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.

Celebrate Earth Day at Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Sat Apr 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Earth Day is here and we want you to join us to protect, restore, and celebrate San Francisco Bay. We will be providing much needed water to our plants, as well as removing trash and weeds from the marshes. Grab your rain gear or that perfect sun hat and help restore our estuary for the good of the planet! Viva la Terra!

Celebrate Earth Day at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Apr 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Earth Day is here and we want you to join us to protect, restore, and celebrate San Francisco Bay. We will be providing much needed water to our plants, as well as removing trash and weeds from the area. Grab your rain gear or that perfect sun hat and help restore our estuary for the good of the planet! Viva la Terra!

Earth Day with Save The Bay and BAO at the Palo Alto Baylands

Tue Apr 22, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Please join us for a wetland restoration program in celebration of Earth Day with Save The Bay and the local nonprofit Bay Area Older Adults - an organization dedicated to creating an active network of adults age 50+. The egrets and herons will provide a beautiful backdrop and chorus as we transplant native seedlings at our Native Plant Nursery. Sign up below for a weekday reprieve from the concrete jungle while you enjoy nature at the Palo Alto Baylands. All ages welcome!

Spring Out at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Apr 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Put the spring back in your step by volunteering with Save The Bay at the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline. We’ll be removing invasive species from the shoreline to free up space for our freshly planted natives. This park includes some of the last remaining wetland habitat in the East Bay, so Spring Out and do your part to protect and restore this marsh habitat.

Garden for Wildlife Month at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat May 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

May is Garden for Wildlife Month, an activity we love at Save The Bay. Endangered species such as the California clapper rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse use tidal marsh plants as refuge from predators. After planting native marsh plants all winter, spring is the time to water and remove invasive weeds to help them thrive. With your help, we can garden for wildlife and provide habitat to San Francisco Bay species!

Garden for Wildlife Month at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat May 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

May is Garden for Wildlife Month, an activity we love at Save The Bay. Endangered species such as the California clapper rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse use tidal marsh plants as refuge from predators. After planting native marsh plants all winter, spring is the time to water and remove invasive weeds to help them thrive. With your help, we can garden for wildlife and provide habitat to San Francisco Bay species!

National Wildflower Week at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed May 7, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

As we transition from planting to propagation, there is plenty of work to do in our nursery. Come enjoy an afternoon by the Bay as we participate in National Wildflower Week by sowing the seeds of marsh flowers and providing general plant care for the seedlings in our native plant nursery.

International Migratory Bird Day at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat May 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

San Francisco Bay is a popular stop along the Pacific Flyway for migrating birds. Come out with Save the Bay to celebrate and restore the wetland marshes that millions of birds use during their travels. We will work to provide more suitable habitat by watering native plants, removing invasive species, and picking up trash. We hope you’ll join us on International Migratory Bird Day!

Midweek Staycation at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed May 14, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Refresh your schedule with a mid-week retreat to the Bay!Volunteers willhelp us grow the next generation of native seedlings at Save The Bay’s native plant nursery. Take a break from the grind and dig into some potting soil. Once you’re plugged into the peace of the Baylands, you will feel the workday stress just fall away.

23rd Annual National River Cleanup Day at Watson Park (San Jose)

Sat May 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Other (Bay Area)

Every day, runoff pollution from our streets and neighborhoods- including plastic bags, Styrofoam food containers, and cigarette butts, washes into storm drains and flows through creeks, where it discharges into the Bay untreated. This is the single largest source of Bay pollution. On National River Cleanup Day, join Save The Bay in removing this toxic litter from our creeks and rivers before it has a chance to reach our Bay. Come out and help create a healthier Bay for all of us!