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.
Native November at the MLK Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)
November is Native American Heritage Month! Honor America’s native people and help Save The Bay by volunteering in our native plant nursery. Did you know that local, native plants like yarrow, figwort and the California poppy were used in Native American medicine? Join us this Wednesday to learn more about the native plants we grow and how they play a role in wetland restoration.
Get Out the Vote for Your Favorite Native Plant! at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)
It is election season! Save The Bay invites you to come out to the Palo Alto Baylands to settle the heated debate between sticky monkey flower and the incumbent, California poppy! As the votes are tallied, it’s a close race with many long-shot entries, such as the California bee plant, looking for your support. Volunteers are needed to help us maintain the latest batch of native species.
Veteran’s Day at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)
Honor our veterans by helping restore your local environment! Volunteers will learn about native plant species as they work with Save The Bay restoration experts in the nursery. Plants are the traditional symbols of hope and peace, what better way to celebrate than by helping cultivate native plant species!
Give Thanks for the Bay at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time to give back to the Bay! Show your appreciation for all the amazing views, wildlife, and great times the Bay provides, by joining us to plant and maintain a fresh batch of native seedlings along the Bay shoreline.
Celebrate Sylvia McLaughlin, Esther Gulick, and Kay Kerr at Bair Island (Redwood City)
Help Save The Bay continue the work of our three inspirational founders, Sylvia McLaughlin, Esther Gulick and Kay Kerr. They started the fight against shoreline development – the most significant threat to the marshes of Bair Island. The fight to protect Bair Island was won, the land was regraded and tidal action restored, and now we are ready to install native marsh plants at the site! Learn more about the history of Save The Bay and how planting seedlings is vital to restoring this unique area.
Bayside Beautification at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)
Volunteer with Save The Bay and lend a hand in re-establishing the wetlands that the Bay needs to be healthy. Join us at the nursery to help our seedlings grow big and strong, ensuring that they are ready to be planted in our restoration sites. While you’re at it you’ll learn about plants with interesting names like sticky monkey flower and fleshy jaumea!
Get In the Holiday Spirit at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)
‘Tis the season to give back to your local community! Join us at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery for a little holiday greenery. You can help us reach our goal of raising and planting 30,000 native plants along the shoreline this winter. The benefits of this restoration will be received by people and wildlife alike!
Break for the Bay at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season and volunteer with Save the Bay! Help us reach our goal of planting 30,000 native plants along the shoreline this winter. These plants will help to improve water quality and restore habitat for native wildlife.