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Tend the Wild


Learn more about some of the city's programs to protect natural areas: 

Get involved in a habitat restoration or stewardship program to preserve and grow our native flora, fauna, and fungi. From the Presidio to McLaren Park, habitat restoration takes place every week in wildlands all over the city. 

View map to find ecological restoration sites >


Volunteer work spans the full seasonal cycle of restoration: seed collecting, propagating seedlings in the nursery, planting indigenous species in restoration sites, weeding invasive plants, or monitoring the results of restoration efforts. Stewards help with rare plant and wildlife monitoring, preventing soil erosion, trail construction and maintenance, and engaging the public. 

Additional Resources

Biodiversity Calendar - Nature restoration and biodiversity events

San Francisco Parks Alliance Projects - Restoration volunteer days  

Find the Wild • Tend the Wild • Grow the Wild

San Francisco is located in a global biodiversity hotspot.   


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