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.

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, 12:00 pm - 3:00 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, 12:00 pm - 3:00 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.

Native November at the Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

Sat Nov 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

November is Native American Heritage Month! Honor America’s native people and help Save The Bay by volunteering in our native plant nursery. Learn about local, native plants like gumplant, jaumea, and salt grass as you help us plant these native species in the wetlands. Other activities may include collecting seeds, making plant cuttings, and other nursery duties.

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

Wed Nov 12, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

A nice way to honor a veteran is to plant new native seedlings along the shoreline at San Francisquito Creek. Plants are symbols of hope and peace, and volunteers will learn about native plants as they work with Save The Bay restoration experts along the shoreline.

Give Thanks for the Bay at Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Sat Nov 22, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time show what you are grateful for.  Show your appreciation for all the amazing views, wildlife, and great times the Bay provides, by joining us to plant a fresh batch of native seedling along the bay shoreline. Volunteers will help us work towards re-establishing 100,000 acres of tidal marsh by helping with mulching, watering, and shoreline cleanup.

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?