Registration is now open for the 6th annual Bay Parade!
Baykeeper's on-the-water celebration is coming to San Francisco Bay on August 11. Join as a kayaker, SUPer, boater, or open water swimmer in the Golden Rivet Swim. All proceeds help defend the Bay against the biggest threats.
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 multiple 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 or sign up online. Look for us in Sports Basement’s alphabetical list of charities as “San Francisco Baykeeper.”
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!
Earth Day Cleanup - Saturday, April 20
Come celebrate Earth Day on the Oakland Estuary for an on-the-water trash cleanup! The Oakland Estuary is a special corner of San Francisco Bay that's home to countless marine animals and a thriving watersport community. Unfortunately, this stretch of water gets hit hard by urban trash pollution and illegal dumping. We'll have cleanup teams working on the water and on land to maximize the amount of garbage we collect.
Volunteers who want to get out on the water can bring their own watercraft (or rent—click link below for details) and paddle to hard-to-reach trash hotspots with members of the local water community. Volunteers can also choose to stay on dry land and join our trusty shore crew to clean up the waterfront park area by Jack London Aquatic Center.
Where: Jack London Aquatic Center, 115 Embarcadero, Oakland
When: Saturday, April 20, 9:00am-1:00pm
Earth Day Happy Hour - Thursday, April 18
Come and celebrate Earth Day at Doc's Clock bar in the Mission District and support our work protecting the Bay!
When: Thursday, April 18 from 5:00-9:00pm
Where: 2417 Mission Street (between 20th & 21st), San Francisco
Anchor Baykeeper IPA Happy Hour - Thursday, April 11
In honor of Baykeeper’s 30 years defending the Bay, Anchor Brewing created a new beer for their local collaboration series: the Baykeeper IPA. Come join us to celebrate the new brew at Livermore's First Street Alehouse!
When: Thursday, April 11 from 5:30-8:00pm
Where: 2106 First St, Livermore
2019 Paddling Film Festival - Friday, March 22
We're partnering with Oru Kayak to present this year's Paddling Film Festival, featuring 10 short films at Oru's headquarters in Emeryville. Join us for a night of community, food, and beer, and take in the world's most beautiful and inspiring paddling films alongside fellow Bay Area paddlers. Tickets are $12 online or $15 at the door.
Where: 4065 Emery Street, Emeryville
When: Friday, March 22, 7:00pm-9:30pm
The Annual Baykeeper Dinner - Sunday, March 3
Join us at the Dolphin Club in San Francisco for our annual crab feast, silent auction, Blue Rivet Award ceremony, and the latest updates from Baykeeper staff!
Birthday Bash & Anchor Brewing Baykeeper IPA Launch Party - Thursday, January 17, 2019
Celebrate three decades of defending San Francisco Bay and help launch Anchor Brewing's brand-new Baykeeper IPA! Meet the Anchor brewers, support Baykeeper advocacy, and win big in the silent auction. Enjoy music and special deals on Baykeeper IPA on tap all night.
Where: Anchor Public Taps, 495 De Haro St., San Francisco
When: Thursday, January 17, 2019, 5pm-9pm
Sunday, October 14 - Halloween Cleanup in Oakland
Do you love Halloween and protecting the Bay? Come join the water community and help us clean up the Oakland Estuary in style! Wear your costume and help collect trash along the shoreline or bring your SUP, kayak, or rowboat to collect trash at on-the-water garbage hotspots. Plus join the Great Pumpkin Hunt, Halloween Prize Giveaways, and costume fun.
When: Sunday, October 14, 10:00am-1pm
Saturday, October 6 Bay Day fun run, shoreline cleanup & pancake breakfast in Berkeley
For Bay Day, we’re holding a shoreline cleanup and fun run in South Berkeley with our friends at Sports Basement.
The event will start with an optional run from the Sports Basement store in South Berkeley to the Berkeley Marina. Our volunteers will gather at the Shorebird Park Nature Center and clear away the trash and debris polluting the Bay shoreline. After the cleanup, volunteers are invited to enjoy a pancake breakfast celebrating the Bay.
When: Saturday, October 6, 8:30am-12pm
Friday-Sunday, September 14-16: Eat Real to Support Baykeeper
The Eat Real Festival takes place Friday to Sunday along the Jack London Square waterfront in Oakland. It features artisan street food, craft beers, local wines, and mixed drinks, using regionally sourced and sustainably produced ingredients.
