Events

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 19: San Jose City Council meeting on green infrastructure

The San Jose City Council will be discussing plans for implementing new pollution controls and green infrastructure measures to reduce the city’s runoff pollution to San Francisco Bay. Baykeeper is urging the City Council to invest in making San Jose and San Francisco Bay cleaner and healthier.

In 2016, Baykeeper reached a landmark settlement that required the city of San Jose to clean up toxic runoff to the Bay. San Jose is now required to invest in renovating its runoff treatment, including making a substantial investment in green infrastructure. Green infrastructure uses soil, vegetation, and other natural elements to protect the environment.

Please join us to demonstrate support for infrastructure that makes San Jose and San Francisco Bay healthier. Email info@baykeeper.org if you’re able to attend, and we’ll provide details and talking points.

 

Sunday, July 15: The 2018 Bay Parade

On July 15, 2018, swimmers, kayakers, SUPers, and boaters will come together on the water to celebrate a Bay that's safe and healthy for recreation and wildlife. The grand Bay Parade finale will be broadcast live from McCovey Cove on the San Francisco Giants Jumbotron. Festivities will continue on-shore at the Bay Parade after party.

Registration will open in 2018 at baykeeper.org/bayparade. Stay tuned for more details!

Looking for a unique sponsorship or employee engagement opportunity for your company? Contact eliet@baykeeper.org for more information.

Recent Events

Thursday, December 7: Sports Basement special for Baykeeper supporters

Support a healthy San Francisco Bay and get 20% off at Sports Basement on December 7!

It's the annual Baykeeper Basementeer shopping day at all Sports Basement locations in the Bay Area. You get 20% off outdoor gear and sporting goods, and 10% of your purchase goes to Baykeeper's work to keep San Francisco Bay healthy and thriving.

If you're not already a Basementeer, sign up today and select San Francisco Baykeeper as your nonprofit beneficiary. If you can't make it to the store on December 7, you'll still get a 10% discount year-round. Sign up at any store or online.

 

Saturday, November 18: San Francisco India Basin Holy Hikes Clean-up Mass

Time: 9:45 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: India Basin Shoreline Park, San Francisco
Facebook event page

Holy Hikes and San Francisco Baykeeper host a “Bay Clean-up Mass” at India Basin Shoreline Park. All are welcome to join this unique opportunity to clean the Bay and celebrate a spirituality that recognizes interdependency with the land and waters.

 

Wednesday, November 15: Outdoor SF to benefit Baykeeper

Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Folsom Street Foundry, San Francisco

Outdoor SF is a fun celebration of San Francisco’s outdoor start-up companies and the importance of giving back to the environment we all love to enjoy. This year, Outdoor SF will benefit Baykeeper’s work to keep San Francisco Bay thriving! Plus, champion long-distance swimmer Kim Chambers will be there to talk about her love for swimming in San Francisco Bay.

Baykeeper will be there, along with Sunski, Oru Kayak, Rumpl, Peak Design, Topo Design, Huckberry, Kuju Coffee, Mohinders, and Clif Bar.

Enjoy live music and tasty local food. And you’ll get to meet lots of other members of the outdoor community who believe in giving back to nature.

Visit the Outdoor SF website for more details.

 

Saturday, November 11: Oakland Shoreline and Paddle Cleanup

Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location: Jack London Aquatic Center
Facebook event page

 

​​"Bay Day" Aquatic Park shoreline cleanup with Baykeeper and the Dolphin Swimming & Boating Club -- Sunday, October 8, 2017

Join us for our 2nd annual Bay Day shoreline cleanup in partnership with the San Francisco Dolphin Swimming & Boating Club.

Pitch in to remove trash and debris at San Francisco's Aquatic Park from 5:00 to 7:00pm (after Fleet Week festivities are over).

Click here for details and to RSVP on Facebook.

 

Pickleweed Park shoreline cleanup with Baykeeper and Holy Hikes-- Saturday, September 30, 2017 

On September 30, we’ll be cohosting a shoreline cleanup with Holy Hikes, a liturgical hiking group, at Pickleweed Park in San Rafael.  We’ll also be joined by some members of the Marin Audubon Society who own the nearby Tiscornia Marsh, home to several endangered species. 

All are welcome to join this event to support a healthy Bay.

Visit the Holy Hikes website for more details.

 

"Battle of the Bay" watersport festival -- Saturday, September 23, 2017

The 7th annual Battle of the Bay watersport festival is coming to the beaches of Presidio National Park in San Francisco on Saturday, September 23. The Baykeeper boat will provide on-the-water safety support. Stop at the Baykeeper table to enter a raffle for a free rental from California Canoe & Kayak!

