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.

Physical Wellness Awareness Month at the Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

Sat Apr 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

April is National Physical Wellness Awareness Month. Come get your body in motion and restore local wetlands that contribute to the health of the Bay! This Saturday, we will remove invasive species from the Faber Tract to maintain a thriving, native wetland habitat. We hope to see you by the shoreline, where you can positively affect the physical wellness of both you and San Francisco Bay.

Seasonal Transitions at Save The Bay’s Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Apr 8, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Spring marks a period of transition in restoration efforts for Save The Bay. With winter planting season coming to a close, we look forward to your support in raising 45,000 new plants from seeds. Join us this Wednesday to kick off the first season of the restoration cycle at the native plant nursery.

Getting to the Root of the Problem: Weeding at Bair Island (Redwood City)

Sat Apr 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Bair Island (Redwood City)

Save The Bay needs your help to protect and restore Bair Island so that all residents, including our feathered and furry friends, may enjoy this natural resource. Please venture out to Bair Island with us this Saturday for watering, mulching and weeding to keep our native plants healthy.

Celebrate Earth Day at Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Apr 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

In honor of Earth Day, join us to protect, restore, and celebrate the wetlands of San Francisco Bay! Wetlands provide many benefits for our planet, including water filtration, wildlife habitat, and protection from rising sea levels. Grab your rain gear or that perfect sun hat and help restore our local wetlands for the good of the planet!

Be a Part of History at Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Sat May 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Volunteer to be a part of the largest wetland restoration project on the West Coast, the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project! This Saturday, we need your support to help a managed pond thrive where a wetland ecosystem was disastrously lost. We will remove invasive, weedy species from our restoration site to ensure the health of native seedlings as summer begins. Native plants provide necessary habitat for bird species like the threatened Western Snowy Plover. The future of this bird depends on our actions now in sites like Ravenswood Pond.

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

Wed May 13, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Rejuvenate your schedule with a mid-week getaway to the Bay!Volunteers willhelp us cultivate the next generation of native seedlings at Save The Bay’s native plant nursery. Take a break from the usual daily grind and dig into some potting soil. Once you’ve experienced the Eco-therapy that the Baylands provides, the stress of your daily routine will fall away.

24th Annual National River Cleanup Day at Watson Park (San Jose)

Sat May 16, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, 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!

National Gardening Exercise Day at Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Jun 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Breathe some fresh air, learn about native plants, and get your body in motion at Eden Landing! Helping us weed and care for our rooted friends is a great way to celebrate this unique holiday. Eden Landing is a prime example of the amazing restoration work that volunteers can accomplish. This Saturday, help Save the Bay continue its work at Eden Landing by volunteering to weed, water, and further ensure a healthy future for this reclaimed salt pond.

So Long Spring at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Jun 10, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, 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.

Wetland Restoration In Honor of Ralph Nobles at Bair Island (Redwood City)

Sat Jun 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Bair Island (Redwood City)

Join us for a special restoration event honoring the life of Ralph Nobles, a Founding Member of Save The Bay and nuclear physicist of the Manhattan project who passed away in February 2015. As a resident of Redwood City for nearly half a century, Mr. Nobles led efforts to save the wetlands of San Francisco Bay from development. In 1981, he successfully led the fight to prevent Mobil Oil’s proposed development of Bair Island.