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2019 Volunteer Trainings (San Francisco Bay Area & beyond)

Volunteers celebrate weed pull day

Volunteers celebrate a successful weed pull day.

Thank you to all attendees and partnering organizations, for making our 2019 training series a success! We hosted a 10 training sessions  for volunteers in invasive plant management, including training sessions with local civic corps organizations in the Bay Area. Topics included: invasive plant biology, control methods, restoration strategies, tools of the trade, mapping using Calflora, and more. Join our WVN mailing list (above) to get notices about the 2020 schedule.

 

Conservation Corps Invasive Plant Trainings

Cal-IPC is proud to announce a new program for 2019 – invasive plant training sessions for Bay Area Conservation Corps chapters:

Online Map of Volunteer Projects (currently under construction)

Are you working on a volunteer project to address invasive plants? Volunteer groups have begun adding their invasive plant management projects to an online map, with brief descriptions of the project. This allows volunteers to see what efforts are going on near them and who else is working on particular plants of concern. (The map is currently under construction, and will be up again soon. Thank you for your patience.)

 

Bay Area Organizations To Volunteer With By County

Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma  

County Cities served Organization Name Volunteer webpage
Alameda entire county Alameda County Flood Control & Water Conservation District http://acfloodcontrol.org/what-you-can-do/volunteer/
Alameda Fremont, Sunol Alameda Creek Alliance http://www.alamedacreek.org/join-volunteer/volunteer.php
Alameda Albany Albany Landfill Dog Owners Group & Friends (ALDOG) http://www.aldog.org/
Alameda Bay Area wide Bay Nature Institute – Event Calendar https://baynature.org/explore/
Alameda Bay Area wide Bay Area Ridge Trail https://ridgetrail.org/volunteer-2/
Alameda Berkeley Berkeley Partners For Parks http://www.bpfp.org/index.php/adopt-a-park-groups/
Alameda Berkeley Berkeley Path Wanderers Association https://www.berkeleypaths.org/path-maintainance
Alameda Bay Area wide California State Parks Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=886
Alameda Oakland City of Oakland Dept of Public Works Environmental Services – Adopt a Spot program http://www2.oaklandnet.com/government/o/PWA/o/FE/s/VO/index.htm#Adopt%20a%20Spot
Alameda Berkeley, Oakland Clarement Canyon Conservancy http://www.claremontcanyon.org/volunteer
Alameda Fremont Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Don_Edwards_San_Francisco_Bay/volunteer.html
Alameda entire county East Bay CNPS Chapter https://ebcnps.org/
Alameda entire county East Bay Regional Parks District https://www.ebparks.org/about/getinvolved/volunteer/volunteer_in_the_parks.htm
Alameda Oakland EcoMerritt: Environemntal Management & Technology Program http://www.ecomerritt.org/volunteer/
Alameda Albany Friends of Albany Hill https://friendsofalbanyhill.org/
Alameda Albany, Berkeley Friends of Five Creeks http://www.fivecreeks.org/calendar.shtml
Alameda Oakland, San Leandro Friends of San Leandro Creek www.fslc.org
Alameda Fruitvale, Oakland Friends of Sausal Creek https://www.sausalcreek.org/event-calendar
Alameda Berkeley Garber Park Stewards http://garberparkstewards.blogspot.com/p/volunteer-opportunities.html
Alameda Oakland – Lake Merrit Lake Merritt Weed Warriors https://www.lakemerritt.org/lm-weed-warriors.html
Alameda Livermore, Pleasanton Living Arroyos http://livingarroyos.org/get-involved/
Alameda Tidlen Regional Park, Berkeley Native Here Nursery https://nativeherenursery.org/volunteer-opportunities/
Alameda Berkeley Parks Recreation & Waterfront Department https://www.cityofberkeley.info/Parks_Rec_Waterfront/Recreation/Volunteer_Opportunities.aspx
Alameda Bay Area wide San Francisco Bay Chapter of Sierra Club https://www.sierraclub.org/san-francisco-bay/volunteer
Alameda Bay Area wide Save The Bay https://savesfbay.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer
Alameda Berkeley Shoreline Clean Up Program https://www.cityofberkeley.info/shorelinecleanup/
Alameda Berkeley & Oakland hills Skyline Gardens Project https://www.skylinegardens.org/
Alameda Fremont, Union City South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project http://www.southbayrestoration.org/volunteer/
