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.

Summer in the Native Plant Nursery by the Bay (Oakland)

Wed Jul 6, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Summer is officially here and so are our new baby seedlings! We’ll provide the gear and guidance, and you’ll provide the hands needed to care for our seedlings in the Native Plant Nursery. Fresh air and fantastic vistas await you. Grab your sunscreen and summer spirit and come help Save The Bay!

A Snip in Time Saves Nine (Palo Alto)

Sat Jul 9, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Invasive plants are non-native plants with the ability to quickly and destructively take over an area and crowd out native plants. For example, a single iceplant, in addition to dispersing its seeds, can also spread 5 feet every year, stifling other vegetation. Your help removing these fast-growing invaders now will save us a lot of work in the future.

Weeding Wednesday at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Jul 13, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Get some exercise and fresh air, all while helping Save the Bay improve habitat for wetland species like the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and the California clapper rail. You’ll learn to identify native and invasive plants growing in the marsh, and feel satisfied making visible progress in restoring the wetland.

Picking On Pests at the MLK, Jr. Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Jul 16, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Did you know that even the prettiest of flowers could belong to an invasive species? Do you know the best way to remove radish or fennel? Find out! Our habitat restoration educators are weed experts and after a day with Save The Bay, you will be too.

Remove Invasive, Weedy Species at the Horizontal Levee Project

Sat Jul 23, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016

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)

Sat Jul 30, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

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)

Wed Aug 3, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
MLK Shoreline (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)

Wed Aug 10, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
Palo Alto Baylands (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)

Sat Aug 20, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
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!