Volunteer Spotlight | The Stanley/Brady Family

 

Stanley/Brady Family
The Stanley/Brady Family volunteered at the Palo Alto Baylands. They are dedicated to volunteering around the Bay this year!

How many times have you volunteered with Save the Bay?

This is the first time!

How did you get involved with Save the Bay?

Through the website

What is the best thing about volunteering with Save the Bay?

Strengthening the environment right here where we live.

What other activities or hobbies do you enjoy?

Dancing, playing trivia, watching the Giants

Who is your environmental hero?

Chef Chloe Coscerelli

What is one thing you do each day to protect the environment?

Conserve water, recycle, and reuse

Anything else you want to tell us?

Our family decided that instead of showering each other with gifts this x-mas, we should give back! We each picked a volunteer opportunity and serve our community in various ways.

Volunteer Spotlight | Meet Alexander Mustille

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Alex Mustille has been volunteering with Save The Bay for 5 years!

Meet Alexander Mustille, a Data Consultant for Kaiser Permanente from Pacifica, CA!

How many years have you volunteered with Save The Bay?

5 years!

Do you have a favorite site or experience?

Favorite site is MLK Shoreline. I was able to eradicate many blackberry bushes on site 3 or 4 years ago.

How did you get involved with Save The Bay?

I first heard about Save The Bay through a friend, many years ago.

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

Meeting people who are passionate about ecological restoration!

What is your favorite thing about the San Francisco Bay Area?

The beach! Specifically, Linda Mar Beach for surfing. It’s great for beginners!

What is one thing you do each day to protect the environment?

Not watering my lawn! And regularly planting in my front yard.

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the Bay Area. Sign up here.

Volunteer Spotlight | Meet Carole Robic and Alexandre Best

Carole and Alexandre
Carole and Alexandre enjoy volunteering at the MLK Jr. Shoreline in Oakland.

Meet Carole Robic and Alexandre Best from San Leandro, CA!

How many times have you volunteered with Save The Bay?
Four times in the last year.

Do you have a favorite site or experience?
I enjoy planting native seedlings and Alex has really enjoyed working in the nursery.

How did you get involved with Save The Bay?
Alex has service hours required for school. We first helped with the Bay Cleanup event and learned about the other ways we can help.

What is your favorite thing about the San Francisco Bay Area?
It’s variety and diversity, and the large number of sites to hike and bike in.

What is one thing you do each day to protect the environment?
We recycle and take public transportation as often as possible. I commute to work via Bart each day.

Anything else you want to tell us?
We really appreciate the work that Save The Bay does and inspires others, like us, to protect the environment.

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the Bay Area. Sign up here.

Volunteer Spotlight | Meet Tahmina Hossain

Meet Tahmina Hossain from Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Tahmina Hossain

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

How did you get involved with Save The Bay?
Encouraged by Solar City, my workplace.

What is the best thing about volunteering with Save The Bay?
It was a great sight to see so many people of different ages and ethnicities coming together to save the environment.

What is your favorite thing about the San Francisco Bay Area?
The beautiful weather and amazing scenery.

What is one thing you do each day to protect the environment?
Recycle and compost as much as possible.

Anything else you want to tell us?
Thank you for providing this amazing service to the community. Many of us want to help preserve our environment but don’t really know how to. Save The Bay makes it so easy and convenient, whether you have experience or not. Thank you for this amazing and gratifying experience.

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the Bay Area. Sign up here

Volunteer Spotlight | Meet April Ann Fong

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April is a biology instructor at Portland Community College

Meet April Ann Fong from Portland, Oregon

How did you get involved with Save The Bay?
I wanted to do restoration with a grassroots organization that does great environmental work.

What is the best thing about volunteering with Save The Bay?
Doing good things with great people

If you could be one Bay plant or animal what would it be and why?
Pickleweed because I would look like pickles.

Who is your environmental hero?
David Suzuki, Bill McKibben, Rachel Carson and John Muir.

What is your favorite thing about the San Francisco Bay Area?
Chaparral.

What is one thing you do each day to protect the environment?
Public transportation.

Anything else you want to tell us?
I think it is important to inspire and teach everyone the importance of environmental stewardship, to provide the fool to do work and to have fun!

Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the Bay Area. Sign up here.