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.
Remove Invasive, Weedy Species at the Horizontal Levee Project
Come be a part of a unique restoration project at the Oro Loma Sanitary District! The Horizontal Levee Project is combining wastewater treatment, creating habitat, and preparing for climate change in an innovative and collaborative pilot project on the Bay’s edge. Save The Bay staff and dedicated volunteers installed 70,000 native seedlings in this constructed wetland over winter, but we need your help to pull the invasive, weedy species that are popping up at this site. Join us this Saturday for a fun day weeding invasives by the Bay!
Bayside Beautification at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward)
Sticky monkey flower is in bloom, and makes our weeding sites along the bay beautiful. Learn about this and other native plants as we work together to pull out invasive plants. Help endangered animals by removing dangerous trash that threatens their habitat. Your contribution will make the Bay a healthier place to live, work, and play.
Tend to Native Seedlings at MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)
What better way to kick off the month of August than volunteering with Save the Bay at the Martin Luther King Jr. Native Plant Nursery! Native wetland plants are not only beautiful, they help the environment by filtering harmful pollutants from our water while also providing habitat for wildlife. Come out and restore this important habitat by transplanting native seedlings that will be planted in our restoration sites come winter!
Treat Yourself to an Afternoon of Transplanting at the Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)
Join us this Wednesday at the Palo Alto Baylands for an afternoon of transplanting by the Bay. Find out more about your local, native plants such as sticky monkey flower, marsh coyote brush and mugwort, and how they provide habitat and resources for wildlife of the Bay Area. We hope to see you there!
Summertime Service at the MLK Shoreline (Oakland)
The San Francisco Bay is our region’s most beautiful and treasured resource, providing us with breathtaking views, recreation areas, and habitat for wildlife. We need your help to remove invasive weedy species from the shoreline and keep our environment beautiful, clean and healthy for people and wildlife alike. Spend the last days of your summer giving back to the Bay this Saturday!
Get Healthy and Happy at the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline Nursery (Oakland)
Did you know that enjoying the outdoors and working with plants is a form of therapy? Come get your hands dirty and help care for seedlings at our Native Plant Nursery in Oakland. With your help, we will raise 35,000 California native plants that will imrpove the health of the Bay once they're planted in our restoration sites this Winter. Join us for your weekly dose of ecotherapy, play a vital part in wetland restoration, and leave feeling relaxed and rewarded for a job well done!
Transplant Yourself into Fall at Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)
Now that the heat of summer is behind us, come spend the afternoon in our native plant nursery and tend to the thousands of native seedlings that have recently sprouted! These seedlings will grow big and strong during fall, and will then be planted in our restoration sites over winter and provide critical habitat for wildlife. Help Save The Bay transition from summer to fall and join us for an afternoon of transplanting by the Bay!
Coastal Cleanup Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)
Come participate in Coastal Cleanup Day with Save the Bay! Wetlands are our region’s superheroes. They improve our Bay’s water quality, provide areas for recreation and wildlife habitat, and protect our communities from flooding. Unfortunately, wetland buffers between land and sea also capture pollution that travels from our cities down storm drains and out into the Bay. Come show your appreciation for these shoreline superheroes by helping us to pick up trash and contribute to a cleaner, healthier Bay!
Celebrate National Estuaries Week at Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)
What is an estuary and why is it important? Join us this weekend in observance of National Estuaries Week and find out! Save The Bay’s field specialists will share their knowledge about how estuaries are vital habitat and nursery grounds for fish, birds and mammals all over the world. Additionally, they’ll teach you about the many ways that humans depend on this type of ecosystem, and what we can do to protect the beautiful estuary right in our own backyard. Think globally and act locally by joining us for a wetland restoration program this Saturday!