East Bay

You can have fun outdoors, learn about the Bay and help us protect it by joining one of our on-the-Bay programs. Sign up below to volunteer to restore natural wetland habitats by hand at several sites around San Francisco Bay.

Please let us know if you are interested in scheduling a special volunteer program for your corporate or community group.

Spring Out at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Apr 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Put the spring back in your step by volunteering with Save The Bay at the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline. We’ll be removing invasive species from the shoreline to free up space for our freshly planted natives. This park includes some of the last remaining wetland habitat in the East Bay, so Spring Out and do your part to protect and restore this marsh habitat.

Garden for Wildlife Month at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat May 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

May is Garden for Wildlife Month, an activity we love at Save The Bay. Endangered species such as the California clapper rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse use tidal marsh plants as refuge from predators. After planting native marsh plants all winter, spring is the time to water and remove invasive weeds to help them thrive. With your help, we can garden for wildlife and provide habitat to San Francisco Bay species!

National Wildflower Week at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed May 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

As we transition from planting to propagation, there is plenty of work to do in our nursery. Come enjoy an afternoon by the Bay as we participate in National Wildflower Week by sowing the seeds of marsh flowers and providing general plant care for the seedlings in our native plant nursery.

International Migratory Bird Day at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat May 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

San Francisco Bay is a popular stop along the Pacific Flyway for migrating birds. Come out with Save the Bay to celebrate and restore the wetland marshes that millions of birds use during their travels. We will work to provide more suitable habitat by watering native plants, removing invasive species, and picking up trash. We hope you’ll join us on International Migratory Bird Day!

Belated Endangered Species Day at the MLK Jr. Shoreline

Sat May 24, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

While Endangered Species Day falls on May 16th this year, we’re hoping you’ll help us recognize our local endangered species this Saturday at the MLK Shoreline.  By volunteering with Save The Bay, you’ll be helping us improve habitat for two endangered species: the California clapper rail, and the salt marsh harvest mouse. Of course, there are countless other species that also depend on a healthy Bay. Help keep them off the endangered species list by working with us to restore habitat along the Oakland shoreline.

World Environment Day at MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Jun 4, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

At Save The Bay, we are all about celebrating the environment! Wetland plants filter harmful pollutants from our water and provide habitat for wildlife. In honor of World Environment Day, we are sowing the seeds for a cleaner, healthier environment for all. Volunteers will sow these native seeds, but may also help out with nursery maintenance and transplanting in preparation for planting season.

Beautify the Bay for World Oceans Day at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Jun 7, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

One of the many benefits of restoring wetlands is cleaner, healthier oceans for us to enjoy and for animals like Pacific salmon and sea lions to thrive. Come out and enjoy the warm weather and gorgeous views while you help remove trash and weeds that pollute the water and harm wildlife. It’s the ocean’s special day, so let’s make sure it gets the clean water and bountiful fauna it deserves!

Celebrate the 2014 Bay-A-Thon at the MLK Jr. Shoreline

Sat Jun 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Live Locally, Give Locally. It is Bay-A-Thon time, our special summertime campaign in which all donations are doubled dollar-for-dollar. You can donate now at www.savesfbay.org/bayathon, and then join your neighbors and friends in volunteering to restore our beloved Bay. The first 50 volunteers will receive a special Save The Bay reusable tote bag! Come out and enjoy the warm weather and gorgeous Bay views while you help remove trash and weeds that pollute the water and harm wildlife.

Explore Estuary Ecology at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Jun 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Can you list the major functions of wetlands? How many endangered species live in the San Francisco Bay Area? Did you know that the Bay is actually an estuary? If you know the answer to any of these questions, please come out and share your knowledge. If not, we invite you to come learn about this special place where we all live! Volunteers will help remove invasive weeds and water native plants while our project leaders teach about the importance of the San Francisco estuary and the restoration work we do.