AA delivers the maximum possible benefit to dozens of restoration sites all around the Bay—from China Basin Park in San Francisco to San Pablo Marsh in the East Bay, and from Sears Point in the North Bay to Coyote Point in the south.

Surely you’ve heard that restored wetlands can filter out pollution for cleaner water; increase wildlife habitat; expand trails and shoreline access; and protect our communities from flooding. And you know that we also work to stop pollution at its source, calling on our cities to get to Zero Trash by 2022.

Restoring wetlands is my life’s calling. There’s nothing I love more than getting my hands dirty and restoring this unique, muddy, and incredible habitat that makes the Bay Area so special.

But you don’t need to go knee-deep in the mud to help protect our Bay for wildlife and people, today and tomorrow. Make a gift today and we’ll put it to good use, wherever it’s needed most to protect and enhance our beloved San Francisco Bay.