Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
On weekends & holidays, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is closed beyond the South Beach Road junction from 9 am to 5:30 pm during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
2014 Harbor Seal Pupping Season Closures
From March 1 through June 30, the park implements closures of certain Tomales Bay beaches and Drakes Estero to water-based recreation to protect harbor seals during the pupping season. Please avoid disturbing seals to ensure a successful pupping season. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1, 2013
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center is open on weekends and holidays when shuttles are operating. More »
Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project: Restoration: How Can We Be A Part of the Restoration Process?
Updated September 2013
We will be helping to eliminate weeds from some of the revegetation areas planted over the last few years, remove invasive species from the newly developing or restored habitats, plant native plant species, and monitor changes in the Giacomini Ranch wetlands now that the levees have been removed.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Please RSVP to Leslie Adler-Ivanbrook by email. Equipment will be provided, but please bring water bottle and wear rubber boots or waders. Please contact Leslie Adler-Ivanbrook ahead of time if you need to borrow boots or waders.
Meet at the white Giacomini Barn overlooking the southeastern corner of the Giacomini Wetlands at 10:30 am. Park at the trailhead at the corner of 3rd and C Streets in Point Reyes Station and follow the short trail leading to the white barn.
Stay tuned for other events scheduled to help celebrate the project's 5th anniversary in 2013!
Below are some of the Volunteer Events that were held in 2010 and 2012:
We are also open to scheduling groups or organizations. Contact Lorraine Parsons, manager of the Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project.
Also, for those interested, the park and PRNSA may be developing a docent-type stewardship program for those who would like to be more involved on a regular basis in improving the success of restoration efforts. Email us to let us know if you're interested.
Also, a huge thanks to all those who came out and helped do weedings and transplantings in 2009 and 2010! Muchas gracias!
The Sierra Club spent one day of their "Service" Trip out with us helping to weed one of the revegetation areas from the 2007 Phase I Construction--the berm surrounding Tomasini Triangle Marsh. Even after a few hours, the difference between the weeded and unweeded areas was amazing!
Did You Know?
Climate scientists warn that the safe upper limit for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations is 350 parts per million (ppm). For most of human history, atmospheric CO2 rarely exceeded 275 ppm--until the industrial revolution. As of 2013, atmospheric CO2 was ~400 ppm–-and rising 2 ppm/year. More...