Outdoor Activity Guide
for the San Francisco Peninsula
and South Bay Area
- Edgewood Park
- Exotic plant removal with the
California Native Plant Society. Call Ken Himes (650)
591-8560 or Elly Hess (650) 368-8993 for
- Arastradero Preserve
- Join Acterra's Arastradero Preserve
Stewardship Project for regular habitat restoration,
trail maintenance, and tree plantings. Work days at the
Palo Alto preserve occur on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of
each month. Jobs include planting native grass plugs and
expanding wet meadow rye sites. Meet at the preserve
parking lot on Arastradero Rd. between Page Mill and
Alpine at 10am (January 9 through March 27) or 9am in the
spring (April 10 through May 22). See the
Arastradero Stewardship Project website for further
information or call Karen at (650) 329-8544.
- Half Moon Bay State Beaches
- Restore native coastal dune and bluff plant
communities and protect the nesting sites of the
threatened Snowy Plover. Contact Marianne Kjobmand (650)
726-8801 of the Resource Ecology Department, California
State Parks, Half Moon Bay State Beach. Work at 10AM
Saturdays and Sundays.
- California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara
- Plant restoration along Hwy 280 between Edgewood Road
and Woodside Road. Meet on the second Friday of every
month at 9AM at the Edgewood Road Park and Ride lot at
Hwy 280. Bring clippers or pruners if you have them. CNPS provides work gloves, orange
vests, hard hats and safety glasses. Call Zoe Chandik
(650) 747-9620 or Chuck Baccus (408) 244-2923.
Yerba Buena Chapter website for further information
about this and other Native Plant Society restoration
projects. For additional information on exotic plant
control projects, contact president Don Mayall, (650)
856-7579, E-mail to
- Golden Gate National Recreation Area
- GGNRA Habitat Restoration Team
conducts regular habitat restoration/exotic vegetation
removal projects throughout the
GGNRA. Call the Habitat Hotline at (415) 556-4353.
Usually each Sunday at 9:30 AM
You may also wish to call
directly the location most convenient for you. Marin
Headlands (415) 331-0732. Fort Funston (415) 239-2366.
Muir Woods (415) 388-2596. For general GGNRA volunteer
info, call (415) 561-3034 x3429.
- Planting for the Second Hundred Years: Oak
Regeneration at Stanford with Magic
- Oak planting and care in the Stanford Foothills
between Junipero Serra Boulevard and Hwy 280 and
elsewhere on the Stanford campus. Regular work sessions
each Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon. Call Magic at
(650) 323-7333 or
e-mail. See Planting for the Second Hundred
Years for more information.
- Wildlands Restoration Team
The Wildlands Restoration Team is a
Santa Cruz-based organization which works on exotic
plant removal. For all projects bring layered clothing,
long pants, hiking boots, at least 2-quarts of water
and lunch. Instruction and gloves provided. Call the
hotline (831) 423-2801 for more!
- Saturdays 10AM-1PM for 10-year olds and older.
Call (831) 464-9141 for locations and to get on the
- Sundays at 9AM meet at the Washington Mutual Bank
in Santa Cruz at the intersection of Ocean and Water
Streets to carpool to a work site. 18-years or older
and expect a full days workout.
- Other Resources
- Please visit the
Native Habitat website for further opportunities for
restoration work throughout the Bay Area, around the
state and even around the world.
Please check our
Specialized Resources: Volunteering in the Outdoors for
additional resources and organizations outside the SF
Peninsula and South Bay Area.
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