Woodside-Atherton
Garden Club
Member of Garden Club of America








Organizations Dedicated to the Preservation & Restoration of the San Francisco Bay

The Woodside-Atherton Garden Club

A member club of the Garden Club of America and one of the 6 Bay area clubs that have formed Bay Visons.

Founded 1929

The Woodside Atherton Garden Club, partnering with Save the Bay, works monthly to restore the tidal marsh transition zone to increase wetland habitat, protect against pollution, and create a demonstration site for public education and leadership. City of Palo Alto: Baylands

Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club

A member club of the Garden Club of America and one of the 6 Bay area clubs that have formed Bay Visons.

Founded 1979

The Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club, with the Return of the Natives group, propagates local natives for the Monterey Dunes State Park and helps replant these seedlings.

Hillsborough Garden Club

A member club of the Garden Club of America and one of the 6 Bay area clubs that have formed Bay Visons.

Founded 1922

The Hillsborough Garden Club, active for a decade in San Francisco Bay restoration through generous donations and hands-on projects, currently anticipates a collaboration with Heron's Head Park for wetlands habitat restoration in the Bayview-Hunters Point area.

Marin Garden Club

A member club of the Garden Club of America and one of the 6 Bay area clubs that have formed Bay Visons.

At Old St. Hilary's Open Space, members of the Marin Garden Club collaborate with the Marin Master Gardeners and Marin County Open Space to propagate native bunch grasses from seeds collected on site. Then they plant the seedlings in the area that they help to clear of invasives.

Orinda Garden Club

A member club of the Garden Club of America and one of the 6 Bay area clubs that have formed Bay Visons.

Founded 1922

Orinda Garden Club and the Piedmont Garden Club work together in partnership with Save The Bay and the East Bay Regional Parks to help restore the Martin Luther King Shoreline in Oakland by planting native plants along the transition zone.

Piedmont Garden Club

A member club of the Garden Club of America and one of the 6 Bay area clubs that have formed Bay Visons.

Founded 1923

Piedmont Garden Club and the Orinda Garden Club work together in partnership with Save The Bay and the East Bay Regional Parks to help restore the Martin Luther King Shoreline in Oakland by planting native plants along the transition zone.

The Garden Club of America

Founded in 1913, The Garden Club of America is a volunteer, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization comprised of 200 member clubs, of which Woodside-Atherton Garden Club is one, and approximately 18,000 club members throughout the country.

The purpose of The Garden Club of America is to stimulate the knowledge and love of gardening, to share the advantages of association by means of educational meetings, conferences, correspondence and publications, and to restore, improve and protect the quality of the environment through educational programs and action in the fields of conservation and civic improvement.

Save the Bay

Save The Bay is the largest regional organization working to protect, restore and celebrate San Francisco Bay since 1961.

The Woodside Atherton Garden Club, partnering with Save the Bay, works monthly to restore the tidal marsh transition zone to increase wetland habitat, protect against pollution, and create a demonstration site for public education and leadership. The project takes place here: City of Palo Alto: Baylands

Orinda Garden Club and the Piedmont Garden Club work together in partnership with Save The Bay and the East Bay Regional Parks to help restore the Martin Luther King Shoreline in Oakland by planting native plants along the transition zone.

bay.org

Also known as the "Bay Institute"

The Most Trusted Voice for Water in Northern California

San Francisco's largest watershed conservation group, bay.org is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that speaks not just for the Bay, local coastal waters, Delta, rivers, and wetlands, but for the wildlife and people who call this place–the largest estuary on the West Coast–their home.

San Francisco Estuary Institute

Our Watersheds, Our Future

We help decision-makers identify cost-effective options for protecting and restoring natural resources.

Bay Nature Institute

The Bay Nature Institute, based in Berkeley, California, is dedicated to educating the people of the San Francisco Bay Area about, and celebrating the beauty of, the surrounding natural world.

California Academy of Sciences

California Academy of Sciences is a San Francisco science museum, a scientific and educational institution made to explore and sustain life on Earth.

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay Nature Wildlife Refuge

United States Fish and Wildlife Service protecting wildlife habitat and providing opportunities for nature study.

Aquarium of the Bay

An educational facility dedicated to inspiring conservation of San Francisco Bay and marine environments, located adjacent to Pier 39.

