Calling all Teen Artists currently attending school in grades 6 through 12!
Take advantage of a great opportunity to have your artwork on display at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge environmental education center in Alviso from April through May 2020.
All submissions are due by March 21st at the Environmental Education Center in Alviso. Artwork should be no larger than 24" by 32", be prepared with a securely attached hanger, the registration form, and label including the artist's name, grade, and the title of the piece.
Artwork should incorporate the Earth Day 2020 theme, "Climate Change."
If you are passionate about environmental awareness and nature conservation, you can now share your values with those you love.
The Nature Stores at the Fremont Visitor Center and the Alviso Environmental Education Center are stocked with items to inspire and inform about the National Wildlife Refuges with a local focus.
Find pocket guides, books (including a book on Drawbridge), toys, T-shirts, hoodies, hats, and more--relevant and fun items--that you can proudly gift to your family and friends on any occasion, to share your love of the Refuge.
New items this quarter: informative fields guides, soft cotton hoodies (Water is Life and Foxie), and t-shirts: Salamanders in short and long sleeve, and Dive into Nature.
Fremont Visitor Center: 11 am to 4:30 pm - Wed through Friday
Environmental Education Center: Saturday - 10 am to 4:30 pm
Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, Fremont, CA
One part-time (30 hours/week) biological field technician is needed to assist the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge for a temporary position, expected to be from mid-February through September, 2020. Primary duty station is Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, but technician may also provide support to other refuges within the Complex- website: http://www.fws.gov/sfbayrefuges/
This biological field technician position will provide diverse biological field experience and professional development opportunities, including: avian predator surveys, non-native vegetation removal including herbicide application, water quality monitoring in ponds managed for waterfowl and shorebirds, bird nest success monitoring, endangered plant and animal surveys, data entry, and report preparation. Technician will conduct some duties independently, but may work as part of a team to complete other duties. Duties may include early morning/late evening surveys, occasional weekend work, working with staff and volunteers, and supply and equipment inventories or preparation.
The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is happy to publish the second issue of its new, digital-only newsletter, Tide Rising: Volume 1, Issue 2, Winter 2019. This issue’s theme is Restoration, Reflection, and Discovery.
As the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society publishes its second digital online newsletter, we reflect on the work the Society, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and partners have done to restore habitats and locations that were changed by humans in past years.
In this issue:
Learn about the Antioch Dunes NWR from Louis Terrazas, USFWS Wildlife Resource Specialist.
Susan Euing, USFWS Wildlife Biologist, will share the Complex’s efforts to restore an endangered species, the Least Tern, at the Veteran’s Affairs Alameda Point (VAAP) colony.
Francesca Demgen describes how volunteers and USFWS staff are working to restore and grow the North Bay Refuges.
by Meg Marriott, Wildlife Biologist, San Pablo Bay NWR and Marin Islands NWR; Josh Nuzzo, Nursery Manager, Point Blue; and Jax Vernacchia, SCA intern
San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Formed in 1974, San Pablo Bay Refuge provides 21,000 acres of tidal and seasonal wetlands habitat. These acres located in the North Bay included historically a military base and lands for agricultural and hunting.
San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Credit USFWS.
by Tracy Flor Figueroa, Student Conservation Association (SCA) intern, San Francisco Bay NWR Complex
Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge
Formed in 1973, within 367 acres, this Refuge has six habitat types: Beach, dunes, salt marsh, saline ponds, Salinas River/lagoon, and grasslands. Located south of Moss Landing, it protects several threatened and endangered species, including Western snowy plover, Smith’s blue butterfly, and Monterey spineflower.
Salinas River National Wildlife Refuge. Credit USFWS.
The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Friends group, authorized by Congress to support the education, interpretation, and research activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Help us in our mission to promote public awareness and appreciation of the San Francisco Bay and its natural history, and to conserve and preserve the remaining bay lands as essential wildlife habitat.
A general donation is appreciated, or you can select these key projects: Summer Camp 2020, FWS & SFBWS Volunteer Recognition efforts, Tai Chi at Don Edwards, Habitat Restoration & Research at Ellicott Slough and Salinas River Refuges.
Your support of our education, interpretation, and research activities is more important than ever. Any amount you’re willing to donate this holiday season will be greatly appreciated! Donations may be fully tax-deductible.
If you are passionate about environmental awareness and nature conservation, please remember to share your values with those you love.
The Nature Stores at the Fremont Visitor Center and the Alviso Environmental Education Center are stocked with items to inspire and inform about the Refuges with a local focus.
Find pocket guides, books (including a book on Drawbridge), toys, T-shirts, hoodies, hats, and more--relevant and fun items--that you can proudly give to your family and friends this holiday season, to share your love of the Refuge.