Volunteer

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.

See Restoration in Action at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Mar 7, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Have you ever wondered what successful habitat restoration looks like? At Eden Landing, you will be able to see the effects of restoration in action. Volunteers like you first started planting at this site in 2012, and the native plants are flourishing! Join us this Saturday as an integral part of our habitat restoration efforts and learn how your service benefits people and wildlife alike.

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.

Celebrate National Wildlife Week at the MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Mar 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

There’s no better way to celebrate National Wildlife Week than to volunteer with Save The Bay this weekend.  From Ridgeway’s rail to the salt marsh harvest mouse, our local wetlands are teeming with adorable yet threatened wildlife species. Many animals are dependent on native wetland plants for food and shelter. Join us this Saturday and directly contribute to the protection and provision for the wildlife that depend on a healthy San Francisco Bay.

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.

Wetland Appreciation at Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Sat Mar 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Did you know that wetlands are just as biologically productive as rainforests and coral reefs? Even though wetlands make up only 5% of the land surface in the contiguous United States, they provide habitat to an estimated 31% of plant species. Help us give these plants a boost and show your appreciation for wetlands by volunteering a small part of your Saturday at Ravenswood Pond!

Celebrate April Fool’s at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Apr 1, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Did you know that the largest population of the endangered Ridgway’s Rail lives in Oakland? This is no April Fool’s prank! At our native plant nursery on the MLK Jr. Shoreline, you will help us prepare to raise 45,000 native seedlings that will provide critical habitat to the Ridgway’s rail. Join us this Wednesday and contribute to the conservation of this endangered species.

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 Creekside Park (Marin)

Sat Apr 11, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Creekside Park (Marin)

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

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.