Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Earth Day is a time to celebrate the wonders of the natural world. But why celebrate it one time a year when you can make Earth Day, Everyday! Help out with your community and get involved in local efforts to preserve the environment. In San Mateo County you will find many opportunities to make a difference.

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Every Friday
Edgewood Preserve Habitat Restoration
Location: varies
8:30 a.m. - Redwood City

Assist with the removal of invasive non-native plants. Contact John Allen by email, , for meeting place and instruction. For other volunteer opportunities at Edgewood Preserve, visit

First Saturday of Each Month
Pescadero Conservation Alliance
Franklin Point (part of Aņo Nuevo State Reserve)
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Restoration Event: Remove European Dune Grass and Pampas Grass, two extremely invasive species that are destroying native dune habitats in one of the most beautiful natural dune areas on the coast.

Meet at the beach access parking area south of the Gazos Creek Beach House Gas Station. The project is suitable for all ages 7-85. Tools and gloves are provided thanks to a grant from the Bella Vista Foundation. For more information: Contact John Wade, Executive Director at 650-879-1441 or via email

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San Mateo County Department of Parks

San Mateo County is lucky to have beautiful parks that provide habitat for a wide variety of plants and animals and give the residents of the county a feeling of open space and a place to play. The parks depend on volunteers to maintain the integrity of the habitat and the quality of the trails. There are also on going naturalist-led hikes, wildflower walks and bird watching activities that you can participate in.

If you are interested in finding out more about visiting or volunteering at a particular San Mateo County park, visit the San Mateo County Department of Parks website.

Friends of the Parks San Mateo County Parks Foundation

San Mateo County Parks are also supported by the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing additional financial support for the recreational, environmental and educational programs and projects of the San Mateo County Parks and Recreation Department. The Parks Foundation is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors and has a small staff. The foundation seeks grants and contributions from individuals, foundations and businesses. To find out more about the Parks Foundation, to make a donation or to volunteer visit the Parks Foundation website.