Starting as an oil spill mitigation project, Golden Gate Audubon and the Port of San Francisco have been working at Pier 94 to provide habitat. GGAS’s first volunteer project at this site surrounded by industry was in 2002. This 5 acre tidal wetlands are among the few remaining wetlands around SF Bay yet they provide valuable habitat to over 150 species of birds. Wetlands are critical as birds and humans face sea level rise and climate change storm surge. In 2019, GGAS received the Outstanding Environmental Project Award by the Friends of the San Francisco Estuary.
Pier 94 wetlands cleanse the water that flows into the Bay, sequesters carbon, creates oxygen, and provides food, shelter, and a resting spot for myriad of species. GGAS and the Port of San Francisco are working together to improve wildlife habitat through science-guided efforts including:
- Maintaining and tracking wetland and upland species over time
- Raising awareness of the importance of wetlands and wildlife
- Offering community science opportunities
What You Can Do
Join our 1st Saturday volunteer events each month 9:30 am-12:30 pm. For more information on our volunteer opportunities, please click here.
For information regarding Native Oyster and Eelgrass Research at Pier 94, please click here.