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.

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.

Unwind in the Wetlands at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Apr 18, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Did you know spending time outdoors has been linked to reducing the effects of stress? Unwind this weekend and come help Save The Bay restore natural space at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline Park. We will remove harmful, invasive species and care for recently planted native seedlings. We hope you will join us!

Celebrate Earth Day at Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Apr 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

In honor of Earth Day, join us to protect, restore, and celebrate the wetlands of San Francisco Bay! Wetlands provide many benefits for our planet, including water filtration, wildlife habitat, and protection from rising sea levels. Grab your rain gear or that perfect sun hat and help restore our local wetlands for the good of the planet!

Garden for Wildlife Month at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union)

Sat May 2, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

May is Garden for Wildlife Month, an activity we thoroughly enjoy at Save The Bay!  Please join us this weekend to help pull invasive weeds and create space for our native seedlings to flourish at Eden Landing. With your support, we can improve habitat for wildlife to forage for their offspring, for fish to spawn, and a beautiful place for humans to enjoy the Bay’s natural resources.

National Bike Month at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed May 6, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

What better way to celebrate National Bike Month than to ride your bike along the Bay? Take this opportunity to explore the shoreline and meet us at our native plant nursery. This Wednesday, we will begin the transition from planting season to propagation season in our nursery. Help Save The Bay raise 45,000 native seedlings such as gumplant and sticky monkey flower. Come winter, these native plants will grace the shoreline and add to the scenic bike routes that surround the Bay. We hope to see you there!