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.

Wetland Wednesday at the MLK Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Dec 3, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

In lieu of Black Friday or even Cyber Monday get outside and make Wetland Wednesday a tradition! We can’t guarantee savings of 50% or more but you can save the Bay! Learn about native plants and work together to pull out invasive weeds. Help endangered wildlife by removing dangerous trash that threatens their habitat. Your contribution will make the Bay a healthier place to live, work, and play.

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Dec 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

‘Tis the season to give back to your local community. Join us at our native plant nursery for a little holiday greenery. You can help us reach our goal of 30,000 native plants along the shoreline this winter and help restore the Bay for people and wildlife.

Celebrate Bay Area Birds at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Jan 7, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Bird Day than by working to restore essential bird habitat of San Francisco Bay. Come join us in our native plant nursery and tend to native seedlings that will provide shelter, food, and nesting materials for birds such as the great egret and the endangered Ridgeway’s rail.

Celebrate Quality of Life Month at the MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Jan 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Come celebrate Quality of Life month by restoring the tidal marsh wetlands at the MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline! Bay Area wetlands are essential to maintaining the quality of life for people and animals alike. In addition to providing habitat and resources for wildlife, healthy wetlands also provide valuable services for humans, such as flood protection and water filtration. By volunteering with us and planting native species, you will be helping to ensure the health and function of San Francisco Bay wetlands. 

Restore Tidal Marsh Wetland at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Jan 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Wetland restoration is no easy feat, and we could certainly use your help to get our native California seedlings in the ground on Saturday morning. We have thousands of seedlings to plant, but many hands make light work, so bring your friend along for some Saturday morning restoration! We’ll see you there by the shoreline.

Honor the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr. at the MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Mon Jan 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day by volunteering to give back to your community with Save The Bay. We will restore wetland habitat that is essential to all Bay Area residents alike. Healthy tidal wetlands improve water quality and protect our cities from flooding, a very important feature during storm surges and King Tide events of winter. Join us in honoring the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and learn about how wetlands provide protection for us all.

World Wetlands Day 2015 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Feb 4, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

What better way to celebrate World Wetlands Day than by joining Save The Bay at our native plant nursery! Wetland plants provide many important functions for people and wildlife, one of them being water filtration.  At the nursery, you will help our wetland seedlings flourish and prepare them to be planted at our restoration sites. Celebrate World Wetlands Day by contributing to the quality of our water and the overall health of San Francisco Bay.

Ridgway’s Rail Day at MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Feb 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Did you know that the endangered Ridgway’s rail, previously known as the California clapper rail, calls the Martin Luther King Jr Shoreline home? The largest population of Ridgway’s rails lives right here in Oakland. Join us this Saturday site to install native plants that will provide food and protection for this endangered species.

Work Day Wednesday at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Mar 4, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Join us at Save The Bay’s native plant nursery for Work Day Wednesday fun! We will be working at the nursery to ensure that our native plants are healthy and ready to be planted in one of our restoration sites. Tasks include culling, weeding, and general nursery maintenance.

See Restoration in Action at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Mar 7, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Have you ever wondered what successful habitat restoration looks like? At Eden Landing, you will be able to see the effects of restoration in action. Volunteers like you first started planting at this site in 2012, and the native plants are flourishing! Join us this Saturday as an integral part of our habitat restoration efforts and learn how your service benefits people and wildlife alike.