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The Work We Do

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About Our Programs

Richardson Bay is ground zero for waterbirds and Pacific herring in San Francisco Bay. We manage the only open water sanctuary in San Francisco Bay, which provides shelter from all disturbance during each winter season. Our 900-acre open water sanctuary is closed from October 1-March 31 each year, and is a unique subtital and tidal ecosystem utilized by researchers focused on questions about how best to protect and restore the eelgrass system.

Our 10.5 acre site adjacent to the bay hosts our youth conservation leadership program, summer camp, volunteer opportunities, and offers facility rentals to individuals and organizations. The space is open to the public to ejoy each weekday.

Audubon Adventure Camp
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Audubon Adventure Camp

A nature-based, fully inclusive experience perfect for campers between the ages of 4 and 8!

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On the Fly Camp
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On the Fly Camp

Campers entering 4th through 6th grade become bird scientists in this special camp session focused on everything birds!

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Expedition Camp
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Expedition Camp

Campers entering 4th through 6th grade diver into the incredible diversity of habitats found at the sanctuary and off-site around Marin County!

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Audubon Youth Leaders - Naturalists in Training
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Audubon Youth Leaders - Naturalists in Training

Youth ages 11-17 have a blast outdoors building leadership and nature skills as well as working with young children!

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Volunteer at Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
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Volunteer at Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

All are welcome to get involved with Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary's community led environmental research and wildlife conservation.

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Aramburu Island Enhancement
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Aramburu Island Enhancement

Join us for a day of habitat restoration in your backyard Bay!

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Audubon Youth Programs
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Audubon Youth Programs

Today’s youth will be the environmental leaders of tomorrow if given a chance to see themselves as agents of change today.

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Volunteer at Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary
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Volunteer at Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

All are welcome to get involved with Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary's community led environmental research and wildlife conservation.

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