Six Ways to Celebrate the Bay

We’re celebrating the Bay!

We like to appreciate the Bay every day, but the first annual Bay-A-Thon is a special way to rally around the unique beauty of the San Francisco Bay. The Bay-A-Thon is about enjoying and protecting the unique treasures of the Bay, so we’ve complied six ways you can make a difference, today.

Six things you can do for the bay

Six Ways to Celebrate the 2013 Bay-A-Thon

1. Whether or not your community has banned plastic bags, remember to bring reusable bags when shopping. Plastic bags pollute the waters of the Bay, smother wetlands and entangle and kill wildlife, so keeping them out of the Bay is a direct way to protect the Bay. Keep reusable bags in your truck or bike basket, in your backpack; and next to your keys. Leave your best bag tips in the comments below and share how you remember to bring and use reusable bags!

2. Keep unwanted stuff out of the Bay. E-waste and old medications can contaminate millions of gallons of Bay water. Find your local center for these items and keep them out of the Bay!

3. Volunteer and restore natural habitats by hand at various sites around the Bay, and help toward our goal of re-establishing 100,000 acres of healthy wetlands around the Bay. You can have fun outdoors, learn about the Bay and help us protect it by joining one of our community based restoration programs.

4. Take Action. Help end the distribution of single-use plastic bags and have a direct hand in protecting the Bay and its wildlife. Sign the petition today to urge your elected officials to crack down on single-use bags.

5. Stay informed. Follow us on Facebook to get important Bay updates and breaking news as it happens, pose questions, or just say hello. We’re saving the Bay together, and we love to hear from you!

6. Donate. Every gift that Save The Bay receives by July 4th will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $150,000. Your donation goes directly to restoring healthy tidal marsh around the Bay…to implementing plastic bag bans around the Bay and toward our restoration education programs for youth that will educate and inspire the next generation of Bay protectors.

We’re not just saving the Bay for us here and now, but for future generations to enjoy the magnificent experiences we enjoy with our family and friends. What do you do every day to protect and save the Bay? Share your tips in the comments!

The 2013 Bay-A-Thon: Double Your Impact

Do you remember the first time you saw the Bay?Donate Today

Did your breath catch in your throat? Did your eyes widen at the sheer size of the Bay, the vast sparkling blueness that seemed to stretch on forever? Did you hear seals barking or sails flapping in a strong wind? The Bay brings us unforgettable moments…chilly walks along the shore…vibrant sunsets…that sense of home you feel when the thick fog breaks to reveal the Golden Gate Bridge.  These moments are the reason we’re so lucky to live in the Bay Area. The Bay is important to all of us—it makes our home unique. We can’t afford to take it for granted.

Today, we’re launching our first ever Bay-A-Thon to rally support for the spectacular San Francisco Bay.

For the next two weeks, every dollar we raise for the Bay-A-Thon will be matched dollar-for-dollar by a generous donor. Donating now is an incredibly powerful way to support local restoration and education programs right here in our shared backyard.

The Bay-A-Thon is about celebrating and protecting the unique treasures of the Bay. We’re not just saving the Bay for us, but for future generations to enjoy the magnificent experiences and recreational opportunities we enjoy with our family and friends. This is why we need your support today to keep our Bay healthy and people and wildlife.

Every gift that Save The Bay receives by July 4th will be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $150,000. Can we count on you to offer your support for the first ever Bay-A-Thon and help us protect our Bay?

Your support makes a difference. Any amount you donate will be doubled to aid our efforts to restore crucial habitat for the seals, porpoises, and birds that call the Bay home and help protect the magnificent Bay recreational opportunities you enjoy with your family and friends. July 4th will be here sooner than you know, so make your Bay-A-Thon gift today.