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    Fall Program Schedule

    Here's our fall lineup of activities. All programs are free of charge.

    Activity Schedule for Fall 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.

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October CRISP

SunsetSeptember 22, 2015

Mark your calendars! In celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week, the refuge is hosting a day-long event where you can hobnob with biologists and educators to learn what we do on a national wildlife refuge.

Click here for a list of activities and schedule

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, Red-necked Phalarope/Shravan Sundaram, Picnic Shelter/Ambarish Goswami, Sunset/Ambarish Goswami, Pickleweed/Aric Crabb, Robyn Boothby
Last Updated: Sep 23, 2015


  • Songbird Mist Net Demonstration

    Bird in HandOctober 10, 2015

    See and learn how biologists gather information on songbirds by participating in this mist net demonstration.

  • Shark Day!

    Shark DaySeptember 23, 2015

    Live sharks, crafts, nature walks and more! Join us for our Shark Day event Oct 17 and take selfies with Sharkie of the San Jose Sharks.

    Shark Day! - Alviso
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