Bay Crossings Article

Baykeeper Crossword Challenge

Sejal Choksi
From the March 2009 edition of Bay Crossings

The San Francisco Bay defines much of the lifestyle of the Bay Area. The Bay is an avenue for worldwide commerce and local transportation, an arena for outdoor sports and recreation and a breathtaking local attraction that draws residents and visitors alike. In our daily routines, it is easy to overlook the amazing complexity and diversity of life that thrives below the surface of the Bay and just beyond our view.

At San Francisco Baykeeper, we believe that stewardship of the Bay begins with an appreciation of the mysteries it holds. With its intricate chemical balance and powerful hydrological patterns, the physical features of the Bay are just as complex as the biological communities it supports. And at the same time, industry, agriculture and urban pressures pose continuous threats to the physical and biological wellbeing of San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper works to protect the Bay from these threats and to restore the Bay to a vibrant estuary that supports millions of fish, birds and marine mammals, as well as the human communities of the Bay Area. Even if we cannot see all that lies beneath the surface, it is crucial to protect the Bay and its unique features from further degradation.

How much do you already know about San Francisco Bay? Reveal the mysteries of the Bay and test your knowledge with the Baykeeper Crossword Challenge. If you’re one of the first five people to send us a completed crossword by March 31, we’ll send you a Baykeeper t-shirt. Submit your completed crossword to: Baykeeper Crossword Challenge, 785 Market Street, Suite 850, San Francisco, CA 94103. Need a hint or two?  Email with your questions.

Click here to download a pdf of the crossword.

Special thanks to Rosalind Becker, Baykeeper Program Fellow, for her contributions to the crossword.