Tunnel to Marin Headlands Closed
The tunnel on Bunker Road from Alexander Avenue in Sausalito towards the Marin Headlands is closed for construction. Please follow the detour signs to Conzelman Road (just above the north end of the Golden Gate Bridge) to go up over the hill. More »
Muir Beach (but not nearby Muir Woods) parking lot closed June-November 2013
Muir Beach parking lot will be closed from June-November 2013 due to construction. Restrooms or nearby parking will not be available at Muir Beach during this period. Pacific Way is closed except to residents. Check back for updates or call (415)561-3054 More »
CAUTION: Post Storm Damage to Coastal Trail
The Presidio Coastal Trail segment just north of the Pacific Overlook and adjacent to Lincoln Blvd remains CLOSED indefinitely. We have posted signage to alert bicyclists and hikers and with information for safe trail alternatives. More »
Latest Project News
3/25 Muir Beach Restoration Public Walk
On a recent stunning Saturday, a number of Muir Beach residents and Conservancy supporters and volunteers showed up to hear the latest information about the project. Attendees voiced appreciation for being able to visualize on the ground what they have only been able to read in planning documents and see in powerpoints at community presentations.
Design, Permitting, and Funding Moving Along
Designs for the creek and wetlands restoration and for improvements in visitor access are moving along with contractors. Meanwhile, permitting with the various agencies involved (NMFS and Army Corps of Engineers, etc) and funding processes are slowly falling in line.
2/25 Volunteer Beach Cleanups start up
The first Saturday of every month, the Park Service is hosting clean-ups at Muir beach. The first few have focused on maintaining and installing fire rings and trash pick up.
1/25 Welcome Back Salmon Celebration
On a windy but magnificent Sunday members of FIGR (the Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria and descendents of the Coast Miwok peoples), the local Muir Beach community, and Muir Woods volunteers gathered to celebrate the arrival of the Coho salmon and steelhead trout back to the park. Unfortunately, the year to date has been slim survival for the salmon - due to larger ocean ecology issues affecting their year class, and lack of rain allowing only a temporary break in the sand bar at the mouth of Redwood Creek.
An opening prayer began the event as rain sprinkled on our shoulders. But just as quickly the precipitation was gone and a rainbow graced us with its presence. A traditional salmon story inspired us, and then participants shared their own readings about the watershed and its natural heritage. As the sun set we pondered the work to come and hoped for a better future for this endangered species. This event will be an annual occurrence, so keep an eye out for next year's ritual.
Redwood Creek Nursery Grows Wetland Plants for Project On-site
The amount of rushes and sedges that will be needed after current areas are excavated to remove invasive species such as kikuyu grass will be massive. So in an effort to efficiently grow a lot of resilient plants, these species are being propagated through divisions on-site. Check out the plot beside the Coastal Trail.
12/25 Fish & Wildlife Funding Awarded
The US Fish and Wildlife Service has awarded a $1 million National Coastal Wetland Conservation grant to the Muir Beach restoration project.
Surveyors on Site
If you're seeing orange stakes in the ground, it is probably from our engineers out looking at construction areas for the creek and tidal wetlands this fall OR PG&E looking at the relocation of utility lines that will be affected by the project.
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Did You Know?
Two-meter-long tube worms and other vent creatures thrive in total darkness in the Galapagos Rift, where seawater is 400 degrees Celsius and pressures are unbelievably high.