Butterfly Garden Manager

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Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge

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Having fun pulling non-native plants!

Experienced volunteer in California native plants needed to keep the education center’s demonstration garden thriving. This position will require nursery management and developing a plan for the 1.5 acre garden.

History: Volunteers established this garden to provide critical habitat for songbirds and butterflies, and to demonstrate how to garden for wildlife using beautiful California native plants, without the use of herbicides. It contains mature specimens of Ceanothus, fuchsia-flowered gooseberry, pink flowering currant, buckwheat, toyon, and black sage in a naturalistic setting.

To Apply: Please send resume and letter of interest to watershedwatchers@sfbws.com.

Commitment: 3 months

Hours: Flexible, 1-2 days per week.

From sand dunes to salt marsh, from rocky, offshore islands to golden beaches, the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex offers a glimpse into the biological wonders of the San Francisco Bay Area. Despite booming industries and growing populations, these National Wildlife Refuges preserve an incredibly complex ecosystem.

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About Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge


1751 Grand Blvd., Alviso, CA 95022, US

Mission Statement

The National Wildlife Refuge System, within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, manages a national network of lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.


From its start in 1903, the National Wildlife Refuge System has owed its very existence to concerned citizens eager to protect America's natural resources.

More than 200 nonprofit Refuge Friends organizations support national wildlife refuges. Some work with a single refuge, some for a refuge complex or an entire state. Friends members are crucial to conserving and protecting our nation’s wildlife and teaching millions of Americans that their actions today determine the conservation legacy of tomorrow.

More than 42,000 people volunteer their time and ideas each year to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Whether they work on the land, in a visitor center or with youth, they contribute to the conservation mission that reaches back more than a century. Become a volunteer or Refuge Friend to contribute your strength on behalf of America’s natural resources.


We'll work with your schedule.


1751 Grand Blvd.Alviso, CA 95002



  • Gardening
  • Horticulture
  • Habitat Restoration


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 days a week for a 3 month commitment
  • Preferred age 18+

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