Bay Parade 2017

Let's Raise More Funds to Restore and Protect Our San Francisco Bay
Goal $ 1,500.00
54% towards our goal
$ 810.00 raised
Matt Brennan
$ 50.00
Good luck on the swim and thanks for your advocacy for keeping our wonderful swim spot clean!
Lew & Elaine
$ 100.00
Go Baykeeper! Go Jorgen!
Tracy And James
$ 50.00
Thanks for swimming and bringing awareness to such a wonderful cause!
Jenna & Kevin
$ 50.00
Keep S.F. Bay beautiful. Swim strong Jorgen!
Brian Boxer
$ 150.00
Jorgen, Great cause...great effort...good luck and well done!
$ 50.00
Have a Great Swim!
Greetings All, Last year's Bay Parade was so much fun and inspirational that I have decided to do it again in 2017. The swim is scheduled for July 9. Its' coming up! Same as last year I will be participating on a team of friends to swim the 6.5 miles from beneath the Golden Gate Bridge to McCovey Cove at AT&T Park. Since swimming the event last year I have become a committed Bay swimmer - getting in the water solo and with friends two to three times per week. All this time in the water has sharpened my observation of the Bay waters (salty, fresh-ish, clear, turbid, glassy, choppy, cold or REALLY COLD, etc) as well as my awareness of all the people and animals that either enjoy or rely on the San Francisco Bay. My time in the water has become a meditation and, importantly, a simple experience of being present and alive. However, on more than several occasions I had to postpone swims due to water quality concerns. I want to continue to enjoy time in, on and around the Bay. I want to encourage more people to discover and access the Bay as resource and asset in their lives. In association with the Bay Parade event I am contacting you all to request that you consider making a donation on my behalf to support Baykeeper. These funds will go to support ongoing and critical efforts to strengthen environmental protection and public outreach related to the health and function of the Bay. I appreciate your consideration. Jorgen