Join Peninsula Open Space Trust and San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) for this fun and unique opportunity to help restore Bair Island!
This special volunteer activity has the capacity for approximately 20 volunteers. Volunteers will be guided by SFBBO’s staff and POST Volunteers, and you will spend the morning weeding invasives, or planting native species that will support Bair Island’s ecosystem. Spots are limited, so RSVP only if you are sure you can attend.
We will release more details closer to the date of the event. Keep an eye out for an email containing information about what to bring, wear, etc!
Please note that this activity is best for children ages 14+. All minors must be accompanied by adults for the entirety of the event. As Bair Island is a preserve, there are no dogs allowed. Thank you!
Please also note that we have very limited capacity for this event. If you register and can no longer attend, please be sure to cancel your reservation or reach out to us.
This event is part of POST’s community event series. These events are open to the general public and POST donors alike, and we hope you will join us! We also curate a separate series of private events for our donor community. Find out more about how you can support POST here: openspacetrust.org/support.
COVID-19 Guidelines: In compliance with the state of California Department of Public Health Guidance, we ask that all unvaccinated individuals wear a mask while participating in this event unless otherwise exempt. Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals during this event. In addition, we ask that you do not attend this event if you are experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms including: fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. You will be asked to confirm agreement to this policy during the registration process. While masks are not mandatory for vaccinated people, they are recommended to be worn for as much of the activity as is possible. Guests are to be extra mindful of socially distancing. Maintain at least 6 feet of distance with other guests at all times, including during registration and while listening to the activity leader, unless you are part of the same household.
The history of Bair Island is one of intrigue and suspense! In the 1920s, Bair Island used to be a cattle ranch. Soon after, it was a salt plant. Due to its beautiful location in Redwood Shores, developers wanted to create a residential area called South Shores. Local activists Ralph and Carolyn put a referendum on the ballot, then narrowly defeated the project. Consequently, Bair Island is now one of the last wetlands in the Bay Area and is host to many migrating birds.
Peninsula Open Space Trust protects open space on the Peninsula and in the South Bay for the benefit of all! Since 1977, POST has protected over 80,000 acres of open space.
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory pays close attention to impacts on birds and their habitats and gathers crucial data specific to local bird populations. They also provide opportunities for people to be directly involved in the nature and science of the San Francisco Bay Area.