Part of bay.org and in association with Sea Lion Center, The Bay Model Alliance, EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park and Bay Institute.

Sea Lion Center

One of San Francisco's most popular attractions just got bigger: the Sea Lion Center is now open at PIER 39!

Part of bay.org and in association with Aquarium of the Bay, The Bay Model Alliance, EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park and Bay Institute.

Bay Model Alliance

The Bay Model Alliance is a division of bay.org, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit with the mission to protect, restore and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the sea. The Bay Model Alliance works to build a comprehensive learning center for the Bay, on the Bay. Through this division, we offer enhanced educational programming and special events such as lectures, films, and seminars at the Bay Model Visitor Center–creating more opportunities for visitors to learn about the oceans and rivers that are joined by the iconic San Francisco Bay.

Part of bay.org and in association with Aquarium of the Bay, Sea Lion Center, EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park and Bay Institute.

Eco Center at Heron's Head Park

As a division of bay.org, the EcoCenter's mission is to protect, restore and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the sea. An essential niche for the communities of southeast San Francisco within the environmental education field, the EcoCenter at Heron's Head Park fulfills this mission by serving as a model for green building, sustainable resource use, environmental justice, and experiential learning in one of the least-expected places in the City. As such, it is an inspiration for communities that face similar social and environmental challenges as those found in our neighborhood.

Part of bay.org and in association with Aquarium of the Bay, Sea Lion Center, Bay Model Alliance and Bay Institute.

The Hillsborough Garden Club, active for a decade in San Francisco Bay restoration through generous donations and hands-on projects, currently anticipates a collaboration with Heron's Head Park for wetlands habitat restoration in the Bayview-Hunters Point area.

Baylands Nature Preserve

Home to the Woodside-Atherton Garden Club Partners For Plants project.

Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is one of the largest tracts of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails provide access to a unique mixture of tidal and fresh water habitats.

The Woodside Atherton Garden Club, partnering with Save the Bay, works monthly to restore the tidal marsh transition zone to increase wetland habitat, protect against pollution, and create a demonstration site for public education and leadership. City of Palo Alto: Baylands

BAYLANDS ECOYSYSTEM HABITAT GOALS PROJECT

Mission Blue

"Mission Blue is an initiative of the Sylvia Earle Alliance to ignite public support for the protection of Hope Spots – special places that are vital to the health of the ocean – through the creation of a global network of marine protected areas to safeguard 20% of the ocean by 2020."

California State Univerisity, Monterey Bay: Return of the Natives

R.O.N. is a community and school based environmental education program dedicated to involving students (Kindergarten through University) and the community in native habitat restoration.

The Carmel-by-the-Sea Garden Club, with the Return of the Natives group, propagates local natives for the Monterey Dunes State Park and helps replant these seedlings.

Old St. Hilary's Open Space

The land immediately surrounding this small chapel was set aside as a historical landmark in the ‘50's, as was the slope below it, which came to be known as the John Thomas Howell Botanical Garden, in honor of the author of the venerable Marin Flora. But the land above and below these parcels was slated for development and didn't pass into public hands until the 1990's.

At Old St. Hilary's Open Space, members of the Marin Garden Club collaborate with the Marin Master Gardeners and Marin County Open Space to propagate native bunch grasses from seeds collected on site. Then they plant the seedlings in the area that they help to clear of invasives.

East Bay Regional Park District

The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful parklands and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco. The system comprises 119,000 acres in 65 parks, including over 1,250 miles of trails. We acquire, manage, and preserve natural and cultural resources for all to enjoy now and into the future. Our parks are ideal for healthful recreation and environmental education. We invite you to enjoy hiking, biking, picnicking, horseback riding, camping, fishing, golfing, boating and nature study in our parks.

Orinda Garden Club and the Piedmont Garden Club work together in partnership with Save The Bay and the East Bay Regional Parks to help restore the Martin Luther King Shoreline in Oakland by planting native plants along the transition zone.

Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary

Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary staff and volunteers focus on waterbird conservation in our Sanctuary and northern San Francisco Bay and use our site as an outdoor classroom to inspire and educate our community.

Our sanctuary is located on Richardson Bay and is comprised of 10.5 acres of uplands and 900 acres of subtidal bay. We are part of a nation-wide network of National Audubon Society nature centers, chapters, and programs focused on bird conservation and public engagement.