Earth Island Institute was founded in 1982 as a nonprofit organization to develop innovative projects for the conservation, preservation, and restoration of the global environment. Visit their web site to learn about their various projects.
Earth Team is a free Bay Area environmental education action and resource network for teens, teachers and youth group leaders. They provide access to hands-on service opportunities gatherings, resources, and tools. They have monthly environmental restoration projects and a group of teen leaders.
The East Bay Regional Parks district seeks to preserve wetlands and open areas for environmental preservation and low impact use. The park district operates 59 parks and more than 1,100 miles of trails in its two-county jurisdiction. East Bay Regional Park also offers frequent shoreline cleanups for small or large groups.
Home Farms is a 16-acre farm bequeathed to the City of San Ramon. The property has two houses, fourteen outbuildings and two pergolas. Students can help at their Saturday work days, special events, and fall and spring cleanup days.
The Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy has a wide variety of opportunities working in the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Examples of projects include working at a native plant nursery, doing habitat restoration at ocean side and creek sites, and working at Crissy Field.
Their mission is to make the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area a better place to live by protecting the region’s Greenbelt and improving the livability of its cities and towns.
Mount Diablo State Park
Mount Diablo State Park works to keep the mountain accessible to all people. Volunteers will do trail work and park maintenance. The minimum age is 15.
People’s Grocery is a community-based organization working to find creative solutions to the food needs of the residents of West Oakland. Their mission is to uphold the human right to healthy and affordable food and to build community self-reliance by increasing neighborhood access to locally-produced fruits and vegetables and by promoting social enterprise youth entrepreneurship, sustainable agriculture and grassroots organizing
Save The Bay seeks to preserve, restore and protect the San Francisco Bay and Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta Estuary as a healthy and biologically diverse ecosystem essential to the well-being of the human and natural communities it sustains. Save the Bay has a variety of wetlands restoration projects, a native plant nursery and other projects that students can help with.
Every bite of food connects us with the soil, sun, water and air and to the people who work to feed us. Slide Ranch teachers respect and responsibility for sustaining these connections. Help is needed working as a teaching docent for family weekend programs, garden assistants ranch hands, and administrative assistants.