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.
Give a Mouse a House at Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)
Many uniquely adapted animals rely on the tidal marshes that surround the Bay. One of these animals is the endangered Salt Marsh Harvest Mouse, a tiny mouse that can swim short distances and even ingest salt water. Join us at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery and help foster some of the mice’s favorite native plants. These plants will provide protection and food for this small Bay native. Instead of giving a mouse a cookie, you can give a mouse a house!
Embrace Your Geekness Day at Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)
Celebrate your love of learning and enjoy Embrace your Geekness Day with Save The Bay! Learn about native and non-native plant species as you get some fresh air and help pull invasive weeds to restore the wetlands at Ravenswood Pond. If habitat restoration alone isn’t enough to entice you to join, you can also exercise your inner bird nerd as this is a perfect birding spot. See you there!
Bay-A-Thon at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)
Celebrate the 2015 Bay-A-Thon with us this Saturday at Palo Alto Baylands. Volunteers will receive a special Save The Bay reusable tote bag! Come out and enjoy the warm weather and gorgeous Bay views while working with our restoration team to remove invasive weeds that threaten our shoreline, wetlands, and wildlife. Secure your volunteer spot right now and ensure you’ll be sporting your Save The Bay tote bag with Bay-A-Thon pride.
Celebrate Water Quality Month at Bair Island (Redwood City)
Come join us at Inner Bair Island to celebrate Water Quality Month! Wetlands surrounding the Bay provide many important functions for the ocean and wildlife, such as filtering run off to improve water quality and providing nursery habitat for small fry and shorebirds. Get your hands dirty and help our wetland flourish by removing non-native species like invasive mustard and radish!
Beat the Heat at Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)
During the hot, long days of summer, plants relish in the sunshine and grow more quickly. Unfortunately, invasive weedy species love the summer, too! Removing invasive plants frees up space and nutrients for natives like gumplant and sticky monkey flower, and we need your help to clear them out of our nursery. Additionally, we will care for our native seedlings so they can grow strong until the winter planting season. Beat the heat in our native plant nursery and help propagate next year’s crop of 45,000 native seedlings!
Celebrate Honeybee Day at Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)
This one is for you, beekeepers and bug-lovers. Urban honeybees rely on open, pesticide-free areas where they can pollinate native flowers and collect pollen to bring back to the hive. California Bee Plant, a native species that we plant, is one of their favorites! Saturday is National Honeybee Day, so join us at this 1,940 acre marshland to help support honeybees and the native marsh flowers they help to pollinate.
Get Outside at Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)
August is National Picnic Month, so pack up your lunch and bring it to Ravenswood Pond! We’ll fight off invasive plants and provide general site maintenance to help the installed native plants thrive. This restoration site is also a public open space preserve and great for birding, so stick around when the work is done and get your picnic on. We hope to see you there!
Labor Day Weekend at Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)
Take advantage of the hot weather and the long weekend in order to spend some time outdoors! The Baylands Nature Preserve is the largest undisturbed marshland in the Bay, and it takes a lot of help to keep it in a healthy, natural, native state. Get one last dose of sunshine before Fall begins and enjoy the views of the Bay while you lend a hand in restoring this important tidal marsh ecosystem.