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.

Stick to your New Year’s Resolution at Creekside Park (Marin)

Sat Jan 24, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Creekside Park (Marin)

Whether you vowed to volunteer, exercise, or manage stress, we’ve got you covered with this restoration event at beautiful Creekside Park. Come spend Saturday morning enjoying fresh air and putting those hands to work. You will feel rewarded knowing that you are restoring vital habitat for the endangered Ridgeway’s rail.

Welcome Migratory Birds at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Jan 31, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

San Francisco Bay is a popular stop for migratory birds as they travel south towards warmer winter weather. Instead of rolling out a red carpet to welcome our avian guests, let’s plant a green carpet full of their favorite native California plants and welcome them to our beautiful Bay! The millions of birds that use these wetlands as a stop along the Pacific Flyway will thank you.

World Wetlands Day 2015 at the Martin Luther King Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Feb 4, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

What better way to celebrate World Wetlands Day than by joining Save The Bay at our native plant nursery! Wetland plants provide many important functions for people and wildlife, one of them being water filtration.  At the nursery, you will help our wetland seedlings flourish and prepare them to be planted at our restoration sites. Celebrate World Wetlands Day by contributing to the quality of our water and the overall health of San Francisco Bay.

Winter in the Wetlands at Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Sat Feb 7, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Ravenswood Pond (Menlo Park)

Winter is the best time for planting native seedlings, and wetland restoration is an exciting outdoor activity that will have you feeling warm inside and out despite the cool weather. By helping Save The Bay restore our wetlands, you will learn more about this incredible ecosystem, participate in community stewardship, and feel rewarded from Saturday morning well spent.

Valentine’s Day at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Feb 11, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

In anticipation of Valentine’s Day, join us this Wednesday to show your love for the Bay! While you can’t buy the Bay a box of chocolates, helping Save The Bay restore its wetlands is the next best thing. We need your help in our native plant nursery to ensure that the native seedlings are healthy and ready to be planted in our wetland restoration sites.

Ridgway’s Rail Day at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Feb 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Did you know that the endangered Ridgway’s rail, previously known as the California clapper rail, calls the Palo Alto Baylands home? Join us this Saturday to install native plants that will provide food and protection for this endangered species.

Celebrate National Therapeutic Recreation Month at Creekside Park (Marin)

Sat Feb 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Creekside Park (Marin)

It’s no secret – exercising your green thumb is therapeutic and soothing to the soul. On Saturday, join us for some planting therapy as we install native Californian seedlings in our wetland restoration site. Feel the warm sun on your back, listen as  migratory birds serenade you, and picture the beautiful scenery … We can’t think of a better way to spend a rewarding Saturday morning.

Celebrate National Therapeutic Recreation Month at Bair Island (Redwood City)

Sat Feb 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Bair Island (Redwood City)

It’s no secret – exercising your green thumb is therapeutic and soothing to the soul. On Saturday, join us for some planting therapy as we install native Californian seedlings in our wetland restoration site. Feel the warm sun on your back, listen as  migratory birds serenade you, and picture the beautiful scenery … We can’t think of a better way to spend a rewarding Saturday morning. 

Invasive Species Awareness Week at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Feb 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2015, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Invasive species pose a critical threat to wetlands as they crowd out native species and alter the natural ecosystem. Help us celebrate Invasive Species Awareness Week and restore native plant populations by volunteering at the Palo Alto Baylands!

Work Day Wednesday at the MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Mar 4, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2015, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Join us at Save The Bay’s native plant nursery for Work Day Wednesday fun! We will be working at the nursery to ensure that our native plants are healthy and ready to be planted in one of our restoration sites. Tasks include culling, weeding, and general nursery maintenance.