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The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Friends group, authorized by Congress to support the education, interpretation, and research activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Help us in our mission to promote public awareness and appreciation of the San Francisco Bay and its natural history, and to conserve and preserve the remaining bay lands as essential wildlife habitat.

Your support of our education, interpretation, and research activities is more important than ever. Any amount you’re willing to donate this holiday season will be greatly appreciated! Donations may be fully tax-deductible.

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Nature Art Show and 30th Anniversary Celebration a great success

Framed print of a watercolor painting by Kathy Kleinsteiber

Framed print of a watercolor painting by Kathy Kleinsteiber.

by Ceal Craig

San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society’s Nature Art Show and 30th Anniversary celebration was great fun and a resounding success.

The artists’ works were beautiful. We had a lovely party, and many people came to appreciate the works by Kathy Kleinsteiber, Donald Neff, Shirley Lin, Linda Patterson, Linda Knoll, Matthew Dodder, Julie Long, and Attila Cziglenyi.

Watch our website, www.sfbws.com, for a Nature Art Portfolio coming soon. We will put the artists’ works on-line for continued sales, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the Society to support our on-going programs at the refuge.

On #GivingTuesday help us conserve and preserve the essential wildlife habitat of the San Francisco Bay.

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The San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) Friends group, authorized by Congress to support the education, interpretation, and research activities of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Help us in our mission to promote public awareness and appreciation of the San Francisco Bay and its natural history, and to conserve and preserve the remaining bay lands as essential wildlife habitat.

Your support of our education, interpretation, and research activities is more important than ever. Any amount you’re willing to donate this #GivingTuesday will be greatly appreciated! Donations may be fully tax-deductible.

Click here to support us with your charitable donation this #GivingTuesday.

Donate when you shop on Amazon this Black Friday

Black Friday is just around the corner and there are amazing deals to be found online! Support us by starting your shopping at smile.amazon.com/ch/94-3039253.

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.

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SFBWS at the USFWS Region 8 Visitor Services Workshop for Service staff and Friends Groups

by Ceal Craig

Mary Deschene and Dr. Ceal Craig, with Anne Morkill, San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex manager, hosted a session called “Grant Development Lessons and Best Practices” for a U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Region 8 Visitor Services Workshop for Service staff and Friends Groups.

The Visitor Services Region 8 Workshop included a project for the workshop host, San Luis National Wildlife Refuge Complex, and a field trip to learn about storytelling at our newest national park: Pinnacles! If you have not visited either place, I recommend a visit this fall and winter. It was a bit hot in late June. Best time to visit Pinnacles is during the week; weekends have long lines at the entrance gates.

Art Show and Sale to Benefit Education Programs at the Refuge

Framed print of a watercolor painting by Kathy Kleinsteiber

Framed print of a watercolor painting by Kathy Kleinsteiber. Photo courtesy Kathy Kleinsteiber. Copyright Kathy Kleinsteiber.

Come see our newest art display at the Environmental Education Center in Alviso and learn about some of the native plants, birds and insects in nearby oak woodlands!

Local artist Kathy Kleinsteiber has donated framed prints of her watercolor paintings to the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society to be sold. The entire sale price will go toward the educational programs in Alviso. These high-quality, limited edition giclee prints are framed with archival mats, wood frames and plexiglass glazing.

The artwork will be on display until November 30, 2017. You may purchase any print now, but will need to come back after the exhibit to retrieve your purchase so that the show will remain intact for others to enjoy. Hurry in for the best selection!

Shark Day • October 21, 2017

Bring a picnic and enjoy the Bay Area's wetland wildlife at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Take part in Shark Day at the Environmental Education Center in Alviso on Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Take part in one or all of these free activities:

  • Live leopard sharks
  • Nature walks
  • Arts & Crafts

For directions and more information: USFWS website or call 408-262-5513.

Shark Day is sponsored by the City of San Jose (Living Wetlands Program), Santa Clara Valley Urban Runoff Prevention Program (Watershed Watchers), The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Marine Science Institute, and the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society.

NorCal wildfires sweep over parts of San Pablo Bay NWR

NorCal wildfires swept over parts of San Pablo Bay NWR from October 9 through 11, 2017. Credit Google Maps.

NorCal wildfires swept over parts of San Pablo Bay NWR from October 9 through 11, 2017. Credit Google Maps.

Wildfires sweeping the wine country in northern California destroyed 222 acres of refuge land at the Sears Point Unit of the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge on October 11, 2017. A back burn conducted two days earlier by the Lakeville Volunteer Fire Department on the 5 acre compound of the refuge headquarters ensured that all the structures there survived intact.

Celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week (Oct 8 - 14) at Don Edwards SF Bay NWR

Come celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week this year from October 8 through October 14 at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. On October 14, drop by the refuge to celebrate nature by exploring your creative side. Whether it’s browsing artwork by local artists, crafting animals out of paper, or creating an animal-shaped yummy treat, there’s something for everyone. Take part in some or all of the activities listed below.

  • Origami: Transform paper into animals
  • Nature Quilt Project: Put your stamp on a fabric square
  • 2017 California Jr. Duck Stamp Winners Display
  • Create your Fish Print Tote Bag: (While supplies last)
  • Animal Desserts: Get ideas for your next wildlife-themed party.
  • Art Show and Reception

Annual Sale of Native Plants • October 7, 2017

Time to landscape your yard before the rains start with drought-tolerant, native plants from the San Francisco Bay Area. Create habitat for pollinators and birds around the San Francisco Bay. Plants sold by the San Francisco Bay Wildlife Society.

Saturday, October 7, 2017 10:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
2 Marshlands Rd, Fremont, CA
For more information, call Carmen Minch at 510-792-0222 ext. 476.

For driving directions to the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, go to http://www.fws.gov/refuge/don_edwards_san_francisco_bay/drivingdirection...

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