The 2015 Parade for the Bay: A Big Success for the Bay

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More than 100 swimmers, sailors, stand-up paddle boarders, kayakers, and rowers—along with the Hornblower hybrid ferry, the classic sailing schooner Freda B, and the Baykeeper pollution patrol boat—paraded on the water in the second annual Bay Parade on Sunday May 31. It was a terrific show of support for a clean and healthy San Francisco Bay.

The parade started near Pier 14, where swimmers and surfers jumped into the Bay from the Hornblower Ferry. They were joined by sailboats, paddlers, and rowers, with some in costume!

The parade ended 1.5 miles later at McCovey Cove, where the exuberant finale was broadcast live on the AT&T Park Jumbotron at the start of the San Francisco Giants ball game.

After the parade, we celebrated with a party hosted by Anchor Brewing, at The Yard SF, the new pop-up beer garden just across McCovey Cove from AT&T Park.

Click on the images below to view albums of the parade and after party:

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The Bay Parade is Baykeeper's annual celebration of a healthy San Francisco Bay and safe recreation in the Bay. Many participants raised funds to support Baykeeper's work to protect the Bay from pollution.

Baykeeper extends a huge thank you to the Bay Parade participants who fundraised and swam, paddled, rowed, and sailed on behalf of a healthy San Francisco Bay. Thank you also to everyone who sailed aboard the Freda B in the Benefit for the Bay. Special thanks to our dozens of tireless volunteers, without whom we could not have put on such a successful event. And thanks to everyone who donated in support of a participant for your critical contributions to help make the Bay healthier and cleaner.

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Photo at top by Robb Most; bottom photo by Clay Schmitz