The festival is open to all skill levels and ages. It will feature stand-up paddleboarding, canoe, surfski, and prone paddling. Some of the world’s top SUP competitors will race around Alcatraz Island and the Golden Gate Bridge.

For more information, please visit the Battle of the Bay website.

 

San Francisco Swim with Swim Across America -- Sunday, September 17, 2017 

Swim Across America presents its 12th Annual San Francisco Bay Area Swim to benefit cancer research and patient recovery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals.

The Baykeeper boat will be providing safety support for swimmers at the event. We’re proud to support these Bay swimmers in their efforts for Swim Across America!

The Swim Across America event is seeking volunteer paddlers to assist with swimmer support. You can help make the event fun and safe for all.

For details, please refer to Swim Across America’s Bay Area swim web page.

 

Join us for Coastal Cleanup Day -- Saturday, September 16, 2017

Baykeeper hosts our annual beach cleanup to target the serious marine debris problem that disproportionately affects San Francisco's eastern shoreline. California Coastal Cleanup Day is the state's largest single effort to remove the debris that has accumulated on beaches and inland shorelines over the past year, bringing tens of thousands of volunteers out annually to protect the marine wildlife and habitat that can be badly damaged by marine debris. All ages welcome at this family-friendly event.

Saturday, September 16, 2017 -- 9am to Noon
India Basin Shoreline Park, San Francisco

Learn more about Coastal Cleanup Day.

 

Come to Farley's East for a Baykeeper Benefit -- Thursday, September 14

Baykeeper is the nonprofit of the month for September at Farley’s East in Oakland! Come to Farley’s café for a happy hour benefiting our work to keep the Bay free from pollution. Twenty percent of all proceeds of food and drinks sold at Farley’s between the hours of 5-9pm on Thursday, September 14, will go directly to Baykeeper.

What: Good food, beer, and wine benefiting Baykeeper

When: Thursday, September 14, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Where: Farley’s East, 33 Grand Ave, Oakland (map)

 

Tour the Bay on FDR’s yacht with Baykeeper and Atlas Obscura -- Saturday, September 9, 2017

Join Baykeeper and Atlas Obscura for a unique cruise of San Francisco Bay aboard Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s presidential yacht, the USS Potomac, on Saturday, September 9.

The event will feature a series of insider perspectives, including:

  • Champion marathon swimmer Kim Chambers on open water swimming in the Bay;
  • Senior Golden Gate Bridge engineer Noel Stampfli on the history and structure of the bridge;
  • San Francisco Bar Pilot, Kenneth Carlson on the 2007 Cosco Busan oil spill and navigating the Bay; and
  • Wastewater expert Ben Horenstein, on the status of sewage pollution in the Bay.

Join Baykeeper and Atlas Obscura for this exclusive insight into San Francisco Bay!

Tickets are $70 per person. Proceeds support Baykeeper’s work keeping the Bay clean, healthy, and safe.

Learn more about the USS Potomac Baykeeper cruise.

 

Bay Parade -- Sunday, July 9, 2017

Hundreds of swimmers, kayakers, stand up paddleboarders, and boaters came together for a fun and active day on the water celebrating a clean and healthy San Francisco Bay.

Learn more about the Bay Parade.

 

Ongoing Events

Sports Basement: Get 10% off and support Baykeeper at the same time

Sign up for Sports Basement’s Basementeers program and you’ll receive a 10% discount on each item plus a donation to Baykeeper. Sports Basement is a Bay Area-based outdoor store with seven locations. Their warehouse-style stores have gear and clothing for running, biking, hiking, camping, winter sports, and more. Sports Basement also has an extensive rental department that includes bikes, tents, and wetsuits. Plus, the stores accept used batteries and some used sports gear for recycling.

Sign up as a Basementeer in person at any Sports Basement store. Tell the cashier that you were sent by San Francisco Baykeeper, and they’ll waive the $25 sign-up fee. Or sign up for free online. Look for us in Sports Basement’s alphabetical list of charities as “San Francisco Baykeeper.”

Learn more about the Sports Basementeer program and sign up.

 

JINS Eyewear Donates to Baykeeper With Eyeglass Case Purchase

JINS Eyewear’s first US store opened in April at 151 Powell St., San Francisco. At the JINS store, customers can browse, purchase, and receive prescription eyewear with custom fitting all in the same visit.

Also on sale are custom-made San Francisco Baykeeper eyeglass cases for $5.  All proceeds from the sale of the cases goes to Baykeeper!

Learn more about JINS Eyewear and their Cases for Causes donations to Baykeeper.