What We Do
Grassroots Ecology engages and educates the community to restore local ecosystems. We work in partnership with local governments, public agencies, schools, corporations, non-profits, and concerned citizens, and serve all age groups — with young children to senior citizens participating in our programs. While we engage volunteers from all over the Bay Area in our work, we specialize in serving the lands and people of Silicon Valley.
Our strategies focus on habitat restoration, native plants, invasive plant control, creek and watershed stewardship, environmental education, and volunteer engagement. Our unique community-based / science-based model results in tangible and measurable improvements to the environment, multiplying our impact across the region.
Results (fiscal year 2015-16)
Acres managed: 2,000
Linear feet of creek enhanced: 28,500
Native plants installed: 16,000
Number of events: 840
Total people engaged: 11,500
Volunteer hours: 18,635 (~$500,000 value to region)