Volunteer Spotlight | Meet Rees Sweeney-Taylor

Rees volunteered with us at Coastal Clean-up Day in Oakland.
Rees volunteered with us at Coastal Clean-up Day in Oakland.

Rees Sweeney-Taylor volunteered with us at Oakland’s Martin Luther King shoreline on a soggy Coastal Cleanup Day on September 26th.

How many times have you volunteered with Save The Bay?
This was my first time, and the third time that students from my non-profit did so.

Do you have a favorite experience?
My students found this beautifully painted hermit crab shell! It was green with polka dots — pretty remarkable actually.

How did you get involved with Save The Bay?
The students at my non-profit all must do 10 hours of community service each year, and Save The Bay is a wonderful way to get them outside, help their community, and learn about the Bay’s ecosystems.

What other activities or hobbies do you enjoy?
I love to write fiction, mostly short stories for friends.

Who is your environmental hero?
Wendell Berry, for his crystalline prose and lovely poetry, humanistic environmentalism, and gentle, Kentucky accent.

What is one thing you do each day to protect the environment?
I meditate daily and regard this practice as a way of appreciating and protecting my environment and its inhabitants, on both a physical and psychological level.

Rees was the lucky winner of tickets to the Jack Johnson concert at the Fox Theater this weekend. Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation is celebrating San Francisco Bay by doubling your gift when you become a Bay Sustainer this month.

Volunteer Spotlight | Meet Sharon Lee

Meet Sharon Lee from San Jose. She volunteered with Save The Bay in the past, but became busy with life and is now getting back into it. Since she came out with Save The Bay recently, she continues to love it and plans to regularly volunteer. volunteer picture

How many times have you volunteered with Save The Bay?
2.

How did you get involved with Save The Bay?
Work.

What is the best thing about volunteering with Save The Bay?
Seeing concrete progress near home; finding new places; learning.

If you could be one Bay plant or animal, what would it be and why?
Does a redwood count?

What is your favorite thing about the San Francisco Bay Area?
Diversity of people and the environment.

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the Bay Area with our on-the-Bay programs. Sign up here.

Volunteer Spotlight | Meet Erin and Caitlin Jimenez

Meet Erin and Caitlin Jimenez from Morgan Hill, CA.

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Erin & Caitlin recently came out to volunteer with us at the Palo Alto Baylands.

How many times have you volunteered with Save The Bay?
Three times.

How did you get involved with Save The Bay?
For completing service hours for school.

What is the best thing about volunteering with Save The Bay?
Helping the environment.

What is your fondest memory of San Francisco Bay?
Science camp at the Marin Headlands.

 

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the Bay Area with our on-the-Bay programs.
Sign up here.

Volunteer Spotlight | Meet Tristan Loeffler

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Tristan recently came out to volunteer with us at Eden Landing.

Meet Tristan Loeffler from San Carlos, CA.

How many times have you volunteered with Save The Bay?
4 times.

Do you have a favorite site or experience?
I don’t have a favorite site, but digging is my favorite. Pulling mustard is also very enjoyable.

How did you get involved with Save The Bay?
I was looking online for community service opportunities and this one looked appealing.

What is the best thing about volunteering with Save The Bay?
Digging and pulling up mustard.

What other activities or hobbies do you enjoy?
Hunting, kung-fu, and track & field.

If you could be one Bay plant or animal what would it be?
A red-tailed hawk because I could fly and I would be a predator.

What is your favorite thing about the San Francisco Bay Area?
The mild climate and free thinkers.

What is one thing you do each day to protect the environment?
I don’t litter.

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the Bay Area with our on-the-Bay programs. Sign up here.

Volunteer Spotlight | Meet Marissa Mancuso

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Marissa recently came out to work with us at Eden Landing.

Meet Marissa Mancuso, an Electron Microscopist from Sacramento.

Do you have a favorite site or experience?
Eden Landing.  The contrast between the restored and unrestored marshland is shocking.  I know
I am part of something truly special.

How did you get involved with Save The Bay?
I wanted to support an organization that shared the same passion.

What is the best thing about volunteering with Save The Bay?
Each experience is unique and profound in its own way.  The volunteers and weather change, but
each time makes a beautiful memory.

What other activities or hobbies do you enjoy?
Hiking, trail running, being at the beach, knitting and reading.

If you could be one Bay plant or animal, what would it be?
Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse.

Who is your environmental hero?
John Muir.

What is your favorite thing about the San Francisco Bay area?
Living in an area with close proximity to wilderness, and the amazing sunsets.

What is one thing you do each day to protect the environment?
Recycle and pick up random bits of trash. 

What is your first/fondest memory of San Francisco Bay?
All of the sunsets I am privileged to witness from the Berkeley Hills.

Anything else you want to tell us?
Save The Bay does good work.  I am excited and honored to watch the wetlands come back to life.

You can join us all throughout the Bay for a planting, mulching, or nursery event. Sign up here.