Follow Jeremiah and his friends as they explore the beauty of the San Francisco Bay and its wild inhabitants, and learn what they can do to help clean up the bay and stop threats from marine trash.
I collaborated with the Golden Gate Audubon Society and the Alameda County Clean Water Program to create Doing Our Part — to clean up San Francisco Bay to inspire and educate young people to take an active role in cleaning and preventing a major environmental problem and threat to birds and animals: marine trash.
Every day, plastics and contaminants roll through our streets, through storm drains and creeks, into the bay, and out into the ocean. The impact on wildlife — from shorebirds to osprey to pelagic bird, from seals and sea lions to whales — is devastating.
I was especially honored to work with a great team of young people to make the film. Leading our cast is the East Bay’s inimitable Jeremiah Mellor. His commitment to the community and his love of wild places and creatures is an inspiration. As is his ability to communicate on camera. Two other East Bay youth leaders, Julian Perez and Brooklyn Copeland, also contributed significant time and energy to help craft the video’s message.
A very big shout out goes to my Co-producer/Director Anthony DeCicco (now the program coordinator for Berkeley’s Shorebird Nature Center.) His knowledge and perspective were critical in shaping the film and its message — and I can’t imagine having more fun working with someone! Dozens of people contributed their time, photos, video and critical to the making of this small piece. It’s truly a community effort. Thanks to everyone who contributed to Doing Our Part — and those of you watching the video for the first time, watch the credits carefully and thank them as well!