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.

Midsummer’s Day Weeding at the Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

Sat Aug 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

It’s Invasive Species Action Week with the California Fish and Wildlife Service, and Puck would be proud of all the habitat restoration we are completing in the wetlands! With brightly colored birds and magnificent mammals, our marshes are a magical place just awaiting your merriment. Please join us for a morning weeding session as we prepare the site to receive its next batch of native plants come winter.

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

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

Team up with Save The Bay and the California Fish and Wildlife Service for one final attack on invasive weeds during Invasive Species Action Week! Help us remove invasive plants from sites where staff and volunteers have worked hard planting native plants last winter and spring. Let’s keep these aggressive weeds from choking our native plants so they have time to establish and improve habitat for wildlife.

Weeding Wednesday at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Aug 13, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Get some exercise and fresh air, all while helping Save the Bay improve habitat for wetland species like the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and the California clapper rail. You’ll learn to identify native and invasive plants growing in the marsh, and feel satisfied making visible progress in restoring the wetland.

Earth Day, Every Day at Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Sat Aug 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Wetlands provide habitat for wildlife, but they also improve human habitat. Wetlands make both our air and water cleaner, protect us from floods, and more!  If you care about the health of the Bay and its natural areas, no need to wait for Earth Day to take action. Join us for a productive morning pulling weeds by the Bay.

Weekend Weeding at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Sep 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Get your weekend off to a good start. You’ll feel good spending the morning outside by the Bay, contributing to a great cause: clearing trash and weeds from the wetlands that provide important habitat for wildlife and also keep the Bay healthy. Sign up with a few friends!

Birthday Party in the Marsh at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Sep 10, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Celebrate California’s 164th birthday (one day late) as the 31st state by joining with others who care about the health of the state’s natural areas. Volunteer with Save The Bay to clear up trash and weeds from the wetlands along the Bay. Your time volunteering is a priceless gift!

California Coastal Cleanup Day at Coyote Creek (San Jose)

Sat Sep 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Other (Bay Area)

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.

Do Something Nice for the Bay at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Oct 4, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

“Do Something Nice Day” is October 5. This year come get a head start by helping restore the Bay! We have thousands of native seedlings in our nurseries awaiting winter planting season. With your help getting our shoreline sites ready, these native plants will provide habitat for endangered species, open space for people to enjoy, and help keep the Bay healthy and clean.

Transition to Fall at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Oct 8, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Wetlands are transitional areas between land and water that Save the Bay is devoted to protecting and restoring. Now that the heat of summer is behind us, help us as we work towards re-establishing 100,000 acres of salt marsh as we make the transition from summer to fall.

Daylight Saving the Bay at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Nov 1, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

It’s time to fall back, with daylight savings ending November 2.  Enjoy this last extra hour of daylight by spending the morning outside by the Bay, contributing to a great cause -- protecting and restoring the wetlands that provide important habitat for wildlife and also keep the Bay healthy.