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.
Keep it Green, Clean and Serene at the Martin Luther King Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)
Please join us in keeping our Bay green, clean and serene for native plants, animals, and humans! This Wednesday, help tend the native plant seedlings in our nursery. After these plants are installed in our restoration sites, they will create a better habitat for native birds and mammals to forage for their offspring, a clean safe haven for fish to spawn, as well as a beautiful place for humans to enjoy. Come enjoy the green serene scenery while restoring your local wetland habitat.
Celebrate National Bike Month at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)
Get out of the car, strap on your bike helmet and take a beautiful ride to the Palo Alto Baylands this Wednesday. Riding your bike provides exercise and fresh air while reducing stress and your carbon footprint—what a great deal! Improve your environment even further by helping us weed invasive plant species to ensure the health of native plant seedlings during the transition into summer.
Two Green Thumbs Up at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)
This event is now full. If you would like to register for the waitlist, please fill out the form below. You will be contacted in regards to your registration status two weeks prior to the event.
National River Cleanup Day (Mountain View)
Join Save The Bay this Saturday and help clean up Stevens Creek! Trash from our cities makes its way to the Bay by washing down storm drains and into our creeks, streams and waterways. In order to stop this pollution from reaching the Bay, we will clean up a one mile stretch on the banks of Stevens Creek north of the Bayshore Freeway (101). This is one of nearly 50 cleanup sites in the South Bay - come be a part of National River Cleanup Day and dedicate your Saturday to making the Bay a healthier place for people and wildlife alike!
Honoring National River Clean Up Day at Palo Alto Baylands
Trash from local neighborhood streets--such as plastic bags, styrofoam food containers, plastic straws and utensils, and cigarette butts--washes into storm drains and flows through creeks, where it discharges into the Bay. This plastic waste is not only an eye sore, it kills many animals who mistake trash for food. The worst part about plastic pollution is it never decomposes. In honor of National River Cleanup Day, help Save The Bay remove this toxic litter from our creeks and rivers before it has a chance to reach our Bay.
Tend to Native Seedlings at MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)
Spring has sprung and it’s time to tend to native seedlings! Native wetland plants are not only beautiful, they help the environment by filtering harmful pollutants from our water while also providing habitat for wildlife. Please come out and help transplant native seedlings that will be planted in our restoration sites during winter!
World Oceans Day at the Palo Alto Baylands
In honor of World Oceans Day, we will be pulling invasive plant species from our local Baylands. By removing invasive species, we will allow native species that were planted to thrive and restore the natural wetland habitat. Healthy, natural wetlands will in turn improve water quality and reduce the amount of harmful pollutants entering our Bay and eventually the Pacific Ocean. Come out and volunteer with us to restore native wetland habitat that will improve the health of San Francisco Bay!
Remove Invasive, Weedy Species
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!
Spring into Summer at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)
Summer is finally here and there’s no better way to spend the day than volunteering under the bright golden sun! We will be removing invasive species and watering our young, native plants to help them thrive and provide habitat and resources for native animal species such as the salt marsh harvest mouse. We look forward to seeing you by the shoreline!