Volunteer Dates for Tule Ponds
SATURDAYS unless noted
PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE IF
TIME: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
other locations available:
California Nursery Historical Park
Volunteers are recommended to wear
garden work clothes due to field work!
are open to all high school students, Eagle and Girl Scouts, Senior
Citizen groups, other community groups and individuals.
or call (510) 790-6284 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
check our website for more information on volunteering:
- (collecting and/or
- Native plant
installation (planting trees, shrubs or wildflowers)
- Non-native plant
- Trash removal from
ponds and trails
mulch and chips around plants and on trails
and trail maintenance (watering and pruning)
Docents for Open Houses
- Transplanting nursery
plants from the greenhouse
Service learning hours
can be earned by designing and carrying
out individual or group science projects.
examples of projects are:
- Increasing butterfly
restoration for amphibians and reptiles
sampling from the ponds and/or lagoon to monitor water quality
ecology (which may include monitoring aquatic organisms such as fish
studies and bird nest box monitoring
- Removal of non natives
- Growing native trees from seeds
Community service hours
can be earned by coming to our
Saturday Service Days helping us with the most pressing need.
and Community Events
have old tools that can still be used
please consider a
Projects for Irvington HS (pdf)
Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon, located in
Fremont (1999 Walnut Ave, behind
the Fremont BART station), is open for community service and service learning on the days listed below.
You do not need to sign up for the event, just drop in.
Wear appropriate clothes.
Click here for more information on
Tule Ponds at Tyson Lagoon.
for pdf of possible projects click here
highly recommend that you read the introductory articles on Tule Ponds
so you get a sense of the area and projects.
Possible service project could include:
1. Removal of invasive species including ivy, stintwort,
pitchfork, and many other weeds
2. Prevention of non native
species from growing
3. Composting for native
5. Native seed gathering and propagation
pick up and determination of where it came from
Projects can include some of the following topics:
non-native plants affect organisms?
Can cattails affect an aquatic
How do tules help clean storm water from heavy metals?
How can you control feral cat population in a wetland environment?
What plants are important to bring back native butterflies?
you prevent trash from entering wetlands?
Are there natural ways to
remove non-native grasses?
Why do migratory birds use Tule Ponds?
Why do you want to
increase native trees in an area?
How can you introduce more native
worms to an area?
You can find other project ideas by going to the following pages:
Other locations that may have possible projects (Math Science
Nucleus only oversees projects at Tule Ponds).