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    Spring Program Schedule

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

    Activity Schedule for Spring 2018

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    eBird Trail Tracker

    Discover what birds were recently seen at the refuge by using the eBird Trail Tracker

    eBird Trail Tracker

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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

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

    Tideline Newsletter

What's Happening

National Wildlife Refuge System Turns 115 Years Old

March 6, 2018 Blue Goose Wearing a Party Hat

The National Wildlife Refuge System will be 115 years old March 14! Take the ultimate challenge and test your knowledge about the national wildlife refuge system, and get inspiration for your next vacation.

Take the quiz on our sister refuge's (San Pablo Bay NWR) website.

Mother's Day Celebration May 12, 2018

February 1, 2018 Sparrow

Join us for our annual International Migratory Bird Day festival near Mother's Day in Alviso. Catch a live bird show, craft your own gifts, and go on guided nature walks.

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Volunteers Needed for Visitor Center Desk in Fremont

Visitor Center Desk Volunteer

We are seeking friendly and outgoing volunteers to welcome and orient visitors at the visitor center in Fremont. Training is required.

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Free Entry to Federal Recreational Lands for 4th Graders!

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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 the end of August 2018.

Every Kid in a Park Website

Road Delays in Fremont Until the End of March

A 0.4 mile stretch of Marshlands Rd. from Thornton Ave. to the first parking parking lot is undergoing construction beginning Sept 1. A short section of the road will be reduced to 1 lane with traffic controls. Expect delays when leaving and entering the refuge. The Harrier Spur Trail and the LaRiviere Marsh trailhead that connects to Marshlands Rd. will be closed during this time.

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About the Complex

San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge is managed as part of the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex.

Read more about the complex
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.

Learn more about the NWRS