Baykeeper's E-Newsletter for September 16, 2009

Take Action for the Bay This Weekend and Beyond

Baykeeper's fall calendar is packed full of exciting ways to help us protect San Francisco Bay:

Celebrate the Relay for the Bay This Sunday

Seven swimmers relay from Sacramento to SF starting Friday, Sept 18
Homecoming party this Sunday, Sept 20, 1 to 4 pm
Dolphin Club, 502 Jefferson Street, San Francisco
(map)

swimmer This weekend, seven members of the Dolphin Club will relay swim from Sacramento to San Francisco to raise awareness and funding for Baykeeper’s work to protect the Bay. We're welcoming them home to the sunny deck of the Dolphin Club with a beer and BBQ after party, and you're invited to join us! Tickets are $20, available for purchase at the door, or make a donation to Baykeeper now to secure your spot.

We'll also be raffling goodies from Patagonia, Sports Basement and Sports Club/LA. All proceeds benefit Baykeeper, so come out to celebrate the Relay for the Bay!

Volunteer for Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday

volunteersBeach Cleanup at India Basin Shoreline Park
This Saturday, Sept 19, 9 am to noon

Baykeeper is hosting a beach cleanup at India Basin Shoreline Park for the 25th Annual Coastal Cleanup Day this Saturday. Coastal Cleanup Day is a fun way to get your hands dirty in support of a clean San Francisco Bay. There are only a few spots left, so sign up today or join a nearby cleanup. Click here for more information about volunteering for Coastal Cleanup Day.

Speak Up for Clean Water in San José

libraryCommunity Conversation on Water Quality
Tuesday, Sept 22, 6 to 8 pm
Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Branch Library

Baykeeper is partnering with Greenbelt Alliance to host a Community Conversation on water issues and community planning in San José. If you live in the San José area and want to learn more about policies and planning tools that can address key environmental issues in your community, come out to join the conversation. Click here for more information, or email Baykeeper Public Affairs Associate Sara Aminzadeh at sara@baykeeper.org.

Tell the Governor the Bay is Not a Junkyard

Contact Governor Schwarzenegger! Urge him to sign AB 166 to create a statewide boat turn-in program, and reduce abandoned boats in the Bay.
Phone: (916) 445-2841, ext. 0
Email contact form: http://gov.ca.gov/interact

abandoned_boatThe California Legislature has unanimously passed AB 166, and now it's up to the Governor to sign the bill that will create a solution to abandoned boats in our waterways. The number of abandoned boats has skyrocketed during the economic downturn – we need to establish a boat turn-in program before California’s waterways become floating junkyards. Please contact the Governor by September 25 and voice your support for AB 166! Click here to read more about abandoned boats.

Drink Wine to Support Clean Water

top_100Wednesday, Oct 14, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
San Francisco Design Center

The 2009 Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Wines event benefits Baykeeper! Meet winemakers from the top 100 wineries of the year, taste the award-winning vintages and enjoy local cuisine – all in support of Baykeeper's work to protect San Francisco Bay. Tickets are $95 to $125. Click here to purchase tickets from Wine & Spirits.

Vote Baykeeper in SF Patagonia's Voice Your Choice Contest

PatagoniaHelp Baykeeper win up to $2,500 with your vote!
Sept 24 through Oct 24
Patagonia's San Francisco Store
770 N Point Street in North Beach (map)

Patagonia's San Francisco store will award up to $2,500 to the nonprofit that wins the most customer votes between September 24 and October 24 in the Voice Your Choice contest. Stop by the store to cast your vote for Baykeeper!

Baykeeper's New Fall Newsletter Just Released

newsletter_fall_09Baykeeper's new print newsletter has the full update on our latest work, including the story of our two recent settlements to reduce sewage spills from Hillsborough and Burlingame Hills after investigations revealed they were contributing to spills from the nearby city of Burlingame. It also includes a handy listing of our ten tips for protecting the Bay in your household. Click here to view our newsletter online, or email info@baykeeper.org if you would like to receive a copy by mail.

 

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