Oops! You must enter a search term greater than 3 characters.

Invite reviews

Invite friends and colleagues to share their experiences with this nonprofit
21 Reviews
1234.571435
Write A Review
May 13, 2013

more

May 13, 2013

I've volunteered with Save the Bay three times, and they are a great organization. Their staff is engaged and passionate and I love knowing exactly how my volunteer time is saving the Bay.

More feedback...

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

April 28, 2010

more

April 28, 2010

I spent an afternoon cleaning canoes that Save the Bay uses to take school children out in the bay to learn about ecosystems. I was impressed by the program they offer and their staff is friendly and hard working.

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

learning about how they teach children about the bay's ecosystem

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 13, 2010

more

April 13, 2010

I am both a regular volunteer and donor for Save the Bay. As a volunteer for at least the last 3 years I help out at the Palo Alto Baylands native plant nursery with anything that needs to be done: seed collection, plant propagation, weeding, planting on the levees, repair and upgrade projects for the nursery, etc. All of my volunteer experiences have been very enjoyable and I always sign up ahead of time for as many Wednesday afternoon workdays as possible. Everyone on the staff who I have met has always been friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, and it has been great working with all of them. Besides some good physical workouts, fresh air and sunshine on the planting days, it has given me an opportunity to test out some of my own new open space restoration tool designs such as a specialized hole digger for planting the young plants from the nursery along the levees. And it's a great opportunity to learn to identify some of the native (and non-native) plants from first hand exposure. That too has helped to encourage me to develop an on-line plant name learning game for the benefit of those like myself who find it rather challenging to remember names. As a donor I have made strong contributions for the last 10 years. I'm happy that I have been able to support such a worthy organization and can readily see with great confidence that the money has been well spent. Save the Bay has also been a driving force for cleaning up trash from the Bay Area waterways and reducing waste from sources like plastic bags. I have participated in numerous on-line campaigns such as writing a letter to city council members asking them to support an ordinance to require a fee on plastic and paper bags. I have also helped out photographing parts of the Guadalupe River and Coyote Creek and contributing my photos for the trash hot spots identification section of the Save the Bay website. Newsletters, email and the web site have been invaluable sources of information on other issues and ill-conceived development plans that would cause irreparable harm to the Bay and surrounding wetlands, such as the San Francisco airport runway expansion attempt a few years ago and the recent Redwood City massive development proposal. Save the Bay is an essential watchdog over those who work ever so diligently to damage and degrade our environment for nothing more than their own personal profit and selfish retrograde agendas. As an avid natural wonders, plant and wildlife enthusiast I'm thrilled to support and be a part of the fantastic work that Save the Bay does. Open space restoration has become the focus of my life and I know of no better reward than to see the improvements that Save the Bay brings to the quality of life for the plants and animals that depend entirely on a healthy environment for their very existence. I will continue to work with and support Save the Bay for as long as I am able to do so.

Photos

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Hands-on experience, getting down in the mud, mingling with the reptiles, and enjoying the great outdoors with other like-minded people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The best...friendly, fun, knowledgeable, helpful

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 12, 2010

more

April 12, 2010

I volunteered for the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline volunteer day in Oakland and planted a number of native species. The staff of Save the Bay was informative and helpful and I learned a lot about local habitats. My toddler thought it was very fun and it helped me feel very connected to the community at large. I met many similar-minded people and I loved how organized the program was and how simple Save the Bay made it to volunteer.

More feedback...

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

knowledgeable and organized and really care about their local environment.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 10, 2010

more

April 10, 2010

I work with extraordinarily committed staff on various projects at Save the Bay and everyone seems to be very passionate about their work. Overall I would say that I have been continually impressed how Save the Bay conducts efforts to improve and preserve the local environment in a comprehensive way by encouraging community involvement with education, hands on work efforts, and political action.

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the high-energy and collaborative spirit of the team.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

VERY smart and most often really easy to work with - a rare combination. Committed to the spirit of the organization.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand efforts to inform the general public about the importance of environmental stewardship.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 8, 2010

more

April 8, 2010

Thank you Save The Bay for all you do to protect our beautiful treasure. No organization is trying harder to preserve and protect.

More feedback...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make an incredible difference by protecting, preserving, and educating the public about the San Francisco Bay.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 8, 2010

more

April 8, 2010

Save the Bay lost all respect when I see how they bend the truth to get what they want. Of course everyone wants to "Save the Bay" but during the course of the last year and half I have been contacted by STB to try and get me to support them and not telling the full truth of the matter.

Photos

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

goals to help the environment are good.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More feedback...

Ways to make it better...

don't bend the truth be open and honest about your agenda a lot of behind closed door meetings are wrong.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The leaders of this group make too much money.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 7, 2010

more

April 7, 2010

More than any other organization, Save the Bay has been protecting the beautiful San Francisco Bay for decades. As a bay area native, I am eternally grateful for their ceaseless efforts.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Spreading the word to people who had no idea about the threats to tidal wetlands.

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They're fighting to protect my neighborhood and shoreline.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Passionate

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Really clean up and restore the San Francisco Bay and surrounding shoreline.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

June 12, 2009

more

June 12, 2009

An incredible environmental non-profit that after over 45 years manages to stay extremely relevant and hip (loved the bay vs. bag campaign). Great education programs such as the canoes and sloughs and an uncanny ability to get volunteers out for “clean up” events. They are also very active politically, taking a strong stance against the Cargill development in Redwood City and working with local municipalities to reduce the amount of trash that enters the bay through storm water runoff. Save The Bay’s forward looking approach and early adoption of new media such as Facebook has proven to me that this non-profit will be still be going strong in another 45 years and inspiring the next generation of environmental advocates.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the health of the Bay.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

try and fill David's shoes.

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the very energetic people.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

incredible!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

protect and clean a lot of shoreline

Ways to make it better...

more people got involved

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

apathy.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 9, 2009

more

June 9, 2009

Save The Bay has been a pleasure to work with over the past four years volunteering at service projects. They have a very professional team who put a lot of energy into each project, ensuring volunteers are well prepared and oriented before each project, and providing excellent guidance during the project. I really appreciate the introduction they present at the begining of each project, wtih an overview on the history of the organization and how the San Francisco Bay has evolved over the past 100 years. Volunteers always have a great time, and the staff are fun to work with. I have volunteered with my company (REI - Berkeley), and Save The Bay has even set up special projects just for our staff. The best one was a collaboration of many outdoor retailers and vendors who had staff come and volunteer together on the same day.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my everyday experiences. The San Francisco Bay would be completely different (i.e. filled in!) if it weren't for this organization. I live very close to the Bay, so all their work directly influences our interactions with the coastline.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More feedback...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working alongside great volunteers and experienced staff. It is fun meeting new people, enjoying the outdoors, and getting dirty planting natives!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fun, and very interested in environmental conservation, as well as enjoying the outdoors in general.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

do amazing things! What would we do if we didn't have the San Francisco Bay?

Ways to make it better...

I could do it more often!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

creating public awareness in the community revolving around what they do and why it is important.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I am thankful for what this organization is doing.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Write A Review

Filter by reviewer role:

Support This Nonprofit

Help this nonprofit get more reviews

5 tips for getting reviews

5 tips for getting reviews...

  1. Sending an email to clients, volunteers, donors, board members, and other partners with a link to your profile page.
  2. Putting a link on your Web site
  3. Including a link in your email newsletter
  4. Putting a link in the signature of your email
    Putting a link on your facebook page and status updates
  5. Tweeting out a link to your twitter followers

3 hours of volunteer time for this nonprofit will...

You can have fun outdoors, learn about the Bay and help us protect it. Volunteer