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3921 E. Bayshore Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Ph.: (650) 968-7065

Outdoor Activity Guide

for the San Francisco Peninsula
and South Bay Area

Habitat Restoration

Edgewood Park
Exotic plant removal with the California Native Plant Society. Call Ken Himes (650) 591-8560 or Elly Hess (650) 368-8993 for information.
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 Restoration
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 Valley Chapter
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.
      See the 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 seleve@nenewsletter/
Golden Gate National Recreation Area (GGNRA)
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 mailing list.
  • 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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