San Mateo & Santa Clara Counties - Habitat Restoration Resources, Volunteer Projects & Entities
Including native plant gardening resources

(this page updated November 26, 2005)

Free and Open to the Public!
Going Native Garden Tour - April 30, 2006
Tours of native plant gardens  on SF Peninsula & in Santa Clara Valley

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Acterra (formerly Bay Area Action+PCCF)
"Bringing people together to shape sustainable communities and preserve natural resources through education, action, and advocacy".  Projects include habitat restoration, education and much more.  

Arastradero Preserve Stewardship Project
609-acre open space preserve in the Palo Alto foothills. Acterra has been performing natural habitat restoration, mapping native and non-native vegetation, maintaining the trail system, and working with students from local middle schools, high schools, and universities."

California Native Garden Foundation
76 Race Street, San Jose, CA 95126
"...a non-profit research and educational organization which promotes gardening with California native plants."

California Native Plant Society (CNPS) - Santa Clara Valley Chapter (Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties)
Native plant sales (April & October), native plant revegetation, Gardening With Natives group, non native plant removal , public presentations, books and more...
Address:  3921 E. Bayshore Blvd., Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone:     650-691-9749

Coyote Creek Riparian Station Avian Research Program
Using volunteer based bird banding to study restored urban riparian habitat at the South end of San Francisco Bay

Edgewood County Park & Preserve - Non Native Plant Eradication
Edgewood Road near Highway 280; Redwood City, CA
Non Native Plant Eradication
Wednesday eves Apr-Oct: Ken Himes 650-591-8560 for info & directions
Friday mornings:  email John Allen at for details; please use a subject line of "Edgewood Weeding info needed"

Friends of Edgewood Natural Preserve
PO Box 3422
Redwood City CA  94064-3422
Phone & FAX:  650-361-1218

Going Native Garden Tour - April 30, 2006
Tours of private & public gardens on SF Peninsula & in Santa Clara Valley

Half Moon Bay
State Beach, Half Moon Bay - Dune & Coastal Bluff Restoration
Phone: 650-726-8801 (ask for Marianne Kjobmand)
Projects including native plant revegetation, installation of Snowy Plover exclosure fencing, trails, seed collection for onsite revegetation, hauling/spreading mulch, planting seedlings, posting signs and graphics, and weed maintenence of planted areas.  Also special project events and scheduling.  

PO Box 894, Stanford, CA 94309
Phone: 650-323-7333 Fax: 650-323-4232
Stewardship of California oaks and other native plants on Stanford lands.  This and all of Magic's projects involve applying the principles of ecology to see ourselves and our world more accurately, and thus to take better care of ourselves, each other, and the rest of our environment.

Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD) (frequent habitat restoration opportunities)
Phone: 650-691-1200

Montara Mountain -- San Mateo County.  Web site includes native plants database, schedule for work days, restoration info, site info, links and more.  
Phone:  (650)728-8239

Mount San Bruno - San Bruno Mountain Watch
"To preserve and protect San Bruno Mountain from several multi-million dollar development projects. These projects pose a grave threat to the burial site of the last and largest remaining ancient California Indian (Ohlone) villages in the Bay Area (5000 years old!) and the precious remaining habitat of several Endangered Species, which call San Bruno Mountain home."

San Bruno
-- Native plant revegetation & non native eradication. Ongoing programs & events. Participate in butterfly habitat restoration & native plant garden care on the second Sunday of every month, 9:30am to 12:30pm. Call 415-584-7320 for more info.
c/o Kathy & Louis Manus
824 Templeton Avenue, Daly City, CA  94014-1265

Pacifica's Environmental Family
Pacifica State Beach
Meet 4th Sunday of every month at 10:00am in the Community Center Parking Lot,
Crespi Drive & Highway 1. For more info: Shirley Suhrer at 650-359-0892

Pescadero Conservation Alliance
PO Box 873, Pescadero, CA 94060
Our mission is to restore the ecological health of the San Mateo coast. The Field Research Station at Gazos Creek is our headquarters for hands-on restoration, research and education in the practice of environmental stewardship. Free natural history lectures & field trips, habitat restoration volunteer projects & more.  

Peninsula Open Space Trust
Dedicated to preserving the beauty, character and diversity of the San Francisco Peninsula.  

San Francisquito Creek Watershed Council   The San Francisquito Watershed Council is a collaborative partnership to improve water quality, reduce flood dangers and maintain and restore riparian and aquatic habitats along San Francisquito Creek.

The Trail Center -- Habitat restoration & info re: local restoration projects

Ulistac Natural Area Community Habitat Restoration Project (UNA-CHRP)
Native plant revegetation and other at this special 40-acre open space in Santa Clara. Volunteer work days throughout the year. Ongoing tasks include planting 16 native species, weeding, and mulching.
Phone:  408-554-5419 Kelly Crowley, Ulistac Outreach Coordinator

Weed Management Area - San Mateo County

Weed Management Area - Santa Clara County


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