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.

Keep on Planting at the MLK Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Feb 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

We need your help to complete our goal of planting 35,000 native seedlings along the shoreline by the end of winter! These plants will provide critical habitat for endangered species such as the Ridgway’s rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse, as well as enhance the beauty and enjoyment we get from this ecosystem. Save The Bay encourages you to keep on planting and help build a better wetland for us all!

Marsh Madness at Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Mar 3, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

March Madness? More like Marsh Madness! Join us this weekend at Palo Alto Baylands to help restore marshes of the San Francisco Bay. We are nearing the end of planting season and need your help installing the last of this year’s seedlings in our restoration site, in addition to removing invasive species. Get your hands dirty while you learn about how healthy tidal marsh benefits the Bay and the people and wildlife around it.

Nurture Native Plants at the Martin Luther King Jr. Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Mar 7, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2018
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Curious about what helps us heal the bay? Join us at our Martin Luther King Jr. Native Plant Nursery to learn about native plant biodiversity and the process of raising our resident species! You will help our team maintain the health of our nursery and grow the next generation of native plants.

Flex Your Green Thumb at the Palo Alto Baylands Native Plant Nursery (Palo Alto)

Wed Mar 14, 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 starts in the nursery, and we need your help to care for the seedlings that will be grown and planted throughout the next year. Come learn about this process as you exercise your green thumb!

St. Patrick’s Day at Bair Island (Redwood City)

Sat Mar 17, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018

Join Save The Bay this Saturday to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! You won’t have to wear green because you’ll be surrounded by the greenery at Bair Island. There won’t be any shamrocks, but there will be native species like pickleweed, California aster, and Western goldenrod!

Celebrate the Return of Spring at the Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Sat Mar 31, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

Join Save The Bay this Saturday for our first public program of the Spring! There is no better way to celebrate the end of winter and the blossoming of spring than to get outside and help restore wetland habitat at the Palo Alto Baylands. Planting season is almost over and the invasive species are starting to take over, so join us this Saturday to help our newly planted seedlings off to a healthy start!

Grow Greenery at MLK Native Plant Nursery (Oakland)

Wed Apr 4, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2018
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

The restoration of our wetlands is crucial to protecting our shorelines and giving habitat to the creatures we share the Bay with. Restoring San Francisco Bay wetlands starts in our nurseries, where we grow thousands of native plants that will improve our shared future. Come help us maintain our native plant nursery and enjoy views of the San Francisco skyline at the MLK Regional Shoreline this Wednesday!

Equinox at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (Hayward/Union City)

Sat Apr 7, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018
Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

Join Save The Bay in transforming a former salt pond into a thriving restored marsh. This revived wetland will provide habitat for thousands of birds and endangered species such as the Ridgway’s rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse. We planted thousands of native plants here during the winter and now their survival relies on volunteers like you! Come out and help us maintain this restoration site and see for yourself why they call it Eden.

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

Wed Apr 11, 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm, 2018
Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

The wetlands are one of the San Francisco’s most precious and most historically abused resources. Wetlands provide many services to our environment such as water filtration, habitat for endangered species, and atmospheric carbon sequestration. Historically, our wetlands were drained and filled in with dirt and trash to create more “valuable” land. Help us turn the tide and return value to our marshes by propagating native plant species that will improve our wetlands’ futures.

Heal Oakland’s Waterfront at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)

Sat Apr 14, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2018
MLK Shoreline (Oakland)

Come help us restore the natural beauty of Oakland’s best-kept secret; Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline. The marshes in this area serve as valuable habitat for birds and other creatures such as crabs, clams, and the endangered Ridgway’s rail. Help us maintain what precious little bits of this ecosystem we have left by removing invasive plants and tending to the native seedlings installed this winter.