Peninsula/South 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.

Garden for Wildlife Month at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat May 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

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!

Midweek Staycation at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed May 14, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Refresh your schedule with a mid-week retreat to the Bay!Volunteers willhelp us grow the next generation of native seedlings at Save The Bay’s native plant nursery. Take a break from the grind and dig into some potting soil. Once you’re plugged into the peace of the Baylands, you will feel the workday stress just fall away.

23rd Annual National River Cleanup Day at Watson Park (San Jose)

Sat May 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Other (Bay Area)

Every day, runoff pollution from our streets and neighborhoods- including plastic bags, Styrofoam food containers, and cigarette butts, washes into storm drains and flows through creeks, where it discharges into the Bay untreated. This is the single largest source of Bay pollution. On National River Cleanup Day, join Save The Bay in removing this toxic litter from our creeks and rivers before it has a chance to reach our Bay. Come out and help create a healthier Bay for all of us!

Celebrate American Wetlands Month with Save The Bay and Acterra at the Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

Sat May 31, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

On the last day of May, come out with Save The Bay to protect, restore, and celebrate the wetlands that are central to our environment, economy, and quality of life. Wetlands offer places for endangered snowy plovers and clapper rails to build their nests, safe havens for fish to hatch their eggs, and beautiful nature for everyone to enjoy. Spend some time outdoors and feel rewarded as we work to better the environment for all Bay Area inhabitants. We will be watering native seedlings, removing invasive weeds, and cleaning up the shoreline. We hope to see you there!

Beautify the Bay for World Oceans Day at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Jun 7, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

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!

Spring Has Sprung at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Jun 11, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

The rains have gone and the sun has blessed us with its gentle rays. Summer is on its way so don’t forget to bring the sunscreen when you volunteer with Save The Bay. Volunteers will enjoy an afternoon by the Bay while sowing the seeds for the next generation of native plants, as well as cultivating and transplanting seedlings already established within the nursery.