For more ideas on things to do, check out the Bay Nature Events Calendar.
Planting Time: No Green Thumb Required
In winter, young native plants grown in nurseries for restoration projects are ready to set down roots in their permanent homes.
Young plants are ready to be transferred into pots that will travel to restoration sites up and down Sausal Creek. With headwaters starting in the Oakland Hills, the creek flows five miles through the city to its estuary. Join Friends of Sausal Creek’s volunteer nursery crew. SausalCreek.org
Join South Bay neighbors of all ages in planting native seedlings in Silicon Valley. Grassroots Ecology stewards habitats along creeks and in open spaces. Check the calendar for planting days. GrassrootsEcology.org
Build a New Park
Here, there are trails to clear, benches to assemble, and rocks to move. Bridges to build! People to meet!! Help open Patwino Worrtla Kodoi Dihi Open Space Park, a new 1,500-acre park near Rockville in Solano County. SolanoLandTrust.org
The Pillar Point reef, at Half Moon Bay’s north tip, is home to more than 800 species, mostly in the tidepools. Join California Academy of Sciences’ Intertidal Biodiversity Survey in a group or on your own. Email: email@example.com
North Bay & South Bay
Learn to Burn
Join a “good fire” team, and learn how controlled fire can safely support a healthy ecosystem. In the North and South Bay, local prescribed burn associations offer training and opportunities to get out in the field and support local burns. CalPBA.org
For Teens: Summer Stewardship
Spend the summer outdoors, learning about Bay Area plants and animals, helping them in hands-on projects like trail work and habitat restoration, and meeting fellow high schoolers from around the Bay. This is the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy’s LINC program. Applications due March 20. ParksConservancy.org