Grassroots Ecology leverages the power of community volunteers to create healthy ecosystems across Silicon Valley, from the foothills to San Francisco Bay. We restore native plants to open spaces and neighborhoods, steward creeks and watersheds, and provide nature education in the classroom and in the field. While the close intersection between urban and wild makes Silicon Valley a wonderful place to live, it also creates some challenges. Global environmental problems like habitat loss, invasive species, pollution, and climate change are affecting us right here and now. Healthy ecosystems provide us not only with beautiful places to enjoy, they are also essential for our basic health--providing us with clean air and water and buffering us from the effects of drought and climate change. Our aim is to restore natural functions to the ecosystem. We do this by keeping invasive plants in check, growing locally native plants at our nursery, supporting stream restoration and fish passage projects, and planting a diversity of species in order to feed wildlife. We could not do this work without the help of our many enthusiastic volunteers!