Baykeeper's E-Newsletter for September 22, 2010

Volunteer with Baykeeper for Coastal Cleanup Day On Saturday

2009 Coastal Cleanup Day volunteersThis Saturday, 9 am to noon
India Basin Shoreline Park
Hunters Point Blvd at Hawes Street
San Francisco, CA 94124
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Join San Francisco Baykeeper for the 26th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day! We will be hosting a shoreline cleanup at India Basin Shoreline Park for the third year in a row to address the serious marine debris problem that disproportionately impacts San Francisco's eastern shoreline. During our 2009 cleanup, volunteers collected more than 1,000 pounds of trash from this park! We need your help, so please come out and join us for this family-friendly event.

Send an email to to sign up. Find more details here.

TransBay Relay Benefit Swim Is A Great Success for the Bay!

Swimmers_arriveCongratulations to the fantastic swimmers who swam the TransBay Relay on Sunday! Twenty-two participants, on relay teams or solo, launched from the Golden Gate, headed east toward Alcatraz and never looked back (except to enjoy the view). These hearty swimmers braved nine miles of chilly Bay waters to raise nearly $10,000 for Baykeeper's work to protect the Bay from pollution. Thank you to the swimmers, pilots and supporters who helped make this a great success for the health of San Francisco Bay.

Make a gift in support of the TransBay Relay swimmers!

Pictured: the SF Tri Team is welcomed to Emeryville Marina after completing their relay swim across the Bay. Check out more TransBay Relay photos on San Francisco Baykeeper's Flickr page.

Volunteers Needed for Outreach to East Bay Stores

No grease down the drainSan Francisco Baykeeper is seeking volunteers to reach out to local East Bay retailers to invite them to participate in our annual campaign to educate customers about keeping leftover fats, oils and grease out of sink drains. Every winter, the holiday cooking season results in clogged sewer pipes that can cause sewage spills to the Bay. Baykeeper partners with East Bay Municipal Utility District to ask local stores to display information about the proper disposal and recycling of leftover cooking oil.

If you can donate an hour or two of your time to make phone calls or follow-up visits, please contact Tracy Corbin, Membership Coordinator, at 415-856-0444 x112 or at

Drink Wine to Support Clean Water at Wine & Spirits' Top 100

top_100 Wednesday, October 13, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
San Francisco Design Center

101 Henry Adams Street, San Francisco 94103
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Support San Francisco Baykeeper by attending the Wine & Spirits Magazine Top 100 Tasting! Meet winemakers from the top 100 wineries of the year, taste acclaimed vintages and enjoy cuisine from new and notable Bay Area restaurants. A portion of all ticket sales goes directly to Baykeeper's work to protect San Francisco Bay.

General admission is $105 or $125 for early VIP entry and an extra donation to Baykeeper. Click here to purchase tickets to the Top 100 event from Wine & Spirits Magazine.

Save the Date for Bay for the Gulf, A Local Fundraiser to Support Gulf Coast Waterkeepers

BayfortheGulfSunday, October 24, 3:30 to 6:30 pm
Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel
2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park 94025
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San Francisco Baykeeper is proud to sponsor Bay for the Gulf, a food and wine event to raise funds for Save Our Gulf and the efforts of the Gulf Coast Waterkeepers as they continue to respond to the impacts of the BP oil disaster. Please plan to join us for an afternoon of tastings from premiere local chefs and wineries. Tickets $150 each. Stay tuned for more information.

Baykeeper's 2010 Fall Newsletter Now Available Online

SFBK_fall-10_newsletterBy now many of you have seen San Francisco Baykeeper's latest print newsletter in your mailbox. Didn't get your copy? Check out the online version and read in-depth coverage of our latest victory to clean up sewage spills in the Bay. We also wrote about the ongoing impacts of the BP oil spill in the Gulf and the implications of BP's mismanagement of the crisis. Ever wondered why rainwater is a source of pollution to the Bay? Check out our full-page diagram that explains how storm water becomes a pathway for Bay pollutants like trash, heavy metals and pesticides.

Send an email to if you would like to receive a hard copy of the newsletter by mail, or click here to view it online.

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