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.

Breaking Ground at Bair Island (Redwood City)

Sat Oct 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free

Bair Island, located in Redwood City was once diked and drained for agriculture and for salt production.  Three islands (Inner, Middle, and Outer) comprise about 3,000 acres of former salt ponds which have recently been restored to tidal wetlands as part of the Bair Island Restoration Project.  Come join Save The Bay as we partner with the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge to restore transition zone habitat on a small portion of this large restoration project.  We will be installing salt marsh plants near the newly constructed pedestrian bridge on Inner B

Daylight Saving the Bay at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Nov 1, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

It’s time to fall back, with daylight savings ending November 2.  Enjoy this last extra hour of daylight by spending the morning outside by the Bay, contributing to a great cause -- protecting and restoring the wetlands that provide important habitat for wildlife and also keep the Bay healthy.

Get Out the Vote for your Favorite Native Plant! at the MLK Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Nov 5, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2014, Free
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

It is election season!  Save The Bay invites you to come out to the Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline to settle the heated debate between sticky monkey flower and the incumbent, California poppy!  As the votes are tallied, it’s a close race with many long-shot entries, such as the California bee plant looking for your support.  Volunteers are needed to help us plant the latest batch of native species.

Native November at the Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

Sat Nov 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

November is Native American Heritage Month! Honor America’s native people and help Save The Bay by volunteering in our native plant nursery. Learn about local, native plants like gumplant, jaumea, and salt grass as you help us plant these native species in the wetlands. Other activities may include collecting seeds, making plant cuttings, and other nursery duties.

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

Wed Nov 12, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2014, Free
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

A nice way to honor a veteran is to plant new native seedlings along the shoreline at San Francisquito Creek. Plants are symbols of hope and peace, and volunteers will learn about native plants as they work with Save The Bay restoration experts along the shoreline.

World Kindness Week at Eden Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Nov 15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2014, Free
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Celebrate World Kindness Week by doing something nice for the San Francisco Bay. Our restoration projects are dependent on the kindness of generous and hardworking volunteers. The Bay’s plant, animal and human communities – and our organization – will greatly appreciate it.

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.