Your bar tips will go directly to supporting a healthy San Francisco Bay. If you're enjoying a drink, drop a donation in the Baykeeper tip jar to help protect the Bay from pollution.
For more information, visit the Eat Real website
Saturday, September 15: Coastal Cleanup Day at India Basin in San Francisco
Baykeeper hosts our annual beach cleanup to target the trash pollution that disproportionately affects San Francisco's eastern shoreline. California Coastal Cleanup Day is the state's largest single effort to remove trash that has accumulated on beaches and shorelines, bringing tens of thousands of volunteers out annually statewide to protect wildlife and habitat from trash pollution. Note: the Baykeeper cleanup is currently full.
When: Saturday, September 15, 9am-12pm
Sunday, July 15: The 2018 Bay Parade
Swimmers, kayakers, SUPers, and boaters will come together on the water to celebrate a Bay that's safe and healthy in the fifth annual Bay Parade in San Francisco. 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 closes Sunday, July 8.
Waterbar: Oyster Giveback Campaign
April through June 2018
Waterbar has chosen Baykeeper as the beneficiary of its Oyster Giveback Campaign! From April through June, Waterbar is donating 5 cents to San Francisco Baykeeper for every oyster sold.
Waterbar specializes in sustainable shellfish and seafood, and we’re happy to partner with them to support of a healthy, pollution-free San Francisco Bay.
Thursday, May 31: The Nopa Civic Table Lunch + Water Wars Discussion
Baykeeper will be the featured expert at the "California Water Wars" Civic Table discussion at Nopa in San Francisco. Wine and a four-course lunch will be served, along with lively discussion of drought, fish, the Delta Tunnels, environmental justice, and more. All proceeds benefit San Francisco Baykeeper. 11:30am-2pm, Nopa Restaurant, 560 Divisadero Street, San Francisco
Saturday, May 5 - Crissy Field East Beach Cleanup & After Party with Sports Basement includes volunteers from Baykeeper, Surfrider, Shark Stewards, and others tackling trash and cigarette butts littered along East Beach. At the Sports Basement after party, lunch will be provided for all who volunteer an hour or more, plus beer and raffle prizes.
Saturday, April 21 – Oakland Estuary Earth Day Shoreline and On-the-Water Cleanup, co-hosted by Baykeeper, the city of Oakland, and Mary Spicer Life Solutions. This kid-friendly cleanup includes removing trash from the shoreline on foot, or removing trash from the water aboard a stand up paddle board or kayak. Bring your own watercraft or resrve a discounted rental. 11am-2pm, Jack London Aquatic Center, 115 Embarcadero, Oakland
Sunday, April 22 – Taste of Science Lecture Series: Life on Earth. Baykeeper Staff Scientist Ian Wren will talk about sea level rise and San Francisco Bay at the "Taste of Science" series on Earth Day! The event will feature four speakers at More info.
Saturday, April 14 - Marine Science Institute's Earth Day on the Bay features activities for kids and adults, including boat rides, arts and crafts, live sea creatures, workshops, live music, hands-on science, plus food. Stop by Baykeeper’s table, where we’ll be hosting a kid-friendly educational activity. More info.
10:30am-4:00pm, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City
Saturday, April 14 - Berkeley Bay Festival includes hands-on educational activities, live music, food vendors, free sailboat and Dragon Boat rides, building with recycled materials, and a Bay wildlife-themed costume contest with fun prizes. At the Baykeeper table, we’ll have supplies for kids to Make a Bay Fish. More info.
11am-4:00 pm, Shorebird Park, 160 University Ave, Berkeley
Saturday, March 17: St. Patrick’s Day Cleanup at East Creek Slough
Holy Hikes and SF Baykeeper are hosting a shoreline cleanup at Oakland's East Creek Slough on St. Patrick's Day. East Creek Slough is one of Oakland's "trash hotspots," where huge amounts of litter accumulate before being washed into San Francisco Bay.
Sunday, March 4: The Baykeeper Dinner at the Dolphin Club
Baykeeper's annual dinner will take place at the Dolphin Swimming & Boating Club in San Francisco on Sunday, March 4.
February 10-11: Dungeness Crab Boil Weekend at Joinery
Joinery will be holding a Dungeness crab boil to benefit San Francisco Baykeeper on Saturday, February 10, and Sunday, February 11.
Joinery is located at 300 Turney Street in Sausalito.
Click here for more info.
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. Baykeeper Staff Scientist Ian Wren will attend.
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.
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).
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.
"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
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.
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.