Alameda Berkeley – Derby Canyon Trail Take To The Hills https://taketothehills.net/volunteer
Alameda Albany Tending the Ancient Shoreline Hill (TASH) https://tendancienthill.org/category/events/
Alameda Bay Area wide The Trail Center https://www.trailcenter.org/volunteer/
Alameda Fremont Tule Ponds Wetland Center http://msnucleus.org/classes/tule.htm
Alameda Bay Area wide Volunteers for Outdoor California http://v-o-cal.org/volunteer/volunteer-index.html
Contra Costa Bay Area wide Bay Area Ridge Trail https://ridgetrail.org/volunteer-2/
Contra Costa Bay Area wide Bay Nature Institute – Event Calendar https://baynature.org/explore/
Contra Costa Bay Area wide California State Parks Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=886
Contra Costa El Cerrito El Cerrito Trail Trekkers http://www.ectrailtrekkers.org/
Contra Costa Martinez Friends of Alhambra Creek Watershed https://www.ccrcd.org/friends-of-alhambra-creek.html
Contra Costa El Cerrito Friends of Five Creeks http://www.fivecreeks.org/calendar.shtml
Contra Costa Pleasant Hill Friends of Pleasant Hill Creeks http://www.pleasanthillcreeks.org/about.html
Contra Costa Danville, Martinez, San Ramon, Walnut Creek Friends of San Ramon Creek https://www.ccrcd.org/fosrc.html
Contra Costa Walnut Creek Friends of the Creeks http://www.friendsofthecreeks.org/articles/volunteer.shtml
Contra Costa North Richmond North Richmond Shoreline Open Space Alliance http://www.northrichmondshoreline.org/volunteer.htm
Contra Costa Bay Area wide San Francisco Bay Chapter of Sierra Club https://www.sierraclub.org/san-francisco-bay/volunteer
Contra Costa Richmond, El Sobrante, San Pablo San Pablo Watershed Neighbors Education and Restoration Society (SPAWNERS) http://www.spawners.org/programs/volunteer-work-parties/
Contra Costa Diablo, Walnut Creek Save Mount Diablo https://www.savemountdiablo.org/how-to-help/volunteer/
Contra Costa Bay Area wide Save The Bay https://savesfbay.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer
Contra Costa Walnut Creek Sustainable Walnut Creek
Contra Costa Richmond, San Pablo The Watershed Project http://thewatershedproject.org/
Contra Costa Bay Area wide Volunteers for Outdoor California http://v-o-cal.org/volunteer/volunteer-index.html
Contra Costa Walnut Creek Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation http://www.wcosf.org/about/volunteer.html
Contra Costa Walnut Creek Walnut Creek Watershed Council https://www.ccrcd.org/walnut-creek-watershed.html
Contra Costa Bay Area wide The Trail Center https://www.trailcenter.org/volunteer/
Marin Bolinas, Glen Ellen, Marin Audubon Canyon Ranch https://www.egret.org/volunteer
Marin Marin Audubon Canyon Ranch https://www.egret.org/volunteer
Marin Bay Area wide Bay Area Ridge Trail https://ridgetrail.org/volunteer-2/
Marin Bay Area wide Bay Nature Institute – Event Calendar https://baynature.org/explore/
Marin Samuel P. Taylor State Park Califorina State Parks https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28548
Marin Bay Area wide California State Parks Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=886
Marin Marin County Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership https://cvnl.org/volunteerism/volunteer-solano-2/
Marin Lagunitas, Novato, Point Reyes Station CNPS Marin https://www.cnpsmarin.org/events/volunteer-opportunities
Marin San Rafael Friends of China Camp State Park (FOCC) https://friendsofchinacamp.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Marin Corte Madera, Fairfax, Larkspur, Ross, San Anselmo Friends of Corte Madera https://friendsofcortemaderacreek.org/new_site/about/volunteer/
Marin Novato Friends of Novato Creek http://www.novatocreek.org/
Marin San Rafael Gallinas Watershed Council https://www.gallinaswatershed.org/what-you-can-do/volunteer-opportunities.html
Marin Marin County Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy https://www.parksconservancy.org/volunteer
Marin Corte Madera, Novato Marin Audubon Society https://www.marinaudubon.org/volunteer.php
Marin Marin, Novato, San Rafael Marin Conservation League http://www.conservationleague.org/events.html
Marin Marin County Marin County Parks and Open Space https://www.marincountyparks.org/discoverlearn/volunteer
Marin Mount Tamalpais Marin Municipal Water District https://www.marinwater.org/192/Volunteer-Opportunities
