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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

  • Picnic Shelter 218

    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


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.


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

  • 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. - 4:30 p.m. Both centers are closed on federal holidays.

  • 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
  • Native Plant Sale Oct 15

    Hummingbird with PollenAugust 30, 2016

    Here is your chance to purchase that perfect drought-tolerant native plant for your yard, and attract wildlife and pollinators. Come to the Visitor Center in Fremont Oct 15 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to browse our selections. Plant sale to be held by our Friends Group, the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society.

    Native Plant Sale - Fremont
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, White Pelicans/Alex Baranda
Last Updated: Aug 30, 2016
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