Save the Bay is the oldest and largest organization working to protect and restore San Francisco Bay.
In 2017, Bently Foundation awarded a $100,000 project grant and an additional $75,000 matching incentive grant to Save the Bay in order to help fund a large tidal wetland restoration project. Save the Bay is expanding and improving the Bair Island wetlands near Palo Alto by installing a transition zone between established wetlands and upland areas. Transition zones provide habitat for animals during high tide events and allow wetlands to survive and expand as oceans rise due to climate change. This pilot project was the first to test the use of rhizomes, proving they provide stronger and more cost-effective bionetworks than those achieved by conventional planting techniques.
Photos courtesy of Save the Bay