Help Save the Bay this Weekend

Volunteers are needed to help restore sensitive areas around tidal marshes.


If you're looking for ways to improve the environment, roll up your sleeves and help restore the baylands.

Save The Bay, a nonprofit organization that strives to protect and restore San Francisco Bay, is in the process of planting 30,000 native seedlings at five sites around the Bay.

Your next opportunity to help is Saturday.

Special attention is being given to sensitive areas around tidal marshes.

“Re-establishing native plants in this "transition zone" is important because the plants provide refuge and habitat for endangered species including the California clapper rail and salt marsh harvest mouse,” Vanessa Barrington, PR Manager for Save the Bay said in a written statement. In addition, they “help filter pollutants; serve as buffers during storms and high tide events; and counter invasive species that threaten the health of our wetlands.”

Save the Bay has three projects scheduled at Palo Alto Baylands this month:

Sat Jan 5, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2013, The Faber Tract (East Palo Alto)

In partnership with USFWS and the City of East Palo Alto

Teeming with great egrets, canvasbacks, godwits, willets, black-necked stilts, and long-billed curlews the San Francisco Bay is the perfect place to celebrate National Bird Day! Volunteering at Faber Tract near the Palo Alto Baylands this weekend means you are helping to restore wetlands that provide essential habitat to millions of birds that migrate along the Pacific Flyway. By helping us plant their favorite native species you provide shelter, food, and nesting materials to get them through winter’s rainy days.

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Wed Jan 9, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm, 2013, Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

In partnership with The City of Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve

Forget about the cold and come plant with us at the Palo Alto Native Plant Nursery! Native seedlings provide essential habitat to many threatened and endangered species such as the California clapper rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse, so let’s do our best to restore their precious habitat and provide them a nice warm home for winter!

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Sat Jan 19, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 2013, Palo Alto Baylands (Palo Alto)

In partnership with The City of Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve

We’re planting native seedlings all weekend long in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Help us restore healthy marshland to provide habitat for Bay critters. So much habitat for Bay species including the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and the California clapper rail has been lost to development, we have to fight to protect what’s left. Come celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. at Palo Alto Baylands by helping to build a better wetland for us all!

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