Features

  • Burrowing Owl at Warm Springs

    Summer Program Schedule

    Check out our summer lineup for Saturday activities and special events. All programs are free of charge.

    Summer 2018 Program Schedule

  • 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

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

    Tideline Newsletter

What's Happening

Volunteer at Our Discovery Area August 12

July 18, 2018 Discovery Area Arbor

Join us in creating a children's discovery area for the community. This discovery area will be a place where children (and adults) can explore nature through natural materials, art, and imagination. Help us trim plants, plant natives, and build a dry creek bed.

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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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Partial Alviso Slough Trail Closure May-Oct 2018

May 12, 2018

One segment of the Alviso Slough Trail will be intermittently CLOSED for levee improvements Monday – Friday from 7:30 am until 5:00 pm.

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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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Announcements

Environmental Education Center to Close July 21 & Aug 4

The building will be closed July 21 & Aug 4 for summer camps. Trails will remain open.

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

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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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