Save the Bay
To guard the bay against sprawl and pollution, McLaughlin co-founded Save the Bay in 1961 with two friends, Catherine Kay Kerr and Esther Gulick. Today, McLaughlin is the last survivor of the pioneering trio.
Thousands of Bay Area volunteers headed to local shorelines, beaches and inland waterways as part of the 28th annual California Coastal Cleanup on Saturday.
The equivalent of 100,000 kitchen trash bags full of garbage flows into the San Francisco Bay from storm drains every year, according to a study released Thursday.
Dozens of volunteers pitched in Saturday morning to scrub Oakland’s coastline of trash in honor of California Coastal Cleanup Day, according to event organizers.
Catherine “Kay” Kerr, co-founder of the first environmental organization dedicated solely to protecting San Francisco Bay, has died.