Aramburu Island Sanctuary Work Party


Cause Areas


Sat Jun 09, 2018, 09:00 AM - 01:00 PM


376 Greenwood Beach RoadTiburon, CA 94920


The project site is located in Richardson Bay, a short boat ride or kayak paddle from our center in Tiburon. The 17-acre island was created in the early 1960s by dredge spoils and fill from nearby development. Though protected as a preserve, Aramburu received little attention over the years. Invasive, non-native plants dominated the island and waves pounded the shoreline, causing up to 6 feet of erosion per year. Following the Cosco-Busan oil spill in 2007, Audubon staff observed that the majority of birds in Richardson Bay were using Aramburu Island as a refuge from toxic waters. Seeing this need for habitat sparked the plan for an enhancement project. Audubon and its partners spent two years fundraising, planning, and permitting the project. The Enhancement Plan was designed to improve aquatic, wetland, and upland habitats for a range of local species, stabilize the rapidly eroding eastern shoreline, and help the island and surrounding communities adapt to sea level rise. Visiting Aramburu Island Sanctuary offers volunteers a great opportunity to view resting and foraging shore and waterbirds. We were lucky enough this year to be home to killdeer, black-necked stilt and even black oystercatcher nests and chicks! The company is always friendly, the views of San Francisco Bay are amazing (depending on fog) and not much can compare to spending outside on the Bay. Those under 16 are REQUIRED to bring an adult volunteer with them. When you RSVP make sure to register both individuals. For quickest response email Erin to RSVP or if you have any questions.


Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 10
  • closed-toe shoes, waterbottle, sunscreen!

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