Baykeeper's E-Newsletter for August 19, 2009

Support the Relay for the Bay

Seven swimmers will relay from Sacramento to San Francisco to raise funds for Baykeeper's work – and a generous donor will match all contributions up to $1,000 in honor of their efforts!

swimmerHow far would you go to protect the Bay? For seven intrepid swimmers, the answer is 100 miles – the distance they will swim from Sacramento to San Francisco on September 19 & 20. For thirty-six hours, seven members of the San Francisco-based Dolphin Club will relay swim to raise awareness and funding for Baykeeper’s work to protect San Francisco Bay. Make a donation to Baykeeper in support of their efforts, and your gift will be doubled by a matching contribution. Follow all the action through the Facebook Cause and spread the word to your friends!

Join Baykeeper for Coastal Cleanup Day

volunteersVolunteer Cleanup at India Basin Shoreline Park
Saturday, September 19, 9 am to noon

Baykeeper is hosting a beach cleanup at India Basin Shoreline Park for the 25th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 19. We’re partnering with Literacy for Environmental Justice to clean up this neighborhood park along the Bay shoreline, and we need your help! Last year, Baykeeper volunteers collected 900 pounds of trash from India Basin Shoreline Park. Come volunteer with San Francisco Baykeeper for this year's Coastal Cleanup Day!

Speak Up for Clean Water in San José

Alum_libraryCommunity Conversation on Water Quality
Tuesday, September 22, 6pm to 8pm

Baykeeper is partnering with Greenbelt Alliance to host a Community Conversation on water issues and community planning in San José. We believe that clean water and healthy creeks are an important part of San José’s future, and we want to help local residents make this vision a reality through local planning. If you live in the San José area and want to learn more about policies and planning tools that can address key environmental issues, please come out to join the conversation. Visit us online for more information or contact Baykeeper Public Affairs Associate Sara Aminzadeh at sara@baykeeper.org.

Volunteer for the Solano Stroll FOG Kickoff

Solano_strollSolano Stroll Street Festival
Sunday, September 13, 10 am to 6 pm

Baykeeper is once again partnering with the East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) to educate residents about keeping fats, oils, and grease – aka FOG – out of sink drains to prevent sewage spills to the Bay this winter. We're kicking off the campaign with an information booth at the Solano Stroll street festival on Sunday, September 13, 10 am to 6 pm. We need volunteers to help spread the word about household tips to prevent sewage spills to the Bay.

If you can pitch in for a few hours, email volunteer@baykeeper.org or call 415-856-0444 x112. Read more about the FOG campaign on our website.

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Protect the Bay with Your Gift to Baykeeper

sealSan Francisco Baykeeper is the Bay's pollution watchdog, using science and advocacy to strengthen clean water laws and hold polluters accountable. Please support our efforts by making a gift to Baykeeper today.

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