Bay Day & Fleet Week join forces!

Bay Day & Fleet Week join forces!

Save The Bay and San Francisco Fleet Week Association are proud to announce a new partnership, uniting two major regional events: Bay Day and Fleet Week!

Our two storied organizations are uniting to support the Bay Area environment and celebrate the U.S. Military’s disaster preparedness and humanitarian response efforts here and around the world.

Our partnership is built on these crucial facts:

  • The U.S. Military plays a front-line role in responding to disasters at home and abroad.
  • In the event of a Bay Area disaster, both our residents and the environment will be at risk.
  • Climate change greatly increases the chances of natural and manmade disasters in the Bay Area.

The threats of climate change are daunting, but solutions are possible. Most importantly, every resident of the Bay Area must be informed about how to prepare for climate impacts like floods, fire and drought, just as we’ve prepared for earthquakes.

Save The Bay is proud that we’ll be present at Fleet Week’s Humanitarian Assistance Village; an interactive exhibition of how U.S. Military and Civil capabilities work together to respond to disasters. From October 11-13 you can visit our tents in the Village’s STEM Education Center, and learn more about our nature-based solutions to climate change.

Visit the Fleet Week humanitarian village page to join in educational and fun activities for the whole family, and stay tuned for more information about our emerging partnership.

Announcing This Year’s Bay Champion

Announcing This Year’s Bay Champion

Bay Day would not be possible without key partnerships. This year we are celebrating our first title sponsor: IBM Bay Area!

Last week, we took our restoration work on the road, bringing thousands of seedlings to IBM’s Silicon Valley Lab for transplanting. More than 150 IBM engineers, designers and software developers volunteered to transplant 5,400 Marsh Gumplant and Alkali Heath seedlings that will be planted into the marsh this winter.

IBMers, proudly dressed in bright yellow Bay Day tees, gathered in the Lab’s plaza ready to get their hands dirty. They hauled buckets, packed soil and meticulously transferred tiny seedlings into individual containers to continue growing throughout the summer. Save The Bay restoration specialists led workshops to teach IBM staff about the state of environmental preservation in San Francisco Bay and the value of wetlands in our region.

IBMers have a long history of caring for the environment that surrounds their campuses. From employee-run annual nest monitoring and bird counting activities to bioblitzes that help identify and record the variety of species around the Lab, IBM employees have remained passionate and committed caretakers of the natural world that frames their campus in the South Bay.

Save The Bay is proud to work with regional leaders like IBM to deliver positive solutions that help the Bay adapt and thrive in the face of climate change.

We are excited to continue our partnership with IBM this year as the official Bay Champion title sponsor for Bay Day 2019. Together, we’ll work toward our shared goal: to preserve and protect the beautiful San Francisco Bay.