Events & Meetings: Interpretive Activities

Our Newest Nursery Needs Your Help @ Ravenswood

Ravenswood, Menlo Park

  • Saturday, May 25th, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Our Nursery at the Ravenswood site needs some TLC. Come help us weed and do light maintenance work this Saturday. To register: https://savesfbay.org/event/our-newest-nursery-needs-your-help-ravenswood-menlo-park/

Drawbridge Van Excursion

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

  • Saturday, June 1, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 13, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 24, 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

An abandoned town in the San Francisco Bay? That’s right! Nestled on an island in the salt marshes of South San Francisco Bay, the town of Drawbridge once boomed. Was it a quiet, peaceful town full of nature lovers, or people scrabbling out a living? How long did it exist? Find out at this program, led by Ceal Craig. We will start with a slideshow, and then take a short van excursion to view Drawbridge across Coyote Creek. Program will be of most interest to adults interested in history or nature; children 13 and over with an adult are welcome. Space is very limited. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Go to: https://drawbridgetoursummer.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call Hope at 408-262-5513 ext.104. (Note: we do not visit the town itself – we go to the closest spot that one can legally view Drawbridge.)

Hike the Mallard Slough

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

  • Saturday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Look for birds, mammals, and animal tracks as we explore along the water’s edge on this 3.7-mile nature walk. Bring binoculars and your favorite field guide to help enjoy the views. Have at least one liter of water, snacks, and appropriate clothing. Rain will cancel this hike due to muddy trail. Led by Steve Stolper, certified California Naturalist. Reservations recommended. Go to https://hikeeectrail.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call Hope at 408-262-5513 ext. 104.

Wheels and Wildlife Bike Tour

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

  • Saturday, June 22, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Did you know you could ride your bike on the Ref¬uge trails in Alviso? Join us for a bicycle tour around the levee. We will stop along the way to learn about the Refuge, the wildlife and habitats they use, the importance of Coyote Creek watershed, and the his¬tory of the area. The ride is 4.5 miles on a level trail, and there is no shade along the way. Must provide your own bikes, gear, and water bottles. Helmets are required for children. Water and snacks will be pro¬vided at a stop. Children ages 10+ recommended, please use your best judgement on skill level for the distance. Sponsored by San Francisco Bay Wild¬life Society, Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, and San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. Registration Rec¬ommended. Go to:https://190622-bike.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call 408-262-5513.

Join Save The Bay @ Eden Landing Restoration Site

Eden Landing Ponds, Hayward/Union City

  • Saturday, July 27, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Eden Landing has a beautiful view of Coyote Hills. Enjoy the view with Save The Bay while we give some tender love and care to our native transition zone plants. We will be weeding, mulching and watering our native plants. To sign up, go to https://savesfbay.org/event/join-us-eden-landing-restoration-site-hayward-union-city-2.

National Watermelon Day @ Ravenswood Nursery (Menlo Park)

Ravenswood Ponds, Menlo Park

  • Saturday, August 3, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

The two best ways to celebrate summer: eat watermelon and give back to the planet! Save The Bay will be at our Ravenswood Nursery doing some weeding in our native plant beds. Join us then reward yourself with some delicious watermelon. To sign up, go to https://savesfbay.org/event/national-watermelon-day-ravenswood-nursery-menlo-park.

Wheels and Wildlife Bike Tour - Sunset

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

  • Saturday, August 17, 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Did you know you could ride your bike on the Ref¬uge trails in Alviso? Join us for a sunset bicycle tour around the levees. We will stop along the way to learn about the Refuge, the wildlife and habitats they use, the importance of Coyote Creek watershed, and the history of the area. The ride is 4.5miles on a level trail, and there is no shade along the way. Must provide your own bikes, gear, and water bottles. Helmets are required for children. Water and snacks will be provided at a stop. Children ages 10+ rec¬ommended, please use your best judgement on skill level for the distance. Sponsored by San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society, Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful, and San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory. Registra¬tion is recommended. Go to: https://190817-bike.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call 408-262-5513.

Why Tides Matter

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

  • Saturday, August 17, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Docent Laurel Stell will talk and walk you through all things tides. What are they? How do they affect wildlife? How have humans reshaped the Bay’s tidal lands? Program starts indoors but will move outside for an easy 1-mile walk. All ages are welcome – bring your whole family. Reservations recommended. Go to: https://eectides2019.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call Hope at 408-262-5513 ext. 104.