Winter Program Schedule
Here's our winter lineup of activities. All programs are free of charge.
Activity Schedule for Winter 2015-2016
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South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project
Get more information on the largest wetland restoration project on the west coast.
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AnnouncementsNovember 08, 2015
The gate and Environmental Education Center will be closed November 26 & 27, and on December 24-January 3. The gate and trails at the Visitor Center in Fremont will be closed November 26, December 25, and January 1.
About the Complex
From sand dunes to salt marsh, from rocky, offshore islands to golden beaches, the San Francisco Bay Refuge Complex offers a glimpse into the biological treasures of the SF Bay & Monterey Bay areas.
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay is managed as part of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.
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About the NWRS
The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.
Learn more about the NWRS
- September 01, 2015
Every U.S. 4th grader is eligible to receive an Every Kid in a Park pass good for free entry into our federal lands. Pass admits everyone in the family car. Just download the voucher from the website and exchange it for the card at the refuge's Visitor Center. Pass is good until August 2016.Every Kid in a Park Website
The refuge offers waterfowl hunting during waterfowl hunting season. The season began Oct 24 and ends Jan 31. Information on regulations and permits are now posted.Read More
- August 24, 2015
The Moffett Bay Trail is being resurfaced for a smoother bike ride and easier pedestrian access. Work is expected to begin Sept 1 , 2015 and end Feb 1, 2016. Check back for updates or go to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/SanFranciscoBayNWRComplexClick here for maps and detours
- December 01, 2014
The completion date of the project has been delayed until fall/winter 2015. Pedestrian access will continue to be controlled to provide safety for our visitors. See link below for more information.Bair Island Restoration Completion Date Delayed for 1 More Year
Winter is Coming
Winter is a great time to see raptors in the San Francisco Bay Area. This American kestrel is about the size of a jay and can often be found sitting on power lines. They sometimes hover in the air hunting for food. Its primary food is insects.
Page Photo Credits All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Ridgway's Rail/Aric Crabb - Bay Area News Group, American Avocets/Aric Crabb, Picnic Shelter/Ambarish Goswami, Hunting/Aric Crabb, Pickleweed/Aric Crabb, American Kestrel/Michael Lufting
Last Updated: Nov 24, 2015