Who knew there was a Bald Eagle Appreciation Day! Let's commemorate our national bird with this exciting Destination Volunteering project in Hayward/Union City. Afterwards, we'll explore the area by eating lunch at a nearby restaurant. Because this is project is outside of the Silicon Valley, let's try to arrange a carpool to minimize our carbon footprint.
*Note: the exact meeting location will be revealed to us a week prior to the event
Here is information from their website:
Come appreciate our majestic national bird this Saturday while helping us reach our goal of planting 30,000 native seedlings this winter! Wetlands provide essential habitat to many species of plants and animals, including acting as a nursery for many fish. The fish, in turn, provide food to the magnificent bald eagle and other more abundant birds of the Bay.
No experience necessary. Gloves, tools and instruction provided. Each event is led by Save The Bay staff certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid and all site projects have been planned to ensure safety. If you would like to schedule a private restoration program for your employee team, visit http://www.saveSFbay.org/cbs . If you are interested in scheduling a school restoration program, visit: www.saveSFbay.org/restoration-education-programs. No experience necessary. Gloves, tools and instruction provided. Each event is led by Save The Bay staff certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid and all site projects have been planned to ensure safety.
Weather cancellation & contact information (I will cancel the event if it rains)
Generally, we will still run the programs in a light rain. The morning of a weekend program you can listen to the outgoing voicemail message at 510-463-6809 (Natalie LaVan) to hear an update. This message will be updated only if we make the decision to cancel; please call again if you are concerned about the status of this event. You can also contact our field staff directly after 8am at 510-882-5403 or 510-882-4780. Please call both numbers as we may have more than one program running.
What to bring and wear
Expect to get dirty! Be prepared to be outdoors for the duration of the project. Dress in layers, bring a hat and rain jacket (if necessary), and wear close-toed shoes to protect your feet. Long pants are recommended, but not required. Unless of course it's sunny! Then bring wide brim hats and sunscreen. Please also bring your own full refillable water bottle and help us cut down on plastic waste. Take precautions in wet weather with valuable items like binoculars and cameras. Our programs happen at public parks so please do not leave any valuables in your car. You are welcome to store your items in our trucks at the site.
Save The Bay provides all restoration tools, gloves and equipment. Our trained filed staff delivers quality educational instruction with maps, nature guides and binoculars. We provide water and granola bars but expect each participant to arrive with a full refillable water bottle to help us cut down on plastic waste. Participants must follow all safety directions and use tools appropriately. Your Save The Bay leader is certified in wilderness first aid and CPR. All sites have been scouted to insure there are no hazards or unsafe conditions. Save The Bay leaders carry a first aid kit and cell phone in case of emergency.