Bounded by Mountain View and East Palo Alto, the 1,940-acre Baylands Preserve is one of the largest tracts of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay. Fifteen miles of multi-use trails provide access to a unique mixture of tidal and fresh water habitats.
Many consider this area to be one of the best bird watching areas on the west coast. The preserve has a substantial resident population of birds as well as being a major migratory stopover on the Pacific Flyway.
Things To Do
Include walking, running or biking on 15 miles of trails; bird watching; wind surfing and boating (non-motorized craft such as canoes, kayaks or small, hand-launched boats and sailboards). The city also offers a variety of nature walks and programs on ecology and natural history. See the Activities and Programs page for more information.
Earth Day Celebration in the Baylands
Join us and a host of local organizations on Saturday, April 20 for a day of nature fun that will have you GREEN with Earth envy! We will be playing from 11 am. to 3 p.m.
Enjoy live animals, hands-on fish netting, guided bird walks, scavenger hunts with prizes, arts and crafts, interactive nature learning stations, and more ways to celebrate Earth Day.
The Baylands Earth Day is brought to you in partnership by the following groups: City of Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve and its Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo, Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant, Environmental Volunteers, Santa Clara Audubon Society, and Save the Bay.
Recycled Water Information Recycled water is wastewater that has been purified through a high level of treatment. Reducing the amount of treated wastewater discharged into the South Bay decreases the impacts on saltwater marshes. [more]