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.

Give Thanks for the Bay at Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Sat Nov 22, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s time show what you are grateful for.  Show your appreciation for all the amazing views, wildlife, and great times the Bay provides, by joining us to plant a fresh batch of native seedling along the bay shoreline. Volunteers will help us work towards re-establishing 100,000 acres of tidal marsh by helping with mulching, watering, and shoreline cleanup.

Wetland Wednesday at the MLK Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Dec 3, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

In lieu of Black Friday or even Cyber Monday get outside and make Wetland Wednesday a tradition! We can’t guarantee savings of 50% or more but you can save the Bay! Learn about native plants and work together to pull out invasive weeds. Help endangered wildlife by removing dangerous trash that threatens their habitat. Your contribution will make the Bay a healthier place to live, work, and play.

Planting Party at Bair Island (Redwood City)

Sat Dec 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Bair Island (Redwood City)

Come plant with us this weekend! Native plants are essential to the health of the Bay, and the best time to plant them is after the first rain when the soil is loose. They’ve been waiting in our nursery and now they’re ready to brave the shoreline. You’ll be part of the largest wetland restoration project on the West Coast.

Bayside Beautification at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Dec 10, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2014, Free

Rains have helped loosen up the soil and get it ready for native seedlings. Join the largest restoration project on the West Coast this weekend by helping us plant native seedling at our shoreline restoration site. Volunteers will have a hand in re-establishing wetlands the Bay needs to be healthy.

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Dec 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

‘Tis the season to give back to your local community. Join us at our native plant nursery for a little holiday greenery. You can help us reach our goal of 30,000 native plants along the shoreline this winter and help restore the Bay for people and wildlife.

Get in the Holiday Spirit at Creekside Park (Marin)

Sat Dec 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Creekside Park (Marin)

‘Tis the season to give back to your local community. Join us at our native plant nursery for a little holiday greenery. You can help us reach our goal of 30,000 native plants along the shoreline this winter and help restore the Bay for people and wildlife.

Solstice at the Shoreline at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Dec 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Save The Bay’s annual solstice planting extravaganza is your last chance to plant in 2014! Get your hands dirty for the Bay and help us meet our goal of planting 30,000 native seedlings along the shoreline this winter. Planting during the rainy season increases their chance of survival, we’re up to the challenge, are you?

Celebrate Bay Area Birds at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Jan 7, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

We can’t think of a better way to celebrate National Bird Day than by working to restore essential bird habitat of San Francisco Bay. Come join us in our native plant nursery and tend to native seedlings that will provide shelter, food, and nesting materials for birds such as the great egret and the endangered Ridgeway’s rail.

Celebrate Quality of Life Month at the MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Jan 10, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Come celebrate Quality of Life month by restoring the tidal marsh wetlands at the MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline! Bay Area wetlands are essential to maintaining the quality of life for people and animals alike. In addition to providing habitat and resources for wildlife, healthy wetlands also provide valuable services for humans, such as flood protection and water filtration. By volunteering with us and planting native species, you will be helping to ensure the health and function of San Francisco Bay wetlands. 

Show Off Your Green Thumb at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Jan 14, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Spend the afternoon channeling your inner gardener and tend to native seedlings in our native plant nursery. These plants will be used to restore degraded wetlands and provide habitat for endangered species such as the Ridgeway’s rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse. Come help the native seedlings grow strong and get them ready for planting!