Marin Point Reyes Station Marin Resource Conservation District https://www.marinrcd.org/events/
Marin Mill Valley Mill Valley Streamkeepers http://www.millvalleystreamkeepers.org/
Marin San Rafael Miller Creek Watershed Stewards http://www.millercreekwatershedstewards.org/events.html
Marin Point Reyes National Park Service: Point Reyes National Seashore https://www.nps.gov/pore/getinvolved/volunteer.htm
Marin Mount Tamalpais One Tam https://www.onetam.org/volunteer
Marin Tiburon Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary http://richardsonbay.audubon.org/programs/aramburu-island-enhancement
Marin Marin Salmon Protection and Watershed Network (SPAWN) https://seaturtles.org/take-action/event-calendar/
Marin Bay Area wide San Francisco Bay Chapter of Sierra Club https://www.sierraclub.org/san-francisco-bay/volunteer
Marin Bay Area wide Save The Bay https://savesfbay.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer
Marin entire county Save The Redwoods League https://www.savetheredwoods.org/get-involved/take-action/volunteer/
Marin Bay Area wide The Trail Center https://www.trailcenter.org/volunteer/
Marin Bay Area wide Volunteers for Outdoor California http://v-o-cal.org/volunteer/volunteer-index.html
Napa Bay Area wide Bay Area Ridge Trail https://ridgetrail.org/volunteer-2/
Napa Bay Area wide Bay Nature Institute – Event Calendar https://baynature.org/explore/
Napa Bay Area wide California State Parks Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=886
Napa Napa County Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership https://cvnl.org/volunteerism/volunteer-solano-2/
Napa Napa City of Napa Parks and Recreation https://www.cityofnapa.org/416/Volunteer-Opportunities
Napa Napa Friends of Westwood Hills Park – https://www.facebook.com/Friends-of-Westwood-Hills-Park-564010617368610/
Napa Napa County Lake Berryessa Watershed Partnership https://www.solanorcd.org/projects-and-programs/watershed-coordination/lake-berryessa.html
Napa Napa Land Trust of Napa County  https://www.napalandtrust.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Napa Napa County Napa County Regional Park and Open Space District https://napaoutdoors.org/get-involved/ 
Napa Napa County Napa Resource Conservation District https://naparcd.org/get-involved/
Napa Napa Napa Valley CNPS – https://www.napavalleycnps.org/index.php/activities-events/volunteer-opportunities
Napa Bay Area wide San Francisco Bay Chapter of Sierra Club https://www.sierraclub.org/san-francisco-bay/volunteer
Napa Bay Area wide Save The Bay https://savesfbay.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer
Napa Napa Skyline Park
Napa Bay Area wide Volunteers for Outdoor California http://v-o-cal.org/volunteer/volunteer-index.html
San Francisco Bay Area wide Bay Area Ridge Trail https://ridgetrail.org/volunteer-2/
San Francisco Bay Area wide Bay Nature Institute – Event Calendar https://baynature.org/explore/
San Francisco San Francisco Calfornia State parks – Park Champions http://calparks.org/help/park-champions/
San Francisco Bay Area wide California State Parks Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=886
San Francisco San Francisco City of San Francisco Recreation and Park Department – Natural Resources Division https://sfrecpark.org/events/category/main-calendar/volunteer-main-calendar/
San Francisco San Francisco Friends of Glen Canyon Park https://sites.google.com/site/friendsofglencanyonpark/Home
San Francisco San Francisco Friends of McKinley Square Park http://www.mckinleysquarepark.org/Volunteer.php
San Francisco San Francisco Golden Gate Audubon Society https://goldengateaudubon.org/volunteer/
San Francisco San Francisco Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy https://www.parksconservancy.org/volunteer
San Francisco San Francisco Literacy For Environmental Justice https://www.lejyouth.org/upcoming-events-2/
San Francisco San Francisco Nature In The City http://natureinthecity.org/take-part-2
San Francisco Bay Area wide San Francisco Bay Chapter of Sierra Club https://www.sierraclub.org/san-francisco-bay/volunteer
San Francisco Bay Area wide Save The Bay https://savesfbay.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer
San Francisco San Francisco Starr King Open Space http://starrkingopenspace.org/?page_id=61
San Francisco Mount Sutro Sutro Stewards https://www.sutrostewards.org/volunteer
