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.

Tend to Native Seedlings at MLK Jr. Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Jun 1, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
MLK Shoreline (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!

Celebrate World Oceans Day

Wed Jun 8, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2016
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

In honor of World Oceans Day, we will be transplanting native plant species from our local watershed. BThese native seedlins will be planted come winter and restore the natural wetland habitat. Healthy, natural wetlands will in turn improve water quality. Come out and volunteer with us to restore native wetland habitat that will improve the health of San Francisco Bay!

Remove Invasive, Weedy Species at the Horizontal Levee Project

Sat Jun 18, 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!

Spring into Summer at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Jun 25, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2016
Eden Landing (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!

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.

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.