Events & Meetings: Interpretive Activities

Eden Landing Phase 2 DEIS/R Public Meeting

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge 3rd Floor Auditorium
1 Marshlands Rd., Fremont, CA

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  • Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

The Project has released a draft environmental document on Phase 2 plan alternatives for Eden Landing. The public is welcomed to review and comment on the draft document, and attend the meeting to learn more and discuss the document with Restoration Project managers.

The DEIS/R is available for download here.

More information on the draft document, how to comment, and comment deadlines is here.

Volunteer Orientations

Environmental Education Center Auditorium, Alviso

  • Saturday, March 3, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 7, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 5, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

If you have an interest in wildlife and their conservation, enjoy working with people, and are enthusiastic and dependable, the Refuge's volunteer program is for you! As a volunteer, you'll receive on-the-job training from staff and other volunteers in the project area you choose. Project areas are restoration projects, information desk on weekends, interpretive programs, school field trips, and citizen science/community service. Volunteer Requirements: attend a volunteer orientation; attend the scheduled trainings; meet the age requirements for the program. Volunteer applications provided at orientation

Hike the Mallard Slough Trail

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

  • Saturday, March 17, 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 REQUIRED. Go to https://hikeeectrail.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call 408-262-5513 ext. 104.

Equinox at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve

Eden Landing (Hayward/Union City)

  • Saturday, Apr 7, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Join Save The Bay in transforming a former salt pond into a thriving restored marsh. This revived wetland will provide habitat for thousands of birds and endangered species such as the Ridgway’s rail and the salt marsh harvest mouse. We planted thousands of native plants here during the winter and now their survival relies on volunteers like you! Come out and help us maintain this restoration site and see for yourself why they call it Eden. Register here.

Pacific Flyway

Ravenswood SF2 Trail, Menlo Park

  • Saturday, April 14, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 12, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Our wetlands are an important stop on the Pacific Flyway, a major bird migration route. Stroll with docent Laurel Stell to learn why birds migrate, why they stop along the San Francisco Bay, and to spot the birds in action. Trail is easy and level. All ages and abilities welcome. Meet at the SF2 trail parking area on the west side of the Dumbarton Bridge. REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Go to https://pacificflyway.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call 408-262-5513 ext. 104.

Restoration Work Day on Earth Day

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

  • Saturday, April 21, 10:00 a.m.-noon

Interested in volunteering at the refuge? Come out for a Restoration Work Day! We will be working in the butterfly garden and surrounding trails. Work will include weeding, mulching, and planting native plants. This is a great opportunity for middle school, high school, and college students to gain volunteer hours. Great for scout groups and families as well. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join. Gloves and tools are provided. Bring a lunch to enjoy after. Reservations required. Visit https://restorationeec.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call Hope at 408-262-5513 ext. 104.

Geology Walk

Environmental Education Center, Alviso

  • Saturday, May 5, 1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Join one of our Student Conservation Association interns, Haleigh, for a fun walk amongst the refuge habitats to discuss the geology of the area. We’ll learn about the geologic history of San Francisco Bay during a short presentation and then head outside for an interactive walk on our trails. The history of salt harvesting in the South Bay will be highlighted as we walk through the historic and restored salt marshes. Appropriate for all ages. Reservations Required. Please visit https://geologywalkeec.eventbrite.com. Questions? Call Hope at 408-262-5513 ext. 104.