San Francisco San Francisco The Presidio Trust https://www.presidio.gov/volunteer
San Francisco Bay Area wide The Trail Center https://www.trailcenter.org/volunteer/
San Francisco Bay Area wide Volunteers for Outdoor California http://v-o-cal.org/volunteer/volunteer-index.html
San Francisco San Francisco Yerba Buena Chapter CNPS http://cnps-yerbabuena.org/calendar/restoration-parties/
San Francisco Yerba Buena Island Yerba Buena Island Public Stewardship Program https://sftreasureisland.org/ybi/stewardship
San Mateo Bay Area wide Bay Area Ridge Trail https://ridgetrail.org/volunteer-2/
San Mateo Bay Area wide Bay Nature Institute – Event Calendar https://baynature.org/explore/
San Mateo Bay Area wide California State Parks Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=886
San Mateo entire county California State Parks Foundation – Park Champions http://calparks.org/help/park-champions/
San Mateo Brisbane City of Brisbane https://brisbaneca.org/habitat-restoration-day
San Mateo entire county Coastside Land Trust http://www.coastsidelandtrust.org/volunteer
San Mateo Half Moon Bay, Pescadero Coastside State Parks Association https://www.coastsidestateparks.org/environmental-restoration
San Mateo Redwood City Friends of Edgewood http://friendsofedgewood.org/calendar
San Mateo Pacifica Friends of San Pedro Valley Park http://friendsofsanpedrovalleypark.org/get-involved/
San Mateo Portola Valley, Redwood City Grassroots Ecology https://www.grassrootsecology.org/volunteer
San Mateo entire county Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District https://www.openspace.org/what-to-do/get-involved/volunteer
San Mateo Pacifica Pacific Beach Coalition https://www.pacificbeachcoalition.org/take-action/
San Mateo Pacifica Pacifica Land Trust https://www.pacifica-land-trust.org/projects/pedro-point-headlands/pph-volunteer/
San Mateo entire county Peninsula Open Space Trust https://openspacetrust.org/volunteer/
San Mateo Brisbane, Daly City San Bruno Mountain Watch http://www.mountainwatch.org/upcomingevents
San Mateo Bay Area wide San Francisco Bay Chapter of Sierra Club https://www.sierraclub.org/san-francisco-bay/volunteer
San Mateo entire county San Mateo County Parks https://parks.smcgov.org/volunteers
San Mateo entire county San Mateo County Parks Stewardship Corps https://parks.smcgov.org/smc-parks-stewardship-corps
San Mateo southern San Mateo County Santa Clara Valley CNPS http://www.cnps-scv.org/index.php/restoration
San Mateo southern San Mateo County Santa Clara Valley CNPS http://www.cnps-scv.org/index.php/restoration
San Mateo Bay Area wide Save The Bay https://savesfbay.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer
San Mateo San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties Sempervirens Fund https://sempervirens.org/protect-redwoods/volunteer-opportunities/
San Mateo Bay Area wide The Trail Center https://www.trailcenter.org/volunteer/
San Mateo Bay Area wide Volunteers for Outdoor California http://v-o-cal.org/volunteer/volunteer-index.html
Santa Clara San Jose Alum Rock Park Volunteers https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/AlumRockParkVolunteers/info
Santa Clara Bay Area wide Bay Area Ridge Trail https://ridgetrail.org/volunteer-2/
Santa Clara Bay Area wide Bay Nature Institute – Event Calendar https://baynature.org/explore/
Santa Clara Bay Area wide California State Parks Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=886
Santa Clara San Jose City of San Jose – Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services http://www.sanjoseca.gov/index.aspx?NID=589
Santa Clara Palo Alto EcoMagic – Stanford Oak Habitat Stewardship http://www.ecomagic.org/planting.shtml
Santa Clara Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Palo Alto Grassroots Ecology https://www.grassrootsecology.org/volunteer
Santa Clara Los Altos Hills Hidden Villa https://www.hiddenvilla.org/programs/catalog/158-trail-maintenance-volunteer/region-HV/
Santa Clara San Jose Keep Coyote Creek Beautiful https://www.keepcoyotecreekbeautiful.org/
Santa Clara entire county Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District https://www.openspace.org/what-to-do/get-involved/volunteer
Santa Clara entire county Peninsula Open Space Trust https://openspacetrust.org/volunteer/
Santa Clara Bay Area wide San Francisco Bay Chapter of Sierra Club https://www.sierraclub.org/san-francisco-bay/volunteer
