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, including Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline in Oakland.
Your next opportunity to help is Saturday, coinciding with National Bird Day. Volunteers will work at the MLK Jr. Shoreline from 9 a.m. to noon.
Right now San Francisco Bay is teeming with great egrets, canvasbacks, godwits, willets, black-necked stilts and long-billed curlews, Save the Bay notes. By helping to plant their favorite native species you provide shelter, food, and nesting materials to get them through winter’s rainy days.
Space for volunteers at the Oakland event is limited and an RSVP is requested. You must fill out the online registration form at www.savesfbay.org/secure/celebrate-san-francisco-bay-birds-martin-luther-king-jr-regional-shoreline-oakland to register yourself or a group of 10 people or less.
No experience is necessary. Gloves, tools and instruction are provided. The event is led by Save The Bay staff certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid and has been planned to ensure safety.
The Oakland event is in partnership with the East Bay Regional Park District.
If you need more information about this or other events or if you would like to sign up a group larger than 10 people, contact Natalie LaKeidan at (510) 463-6809 or email bayevents@saveSFbay.org.
No experience necessary. Gloves, tools and instruction provided. Each event is led by Save The Bay staff certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid and all site projects have been planned to ensure safety.
If you would like to schedule a private restoration program for your employee team, visitwww.saveSFbay.org/cbs. If you are interested in scheduling a school restoration program, visit:www.saveSFbay.org/restoration-education-programs.
The East Bay Regional Park District will hold a separate "day of service" at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline on Monday, Jan. 21, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will help with restoration and invasive plant removal. Advance registration is required. For more information and to register, see the EBRPD website here.