Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December 2013. More »
2013 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 »
Giacomini Wetland Restoration Project: Restoration: How Can We Be A Part of the Restoration Process?
Updated November 2012
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.
Stay tuned for 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!
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