Alviso, a district in San Jose, once served as San Jose’s port city. Beyond Alviso’s Historic District, exploration awaits at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, the first urban wildlife refuge in the United States. The refuge includes 30,000 acres of open bay, salt ponds, salt marsh, and mudflats. Joined with San Jose, their sustainability efforts include:
VOLUNTEER: Don Edwards San Francisco Bay, National Wildlife Refuge. Projects include restoration projects, information desk on weekends, interpretive programs, school field trips, and citizen science/community service. Location: Environmental Education Center, 1751 Grand Blvd., Alviso, CA, 95002.
Green Tips and Resources for Residents: The city has outlined a number of steps every member of the community can take to be part of the sustainability movement in the city. Follow the link above to learn tips on several different categories