Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge

Working for the protection of Bay Area wetlands

Welcome to Citizens to Complete the Refuge!
Look below in footer for our next meeting details. Image credited to Srikanth Srinivasan.
What We Protect
Learn about all the types of species that we protect. Image credited to Aric Crabb.
Recent Comment Letters
Take a look at some of our letters we have written in the past few years.
Our Annual Newsletter
Look back at our organization's annual newsletter.
Event Calendar
Learn how to stay up to date on events you can attend.


Due to the continuously evolving situation regarding the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Citizens Committee to Complete the Refuge is cancelling all in person meetings. We will re-evaluate once additional guidance from local and state officials is provided.  We will provide updates to our website. In the meantime, should you need to contact us, you can send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Thank you for your patience and understanding. 


Today an abundance of waterfowl and shorebirds feed, roost, and nest in wetlands where just twenty years ago there were crystallizer ponds.

In 1972 these lands became part of the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge. Now where vacant industrial buildings and empty parking lots could have stood, wetlands have been restored providing habitat for wildlife and recreational opportunities for Bay Area residents. It is a testament to what can be accomplished with vision, passion, and a little hard work. 

But our work does not end there, there are many more wetlands through the Bay Area that are threatened. Join us as we continue to protect our invaluable wetlands. 

Please also consider making a donation to our organization by clicking here where you can also watch an exhaustive slideshow of the amphibians, birds, fishes, plants, and mammals we protect.