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.
Welcome Birds at MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)
The San Francisco Bay is an important stop along the Pacific Flyway, a major bird migration route, as it is a great place for birds to rest and refuel. Come out to the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery and see some of these majestic birds on their journey. By helping Save the Bay raise native plants, you will contribute to restoring habitat for these birds as well as many other species that call the Bay home.
Labor Day Weekend at Palo Alto Baylands
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.
Celebrate California’s Birthday at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)
On September 9, 1850 California became part of the United States of America. Come on down to the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery to celebrate the Golden State’s 165th birthday. By volunteering at the nursery, you will aid in restoring the natural wetland habitat of San Francisco Bay, California’s most recognized and valuable geographic feature.
See Change at Eden Landing
At Eden Ecological Reserve, Save the Bay is working as a part of the South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project to turn salt ponds back into the natural marshland they once were. From 1868-1982, the Oliver Salt Company operated on this site and drastically changed the tidal marsh in order to produce commercial salt. These ponds were recently reconnected to the Bay and are in desperate need of your help to restore the native plant community.
Coastal Cleanup Day (Oakland)
Trash entering our waterways and flowing into the ocean is a serious threat to the health of people, wildlife, and our local economy. Be a part of something big: Join Save The Bay and participate in this exciting, international day of cleaning up the coast!
Coastal Cleanup Day (San Jose)
Trash entering our waterways and flowing into the ocean is a serious threat to the health of people, wildlife, and our local economy. Be a part of something big: Join Save The Bay and participate in this exciting, international day of cleaning up our waterways by coming to Coyote Creek at Watson Park in San Jose.
National Estuaries Week at Creekside Park (Marin)
An estuary is an area where salty ocean water and fresh stream water mix creating a unique and important habitat for many species. As you restore the beautiful shoreline, you will learn about the global importance of estuaries, and what we can do to preserve them. Come out to Creekside Park and celebrate National Estuaries Week by helping Save the Bay restore the important wetland habitat found in our beautiful estuary, the San Francisco Bay.
Welcome Fall at the Faber Tract (East Palo Alot)
Kick off the fall season at the Faber Tract. During these months, Save The Bay prepares our restoration sites for planting by removing invasive species from the shoreline. Come out and enjoy the changing seasons while helping to create a healthier Bay for people and wildlife alike.
Do Something Nice for the Bay at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)
October 5th marks "Do Something Nice Day", but it's not too late to continue the spirit of generosity. Join Save The Bay at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery and help ready our seedlings for the winter planting season. Once planted, these seedlings will contribute to Save The Bay's wetland restoration, which in turn will provide habitat for wildlife, protect our communities from flooding, and improve water quality for all inhabitants.
Hug A Native Marsh Plant at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery
Our California native plants need all the love they can get! Help provide homes for endangered species and support wetland restoration at our native plant nursery. Get outside, bring family and friends, and enjoy an afternoon by the Bay while caring for native seedlings. Come winter, these seedlings will be planted in our sites to restore lost habitat for animals like the Ridgway's rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse.