Programs for the winter are now listed. All programs are free of charge.
See the List of Winter 2014-2015 Activities
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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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What's NewDecember 18, 2014
The Environmental Education Center in Alviso will be closed Dec 24-Jan 2. The Visitor Center in Fremont will be closed December 25 & 26.Click here for holiday hours
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.
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News and Announcements
- December 14, 2014
Due to a mud slide caused by the recent rain, a section of the Tidelands Trail is closed until further notice. See map for section closure.Tidelands Trail Mud Slide
In July 2014, the North American Check-list Committee upgraded the CA Clapper Rail to its own species, and renamed it the Ridgway's Rail. Full story will be in the Winter 2014 issue of Tideline.Tideline Newsletter Winter 2014-2015
- 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
- September 02, 2014
Over 10,000 acres of the refuge is open to waterfowl hunting and the 2014-2015 season is quickly approaching. Information is now posted.Read More
Winter is approaching, making shorebirds a challenge to identify. American Avocets will lose the cinnamon color on their head, possibly to camouflage themselves better in their winter surroundings.
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, Ridgway's Rail/Pelican Media, Pickleweed/Aric Crabb, American Avocet Winter Plumage/Richard Koch
Last Updated: Dec 18, 2014