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Habitat Restoration with SFBBO at Bair Island (Redwood City)

  • 30 Mar 2019
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • 501 E Bayshore Rd. Redwood City, CA
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Join fellow Cornell Alumni & friends to volunteer with the San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory (SFBBO) and restore the habitat at Bair Island in Redwood City.

The SFBBO Habitats program through partnerships with US Fish and Wildlife Service and the Peninsula Open Space Trust has been restoring tidal marsh plant communities at Bair Island since 2015. These plant communities provide an important habitat for many species of wildlife, especially during extreme high tide events. However because much of the historic habitat has been lost, the establishment of these native plant communities requires active management through plantings and weeding. As a volunteer, you can help SFBBO by directly taking part in restoring these lost habitats that will support Bair Island's ecosystem. Our host from SFBBO will be Yiwei Wang, PhD' 04, who is the Executive Director at SFBBO and also a Cornell alum.


We will volunteer from 9am until noon. After volunteering, we can do a group lunch if you would like to join us. Venue TBD. Please arrive 10 mins early so we can get the group together and start promptly at 9am.

Directions & Parking:

Park on the street near 501 E Bayshore Rd in Redwood City. We will meet at the entrance to the Bair Island next to Alan Steel and Supply.

Dress & Shoes:

Please dress in layers appropriate for the weather and whatever you would wear for playing in the dirt (ok, gardening). Waterproof shoes would work best. Bring a hat and sunblock, and plenty of water. SFBBO will provide gloves and tools.  

Questions? Please contact Raj Uppala, MBA '15 or Ellen Taylor, CLS'16 

Proceeds from our events go towards Cornell endowed scholarships managed by Cornell University, and platform maintenance. Learn more about the scholarships here.

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