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.

Explore Bay Ecology at Creekside Park (Larkspur)

Sat May 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Creekside Park (Marin)

Can you list the major functions of wetlands or name one animal that relies on our hard work? How many different species of San Francisco Bay mammals do you know? What’s the difference between a native plant and an invasive weed? If you know the answer to any of these questions, please come out and share your knowledge. If not, we invite you to come out and learn!  Volunteers will help us remove invasive species while our project leaders teach the importance of wetland restoration.

World Environment Day at MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

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

At Save The Bay, we are all about celebrating the environment! Wetland plants filter harmful pollutants from our water and provide habitat for wildlife. In honor of World Environment Day, we are sowing the seeds for a cleaner, healthier environment for all. Volunteers will sow native seeds, but may also help out with nursery maintenance and transplanting in preparation for planting season.

National Invasive Species Awareness Week (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Jun 6, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

As human populations become more interconnected and globalized, they spread non-native species to new locations where they may thrive and take over, threatening the native flora and fauna that supports a healthy ecosystem. Invasive species often have severe ecological impacts and are a major threat in the San Francisco Bay. According the Nature Conservancy, San Francisco Bay is the most invaded aquatic region in the world! Counteract this staggering fact by helping us to restore native wetland habitat as we remove invasive species at Eden Landing.

So Long Spring at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Jun 10, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

The rains have gone and the sun has blessed us with its gentle rays. Summer is on its way so don’t forget to bring the sunscreen when you volunteer with Save The Bay. Volunteers will enjoy an afternoon by the Bay while sowing the seeds for the next generation of native plants, as well as cultivating and transplanting seedlings already established within the nursery.

Wetland Restoration In Honor of Ralph Nobles at Bair Island (Redwood City)

Sat Jun 13, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Bair Island (Redwood City)

Join us for a special restoration event honoring the life of Ralph Nobles, a Founding Member of Save The Bay and nuclear physicist of the Manhattan project who passed away in February 2015. As a resident of Redwood City for nearly half a century, Mr. Nobles led efforts to save the wetlands of San Francisco Bay from development. In 1981, he successfully led the fight to prevent Mobil Oil’s proposed development of Bair Island.

Salt Marsh Summertime at the MLK Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Jun 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Save The Bay worked for decades to secure public control of the shoreline around San Francisco Bay. Now you can play a part in the in the history of the Bay and contribute to salt marsh restoration. The delicate plants and animals that call this beautiful place home need your help. The waterfowl, shorebirds, and fish will be singing your praises as you help remove invasive plants and make room for native species that provide much needed food and habitat.

Get Outside for Sunglasses Day at Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Jun 27, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Help us celebrate Sunglasses Day this Saturday at the Palo Alto Baylands. With summer in full swing it’s time to show off your favorite pair of shades at this reclaimed salt pond. Complete your summer look with a trowel and a watering cup and help us sow native seed. Whether you end up getting your hands dirty by pulling invasive weeds or watering, you will look fabulous as you do your part to help the Bay stay healthy and beautiful. We hope to celebrate this day with you as it’s sure to be a great opportunity to do something good and look good doing it.