Environmental and Conservation Links:
San Francisco Bay Keeper
This has been San Francisco Bay's pollution watchdog since 1989 and an excellent resource
for up-to-date scoops on Bay issues, from wetland protection to runoff statistics.
Aquarium of The Bay / The Bay Institute
Aquarium of The Bay / The Bay Institute is the leader in protecting, restoring and inspiring conservation of the San Francisco Bay and its watershed -- from the Sierras to the sea.
US Environmental Protection Agency
The EPA website offers us all tools to connect and make a difference in our homes, schools, workplaces and communities. See how our personal and collective clean air choices impact the environment.
US EPA Trash-Free Waters
This expansive section of the EPA website describes the impacts of our plastic consumer trash in the world's oceans, and what we can each do, collectively and individually, to help.
Special Thanks to David who attends a middle school outside of Denver for sharing this inspirational link and making a difference, and to his teacher for encouraging and enlightening every day into our future.
The Greater Farallones Association
Established in 1995, FMSA is the nonprofit partner that supports and assists the Farallones Marine Sanctuary in outreach and stewardship. The Home Page Video not to be missed.
The Natural Resources Defense Council
The Natural Resources Defense Council works to protect wildlife and wild places, and to ensure a healthy environment for all life on earth. Find links on issues and healthy living.
Save Our Wild Salmon
Working collectively to restore populations of wild salmon and steelhead to rivers, streams and oceans of the Pacific Salmon states, SOWS lays out the challenges, and the job ahead.
Save The Bay
STB's been cleaning up and Saving the San Francisco Bay since 1961 through wetlands restoration, and action with results. Click here to learn, explore, connect and see the upcoming events.
Government and Fisheries Management Links:
HACCP: State of The Art on Food Safety
Preventive control systems with documentation and verification are the most effective approach available for producing safe food. Health Inspections are Vital to Public Health.
(Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point)
Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance
Started in 1991 by the local fishing fleet, this is the leading community fisheries organization in New England, breaking ground on stewardship & catch share issues. This site has links to their beautiful videos of fishing.
Golden Gate Salmon Association
GGSA is made up of fishermen and environmentalists working together on behalf of the Central Valley salmon for its long-term sustainability. Salmon recovery is their passion.
Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen
PCFFA, the largest, most politically active trade association of commercial fishermen on the west coast, assures the rights of fishermen for the survival of fishing as a livelihood.
National Geographic Society
Fostering Education for Us All, this site offers teaching resources such as activities and lessons, as well as the stunning maps, photos, libraries and archives of extensive research. This link will take you to exploration of Fisheries, then you can take it from there. Caveat: adjust your posture and give yourself plenty of time with this site.
The Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture is the A-Z site for learning about what sustainable food is, from the farms to farmers’ markets to the kitchen. The San Francisco Ferry Plaza and Jack London Square Farmers’ Markets are operated by CUESA.
Videos of Note That We Highly Recommend:
Would You Eat Dogfish? Dog fishing on Cape Cod
Scroll down the page of this interesting article for a video that takes us out into the waters off of Chatham, Cape Cod, Massachusetts with Captain Tuttle of the Cape Cod Fishermen's Alliance as he demonstrates longline fishing for Spiny Dogfish, or Cape Shark, from this Marine Stewardship Council-certified fishery.
Can this project clean up millions of tons of plastic?
PBS News Hour explores the brilliance and challenges of a potential method for removing some of the millions of tons of plastic garbage presently floating in our oceans and damaging vast ecosystems and wildlife. Can this be a component in eventually stabilizing the Great Pacific Garbage Patch? Watch this 8 minute segment.
Salmon: Running the Gauntlet - a full 50 minute program
This fine film produced by PBS investigates the collapsing Pacific salmon populations and how biologists and engineers have become instruments in experiments to replicate stages of the fish's life cycle. Various efforts of legislators, biologists, engineers, conservationists, fishermen, consumers and citizens can and will restore salmon numbers.
Red Gold - A 4 minute trailer of the film
This is a link to a trailer for the film Red Gold, about the salmon fishery of Bristol Bay, Alaska where there are plans to develop the world's largest open pit mine, ongoing in 2018. The trailer alone is stunning and edifying, and we don't think you'll be sorry you watched.
A Forest Tale
Fly through a California coast kelp forest in this informative, mesmerizing video by diver Mike Boom of Laughing Eel Productions that illustrates the challenges and resilience of our familiar local ecosystem.
Saving The Bay - Five 5-minute episode encapsulation trailers
Saving the Bay is the Award-Winning Documentary exploring the history of the waters of San Francisco Bay and the larger northern California watershed. It becomes the story of how the Bay was saved by a citizen movement spearheaded by three women of the East Bay Hills. We ordinary citizens can have an impact. If you missed this series on PBS, here is a taste of the four-part series, and access to purchase or schedule a view of the films.