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.

Solstice at the Shoreline at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Dec 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Save The Bay’s annual solstice planting extravaganza is your last chance to plant in 2014! Get your hands dirty for the Bay and help us meet our goal of planting 30,000 native seedlings along the shoreline this winter. Planting during the rainy season increases their chance of survival, we’re up to the challenge, are you?

Show Off Your Green Thumb at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Jan 14, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Spend the afternoon channeling your inner gardener and tend to native seedlings in our native plant nursery. These plants will be used to restore degraded wetlands and provide habitat for endangered species such as the Ridgeway’s rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse. Come help the native seedlings grow strong and get them ready for planting!

Welcome Migratory Birds at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Jan 31, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

San Francisco Bay is a popular stop for migratory birds as they travel south towards warmer winter weather. Instead of rolling out a red carpet to welcome our avian guests, let’s plant a green carpet full of their favorite native California plants and welcome them to our beautiful Bay! The millions of birds that use these wetlands as a stop along the Pacific Flyway will thank you.

Winter in the Wetlands at Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Sat Feb 7, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Winter is the best time for planting native seedlings, and wetland restoration is an exciting outdoor activity that will have you feeling warm inside and out despite the cool weather. By helping Save The Bay restore our wetlands, you will learn more about this incredible ecosystem, participate in community stewardship, and feel rewarded from Saturday morning well spent.

Valentine’s Day at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Feb 11, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, join us this Wednesday to show your love for the Bay! While you can’t buy the Bay a box of chocolates, helping Save The Bay restore its wetlands is the next best thing. We need your help in our native plant nursery to ensure that the native seedlings are healthy and ready to be planted in our wetland restoration sites.

Celebrate National Therapeutic Recreation Month at Creekside Park (Marin)

Sat Feb 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Creekside Park (Marin)

It’s no secret – exercising your green thumb is therapeutic and soothing to the soul. On Saturday, join us for some planting therapy as we install native Californian seedlings in our wetland restoration site. Feel the warm sun on your back, listen as  migratory birds serenade you, and picture the beautiful scenery … We can’t think of a better way to spend a rewarding Saturday morning.

Celebrate National Therapeutic Recreation Month at Bair Island (Redwood City)

Sat Feb 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Bair Island (Redwood City)

It’s no secret – exercising your green thumb is therapeutic and soothing to the soul. On Saturday, join us for some planting therapy as we install native Californian seedlings in our wetland restoration site. Feel the warm sun on your back, listen as  migratory birds serenade you, and picture the beautiful scenery … We can’t think of a better way to spend a rewarding Saturday morning. 

Invasive Species Awareness Week at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Feb 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Invasive species pose a critical threat to wetlands as they crowd out native species and alter the natural ecosystem. Help us celebrate Invasive Species Awareness Week and restore native plant populations by volunteering at the Palo Alto Baylands!

Celebrate Johnny Appleseed Day at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Mar 11, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Help us make Johnny proud at our Palo Alto native plant nursery! We will embody the spirit of Mr. Appleseed by tending to our native plants and preparing our nursery for the upcoming plant propagation season. Join us this Wednesday to help us grow 45,000 plants for our wetland restoration efforts.

Kick off Spring at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Mar 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Let’s bid those cold winter days farewell and welcome spring at the beautiful Palo Alto Baylands. Come celebrate warmer weather and longer days with Save The Bay as we plant our little seedlings at our restoration site! They have been waiting at the nursery all winter long and are ready to stretch their roots.