In partnership with Save The Bay through our inaugural Bay Day celebration, interns from Facebook volunteered at our Palo Alto Baylands restoration site for a Facebook Intern Service Day.
In partnership with Save The Bay through our inaugural Bay Day celebration, interns from Facebook volunteered at our Palo Alto Baylands restoration site for a Facebook Intern Service Day.

Last week, 20 Facebook interns came out to our Palo Alto Baylands restoration site for a Facebook Intern Service Day. This event was part of a broader partnership between Save The Bay and Facebook, who was the lead sponsor for Bay Day 2016 this year.

Facebook interns removed 200 pounds of invasive fennel from our restoration site.
Facebook interns removed 200 pounds of invasive fennel from our restoration site.

During their volunteer day, Facebook interns learned Bay history, went on a nature walk around the Baylands, did some bird watching, and removed 200 pounds of invasive fennel! In transition zones like the Palo Alto Baylands, invasive plants like Foeniculum vulgare (Fennel) have taken over and out-competed native species. Removing the fennel from our restoration site is a crucial step before we start planting natives along the shoreline.

Save The Bay’s volunteers are a huge part of achieving our restoration goals and working towards a climate-resilient Bay. Thanks for volunteering with us, Facebook!