Santa Clara entire county Santa Clara County Parks https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/Volunteer/Pages/GetInvolved.aspx
Santa Clara entire county Santa Clara Valley CNPS http://www.cnps-scv.org/index.php/restoration
Santa Clara San Jose Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority https://www.openspaceauthority.org/volunteers.html
Santa Clara entire county Santa Clara Valley Water District – Adopt a Creek https://www.valleywater.org/learning-center/adopt-a-creek
Santa Clara Bay Area wide Save The Bay https://savesfbay.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer
Santa Clara Sunnyvale South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project http://www.southbayrestoration.org/volunteer/
Santa Clara Bay Area wide The Trail Center https://www.trailcenter.org/volunteer/
Santa Clara Santa Clara Ulistac Natural Area Restoration and Education Project http://www.ulistac.org/volunteer
Santa Clara Bay Area wide Volunteers for Outdoor California http://v-o-cal.org/volunteer/volunteer-index.html
Solano Bay Area wide Bay Area Ridge Trail https://ridgetrail.org/volunteer-2/
Solano Bay Area wide Bay Nature Institute – Event Calendar https://baynature.org/explore/
Solano Bay Area wide California State Parks Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=886
Solano Solano County Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership https://cvnl.org/volunteerism/volunteer-solano-2/
Solano Napa County Lake Berryessa Watershed Partnership https://www.solanorcd.org/projects-and-programs/watershed-coordination/lake-berryessa.html
Solano Solano County Lake Berryessa Watershed Partnership https://www.solanorcd.org/projects-and-programs/watershed-coordination/lake-berryessa.html
Solano Bay Area wide San Francisco Bay Chapter of Sierra Club https://www.sierraclub.org/san-francisco-bay/volunteer
Solano Vallejo San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge https://www.fws.gov/refuge/San_Pablo_Bay/GetInvolved.html
Solano Bay Area wide Save The Bay https://savesfbay.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer
Solano Dixon, Fairfield, Suisun City, Vallejo Solano Land Trust https://solanolandtrust.org/about-us/volunteer
Solano entire county Solano Resource Conservation District https://www.solanorcd.org/employment-and-volunteer-opportunities.html
Solano Bay Area wide Volunteers for Outdoor California http://v-o-cal.org/volunteer/volunteer-index.html
Solano Benicia Willis Linn Jepson Chapter CNPS https://jepson.cnps.org/volunteer
Sonoma Bay Area wide Bay Area Ridge Trail https://ridgetrail.org/volunteer-2/
Sonoma Bay Area wide California State Parks Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=886
Sonoma Bodega Bay, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol CNPS: Milo Baker chapter https://milobaker.cnps.org/index.php/events/volunteer-opportunities
Sonoma Fairville, Sears Point Friends of San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge https://www.facebook.com/FriendsofSanPabloBayNWR/
Sonoma Cotati, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation http://lagunafoundation.org/volunteer.html
Sonoma entire county LandPaths http://www.landpaths.org/httplandpathsorgmedia133657volunteer-interest-formpdf.aspx
Sonoma Santa Rosa Pepperwood Preserve https://www.pepperwoodpreserve.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Sonoma Bay Area wide San Francisco Bay Chapter of Sierra Club https://www.sierraclub.org/san-francisco-bay/volunteer
Sonoma Fairville, Sears Point San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge https://www.fws.gov/refuge/San_Pablo_Bay/GetInvolved.html
Sonoma Bay Area wide Save The Bay https://savesfbay.org/get-involved/become-a-volunteer
Sonoma Petaluma, Santa Rosa, Sonoma Sonoma County  Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District https://www.sonomaopenspace.org/outings-events/
Sonoma Sebastopol, Santa Rosa Sonoma County Regional Parks https://parks.sonomacounty.ca.gov/Learn/Support/Volunteer/
Sonoma Kenwood, Sonoma Sonoma Ecology Center https://sonomaecologycenter.org/volunteer/
Sonoma Glen Ellen, Sears Point, Sonoma Sonoma Land Trust https://sonomalandtrust.org/volunteer-program/
Sonoma Bodega Bay, Guerneville, Jenner Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods https://www.stewardscr.org/
Sonoma Bay Area wide Volunteers for Outdoor California http://v-o-cal.org/volunteer/volunteer-index.html