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    Fall Program Schedule

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

    Activity Schedule for Fall 2016

  • Northern Harrier

    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

    Tideline Newsletter

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

    Tideline Newsletter


New Visitor Center and Environmental Education Center Hours

August 09, 2016

Beginning September 1, 2016, the Visitor Center in Fremont will be open Wednesday-Saturday from 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Environmental Education Center will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The Environmental Education Center will continue to be open on non-field trip week days from 9 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Both centers are closed on federal holidays.

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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What's Happening

  • Coastal Cleanup Sept 17

    Coastal CleanupAugust 30, 2016

    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.

  • Teen Environmental Art Show Submission Deadline Extended to Sept. 28.

    WolfSeptember 07, 2016

    The refuge is hosting its first teen environmental art show. Artwork will be displayed at the Environmental Education Center October-December 2016. Deadline to submit artwork is Sept 28.

    Art Show Rules
  • Waterfowl Hunting Season

    Hunt PromoAugust 23, 2016

    The refuge offers waterfowl hunting during waterfowl hunting season. The season began Oct 22 and ends Jan 29. Information on regulations and permits are now posted.

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  • Bay Day is Oct 1

    Bay Day FlierAugust 30, 2016

    We all depend on the Bay so much for food, clean air and water, and recreation. The 1st Bay Day Celebration is on Oct. 1. Check out our special programs for that day, or go to the link below for Bay-wide events.

    Bay Day Events
Page Photo Credits — All photos courtesy of USFWS unless otherwise noted., Ridgway's Rail/Aric Crabb - Bay Area News Group, Tom Bennett, Northern Harrier/Michael Lufting, Picnic Shelter/Ambarish Goswami, Coastal Cleanup Display/Michele Guieu
Last Updated: Sep 20, 2016
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