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.

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.

Transplant Yourself to the MLK Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Oct 1, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2014, Free

Help Save The Bay restore this urban shoreline, which includes some of the last remaining wetland habitat in the East Bay and is home to many endangered species. Volunteers will plant native seedlings in the marsh, as well as perform other activities like shoreline clean-ups, watering, and work in our on-site native plant nursery.

Indigenous Peoples Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Oct 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

As an alternative to Columbus Day let’s celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day! Honor the Bay Area’s rich history and the Ohlone people, who inhabited and tended this land before Columbus, as we work to restore our area’s native wetlands.

Get Out the Vote for your Favorite Native Plant! at the MLK Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Nov 5, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

It is election season!  Save The Bay invites you to come out to the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline to settle the heated debate between sticky monkey flower and the incumbent, California poppy!  As the votes are tallied, it’s a close race with many long-shot entries, such as the California bee plant looking for your support.  Volunteers are needed to help us plant the latest batch of native species.

Give Thanks for the Bay at Eden Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Nov 22, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time show what you are grateful for.  Show your appreciation for all the amazing views, wildlife, and great times the Bay provides, by joining us to plant a fresh batch of native seedling along the bay shoreline. Volunteers will help us work towards re-establishing 100,000 acres of tidal marsh by helping with mulching, watering, and shoreline cleanup.

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.