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.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Apr 21, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

It’s Earth Day! Do your part by helping Save The Bay restore the marshes of the San Francisco Bay. When our wetlands are healthy, they protect our shoreline, provide habitat for hundreds of native species, filter waterways, and sequester atmospheric carbon. We will be removing invasive species and tending to new native growth planted by our restoration specialists this winter. Come celebrate the beauty and bounty of our Earth by helping us heal our Bay!

Arbor Day at Bair Island (Redwood City)

Sat Apr 28, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018

Arbor Day is a celebration of our trees and a time to plant new plants. Although wetlands don’t naturally support many trees to celebrate, you can come learn about the unique species that make the San Francisco Bay so incredibly special. We will be removing invasive species, tending to native plants installed this past winter, and enjoying the sunshine, birds, and flowers of beautiful the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve.

May Day at the Martin Luther King Jr. Nursery (Oakland)

Wed May 2, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2018
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Come revel in the splendor of spring this May Day! Join Save The Bay at our native plant nursery to help propagate and care for the next generation of plants that will restore our waterways. Learn about the process of collecting, transplanting, and cultivating over 30,000 native plants each year.

Whack Away Weeds at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat May 5, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Do you want to help heal the Bay? Join us this Saturday at the beautiful Palo Alto Baylands to remove nasty invasive species. Invasive species such as mustard, fennel, and buttercup compete with native bay area species for resources and threaten the delicate ecological balance of our marshes. With your help, we can prevent the spread of these invasive species and improve the growth and survivorship of our native seedlings.

Get Gardening at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed May 9, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2018
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Help Save The Bay tend to thousands of native plants at the Palo Alto Baylands native plant nursery. Restoration projects kick off in the nursery, and we need your help to care for the seedlings that will become the next generation of native plants to be installed at our restorations sites.

War of the Weeds at Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Sat May 12, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Come join us at beautiful Eden Landing to battle against encroaching invasive species! These species threaten the heath and balance of our wetland ecosystems. Weeds spread quickly and grow fast this time of year, and we need your help! Removal of invasive species will allow more resources for natives to flourish, ultimately benefiting the endangered and endemic species that call Eden Landing home.

National Rivers Cleanup Day (San Jose)

Sat May 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018
Other (Bay Area)

Join Save The Bay, Santa Clara Valley Water District, and thousands of volunteers on National River’s Cleanup Day! Help collect and remove trash that clogs our waterways, kills flora and fauna, and leeches toxic chemicals into our water. Thousands of pounds of trash are removed from creeks and rivers this day, thankfully preventing this pollution from reaching our Bay.

Plant Propagation at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Fri May 25, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2018
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Join Save The Bay at our native plant nursery to help care for our newest native seedlings. You will help our restoration team with various tasks that assist in the propagation of more than 35,000 native plants! Come winter, these seedlings will be installed at critical restoration sites, providing habitat for endangered species and restoring ecological balance to our shoreline.

Memorial Day at Bair Island (Redwood City)

Sat May 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018

Join Save The Bay this Saturday for a day of service at Bair Island! You will be helping our restoration team remove invasive plant species that can take over our wetlands and prevent the growth of native species. Protect our wetlands from invasive weeds and help restore health to our wetlands!

CA Invasive Species Action Week 2018

Fri Jun 8, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

As human populations become more interconnected and globalized, they spread non-native species to new locations where they may thrive and take over, threatening the native flora and fauna that supports a healthy ecosystem. Invasive species often have severe ecological impacts and are a major threat in the San Francisco Bay. According to the Nature Conservancy, San Francisco Bay is the most invaded aquatic region in the world! Counteract this staggering fact by helping us to restore native wetland habitat as we remove invasive species at the Palo Alto Baylands.