Habitat Restoration Volunteers

The East Bay Regional Park District manages thousands of acres of land and maintains over 1,250 miles of trails. Maintenance and rehabilitation of the parks is an ongoing process. In order to protect the parks resources, volunteers are needed to provide labor. In return, volunteers learn about land stewardship and resource conservation while giving back to the parks they enjoy. Help improve the quality of life for people and our wildlife treasures.

Habitat Restoration Projects

Ongoing Projects

The East Bay Regional Park District is currently looking for volunteers to participate in several ongoing habitat restoration projects, which are part of its invasive plant removal outreach program.  Projects are listed below:

Big Break Dunes Days

Help restore a small piece of the Delta sand dunes as we battle invasive plants and re-establish native ones! Restoration includes intermittent weeding, seed collection, and planting. Bring water, work gloves, hat, & dress for inclement weather. Contact the Big Break Visitor Center at the Delta for more information at bigbreakvisit@ebparks.org or (510) 544-3050.

  • Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, 9am - 11am
  • Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, 9am - 11am

Save The Bay – Habitat Restoration Volunteer Events- TBD

  • Contact information: (510) 463- 6850
  • Scope of work: Planting native plants and weeding invasive species.
  • Location: Damon Marsh Trail
  • How to register: Save The Bay

Trail Repair: Repairing trail tread; brushing back vegetation; installing drainage systems and check dams.

Resource Protection: Planting native trees and shrubs; installing barriers to protect restored areas; stabilizing shorelines, creeks and trails; installing erosion control measures; marsh restoration. 

Facility Maintenance: Fence building; rock wall construction; picnic site refurbishing; barbed wire fence removal; general park clean-up.

Volunteers of all ages have something to offer and are welcome. Volunteer projects for school groups, individuals, students, corporate groups, scout groups, service clubs, and Eagle scouts. Work may also be arranged for court referrals. Children under the age of 18 must have a signed permission by parent or legal guardian. Children under the age of 13 should be accompanied by an adult.

For more information on these volunteer projects contact the Operations Volunteer office: 
East Bay Regional Park District, 2950 Peralta Oaks Court, P.O. Box 5381, Oakland, CA 94605-0381.