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  • Burrowing Owl at Warm Springs

    Summer Program Schedule

    Check out our summer lineup for weekend activities and special events. All programs are free of charge.

    Activity Schedule for Summer 2015

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    Refuge Gallery

    View images of Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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  • South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

    South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project

    Get more information on the largest wetland restoration project on the west coast.

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  • Tideline Newsletter

    Tideline Newsletter

    Download the latest issue of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex newsletter.

    Tideline Newsletter


New Hours for Fremont Visitor Center

Visitor CenterJuly 28, 2015

Beginning September 1, the Visitor Center in Fremont will be open Wednesday-Sunday from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

About the Complex

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex

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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

National Wildlife Refuge System


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.

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Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Ridgway's Rail/Aric Crabb - Bay Area News Group, Tom Bennett, Picnic Shelter/Ambarish Goswami, Ridgway's Rail/Pelican Media, Pickleweed/Aric Crabb, Robyn Boothby
Last Updated: Jul 29, 2015


  • Nature Walk for Health!

    Explore NatureAugust 01, 2015

    Refresh your spirit with nature at the refuge on this guided nature walk. Participants on the Aug 1 walk will receive a free water bottle!

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  • Life at the Bottom of the Food Chain

    CyanobacteriaAugust 02, 2015

    Learn why wetlands microbes are called the "lungs of the earth." Hear Dr. Lanier's presentation Aug 2 and take a walk to view microbes.

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