San Francisco Bay would not exist as the beautiful natural treasure it is today without Save The Bay. This year, we celebrate 50 years of halting massive bayfill and dumping, restoring wetlands and engaging the community to save the Bay. With the celebration of this milestone, Save The Bay would like to invite you out for a day of weeding followed by lunch. This urban area includes some of the last remaining wetland habitat in the East Bay, including 50 acre Arrowhead Marsh, and provides a home for many species, including the California Clapper Rail and Burrowing Owls. Since 2000, we have been working with the help of East Bay Regional Park District, local schools, community groups, non-profit organizations, and corporations to revegetate salt marsh habitat through planting native wetland plants and removing non-native invasive species. Tee shirts will be provided so please list your shirt size in the comments when you register.
Name of Event: Celebrate Save The Bay’s 50th Anniversary at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline (Oakland)
Date: August 13th, 2011
Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Shoreline, Oakland
Directions will be provided upon registration
To Register: Please visit www.saveSFbay.org/volunteer
Event max # of volunteers: 100
Contact Email: Natalie@saveSFbay.org
phone: 510-452-9261 x 109
Age Restrictions: none - but minors must be accompanied by an adult
Type of Work: Removal of invasive species along the levees surrounding the Bay.
Waiver Required: Volunteers will sign waiver at event.
Registration Required: Volunteer can register online at www.saveSFbay.org/volunteer
Attire: Expect to get dirty! Be prepared to be outdoors for the duration of the project. Dress in layers, bring a hat, sunscreen and wear close-toed shoes to protect your feet. Long pants are recommended, but not required. Please also bring your own water bottle and help us cut down on plastic.
Meals Provided: Bagels and danishes will be provided in the morning. We will enjoy a delicious lunch after the program at 12:00 pm.
Beverages Provided: Coffee, juice, water