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The Embarcadero at Beach St.
San Francisco
United States

About Us is Northern California's largest watershed conservation group and the voice for the water of San Francisco Bay. With a mission to protect, restore, and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed from the Sierra to the sea, our five unique divisions speak not just for the ocean, but for the delta, rivers, wetlands and all the wildlife that call this place home.

Every year we inspire and empower more than 1 million people with our living animal experiences and nature-based programs across Aquarium of the Bay, EcoCenter, Sea Lion Center, and Bay Model Alliance, encourage community action through outreach events and beach cleanups, and provide fun, environmental education opportunities to more than 20,000 children in more than 50 cities—free of charge.

For over 30 years the advocacy and policy division of, The Bay Institute, has been a regional leader in spearheading the protectionand restoration of Bay Area wetlands, fresh water flows and native endangered species such as Chinook salmon.

bay.orgis a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and we rely on donations and ticket sales to fund our crucial conservation work. By supporting and any one of its divisions, you are choosing to keep the Bay Area's marine life, river life and wildlife as healthy as possible, while inspiring the next generation to protect our precious planet—and everyone knows that a healthy environment means a healthy life and a healthy you. We are creating tides of change. Will you join us?