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.

Parents Weekend Weeding at the MLK, Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

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

Sunday, July 27 is Parents Day. On Saturday, Save The Bay invites you and your children to share the experience of giving back to the community by lending us a hand down by the Bay. A morning out in the wetlands, clearing up trash and pulling weeds, will introduce your kids to the importance of a clean Bay, and they will come away with a greater appreciation for this amazing estuary.

Midsummer’s Day Weeding at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward)

Sat Aug 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

It’s Invasive Species Action Week with the California Fish and Wildlife Service, and Puck would be proud of all the habitat restoration we are completing in the wetlands! With brightly colored birds and magnificent mammals, our marshes are a magical place just awaiting your merriment. Please join us for a morning weeding session as we prepare the site to receive its next batch of native plants come winter.

Welcoming Porpoises at the MLK, Jr. Shoreline Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Aug 6, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Have you heard that porpoises have returned to the Bay after 65 years of absence? A clean San Francisco Bay is important for making these mammals feel at home once again in our Bay, and healthy wetlands are essential for keeping the Bay clean. Help clear our wetlands of trash and invasive plants to make sure the porpoises know we’re happy to have them back.

You, Jack Johnson, and the Bay

Sat Aug 16, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Acclaimed singer-songwriter Jack Johnson is in town for an August 26th concert at Berkeley’s Greek Theatre, and he is putting the power of his Johnson Ohana Charitable Foundation to work for our beloved San Francisco Bay.

A Marsh for Mice at the MLK Jr. Shoreline Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Sep 3, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

The salt marsh harvest mouse is one of the species that depends on a healthy marsh. With so much of its habitat lost, this mouse has become endangered. This workday, we’ll focus on pulling the non-native plants that crowd out the native plants growing along the marsh where this amazingly salt-tolerant mammal takes refuge during high tides.

California Coastal Cleanup Day at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Sep 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Be a part of something big: Join Save The Bay and participate in this exciting, state-wide day of cleaning up the coast! Started in 1985, this event has prompted Californians to remove a total of more than 12 million pounds of trash from our state's shorelines, according to the National Park Service.