Volunteers help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Abbotts Lagoon, the Lighthouse Bluffs, and other high value habitat areas at Point Reyes National Seashore. Visit some of the most beautiful areas in the park and learn about local plant ecology while you work alongside park staff to carry out ecological restoration projects. We encourage volunteers nine years of age and older of all backgrounds and experience levels to participate. Tools, gloves and training are provided. Participants are advised to wear long pants, sturdy shoes, and other seasonally appropriate clothing, as well as to bring lunch and water. No shorts or open-toed shoes. Get involved, meet new people, and make a positive impact on your environment!
Join the Habitat Restoration Program on Sunday, March 9, 2014, meeting at 9 am at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. From there, the HRP team will be heading out to the Estero Road for a final pre-bird-nesting-season push on Scotch broom removal.
Our visiting NCCC AmeriCorps team has removed over 11,000 broom plants since late January, primarily along the Estero Road corridor. We have worked down to the Home Ranch gate and over to the Christmas tree farm, on both sides of Estero Trail and from the road up to the first ridge. The zone that remains is the first hilltop (closest to Sir Francis Drake), where HRP initiated work in 2007. We should be able to clean up this area and the adjoining ridge on our March 9 workday.
If you wish to join this workday, please RSVP to Ellen Hamingson at 415-464-5196 or by email by 4 pm on Thursday, March 6. If we do not have at least four participants confirmed by then, the workday may be cancelled.
HRP, the "Sunday Team," meets in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center (directions) at 9 am. Call in advance to confirm the workday (occasionally the team travels to another park) and to discuss carpooling needs. We generally work until 1 pm, then eat lunch on site. Groups of volunteers ages 16 and older may schedule additional weekend or weekday dates; contact Ellen Hamingson at 415-464-5196 or by email.