SailGP has once again teamed up with environmental organization Save the Bay to give back to the local community of San Francisco with its local impact project in the city.
As part of its visit to the city for the Mubadala SailGP Season 3 Grand Final, SailGP has donated to the organization’s work to restore and enhance 2.2 acres of transition zone habitat at two crucial sites. These are situated in the urban interface of San Francisco’s shoreline - the Eden Landing Ecological Preserve in Hayward and Baylands Nature Preserve in Palo Alto.
The project will see the propagation and planting of 825 native plants, as well as the removal of 300 pounds of trash from the bay’s shores and clearance of 5,610 pounds of invasive weeds.
It comes after the league teamed up with the organization for the first time in Season 2 as part of its visit to San Francisco.
The effort saw 12 volunteers head out to Menlo Park to help restore an area of tidal marsh at Ravenswood R4 levee as part of a larger project named the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project.
Speaking about SailGP’s second collaboration with Save the Bay, Sustainability and Impact Project manager Rosie Gosling said: “Over the course of Season 3, we have delivered 13 projects which leave a positive impact at the venues where we race.
“The projects align with our strategy and focus on clean energy or climate positive initiatives. We are delighted to be partnering with Save the Bay again in San Francisco, as we support their work with a project to regenerate San Francisco Bay's shorelines.”