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    Fall Program Schedule

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

    Activity Schedule for Fall 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

Coastal Cleanup Sept 15

August 28, 2018 Coastal Cleanup

Help keep the San Francisco Bay shorelines free of debris that choke salt marshes and are harmful to wildlife. Join us for our annual Coastal Cleanup at the Fremont location. Registration begins at 9 a.m.


Volunteers Needed for Waterfowl Hunt Site Cleanup and Blind Repair

July 31, 2018 Maintaining Hunt Blind

Help prepare the hunt site for the upcoming season by repairing blinds and cleaning the area. Work party will take place at the Moffett hunt site on Sept 15 from 9 a.m.-noon.

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Building New Trails & Wildlife Habitat in Ravenswood Unit

June 5, 2018

Starting June 11, the refuge will launch a levee maintenance and habitat enhancement project at the Ravenswood Ponds, on lands directly south of the City of Menlo Park’s Bedwell Bayfront Park.

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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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Regular Waterfowl Hunting Season Begins Oct 20

Hunt Promo

General duck hunting season begins Oct 20. Join us for an informational pre-hunt meeting about how to obtain a permit, hunt sites, and refuge regulations on Sept 15 at the Environmental Education Center in Alviso from 1 p.m.-2 p.m.

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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.

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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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