• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

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  • Bear Valley Visitor Center Lighting Retrofit:

    Due to safety concerns during the installation of new LED lights, sections of the Bear Valley Visitor Center's exhibit area may be closed through the end of July. More »

  • The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed on Saturday, July 16.

    We are sorry for any inconvenience, but the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach will be closed on Saturday, July 16. It will open at 10 am on Sunday, July 17.

Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project: 1-Year Anniversary Celebration

Project Manager Lorraine Parsons giving a PowerPoint presentation on Changes in Water Quality during the Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project's 1-Year Celebration at the Red Barn Classroom.

Project Manager Lorraine Parsons giving a PowerPoint presentation on Changes in Water Quality.

More than 125 people attended the Red Barn event in the afternoon to hear brief updates on the project from Project Manager Lorraine Parsons and changes in hydrology and evolution of the wetlands and changes in fish use and bird and other animal use from Lorraine Parsons, Park hydrologist Brannon Ketcham, and local avian expert, John Kelly of Audubon Canyon Ranch. In addition, Rachel Kamman of Kamman Hydrology & Engineering discussed recent results from computer hydrologic monitoring on the potential effects of sea level rise on Tomales Bay.

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Did You Know?

Humboldt Squid. © Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute.

Historically, the Humboldt squid were seldom found further north than Baja California. The squid then came north en masse during the 1997/98 El Nino and have maintained a fairly regular presence in the waters off of northern and central California--including Point Reyes--ever since. More...