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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 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 »

  • 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended

    March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. 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 »

"A Few Green Points" Sustainability Newsletter

Winter 2013 (1,471 KB PDF)
Topics:PWR Parks to Champion Climate Change; Combined Federal Campaign’s Go Green Initiative; America Recycles Day at Point Reyes Targets E-Waste; Recycling Cork; 12 Ways to Green the Holidays; Holiday Tree-Cycling; Visitor Center to Install Energy Efficient Lighting; Running More: A Continuing New Year’s Resolution; Future Trainings/Events

October 2012 (329 KB PDF)
Topics: Point Reyes Earns Silver for E-Stewardship; Clean Water Act Turns 40; Recycled vs. Post-Consumer Labeling; America Recycles Day; Upcoming Events & Training

September 2012 (933 KB PDF)
Topics: 100 Percent Green Power; Annual BBQ Achieves Zero-Waste; Impact Grant "Rain n' Worms" Project; Upcoming Events & Training

May 2012 (919 KB PDF)
Topics: Parks Committed to Federal Green Challenge Goals; PWR Directive 048 Update - Sustainable Design and Construction Practices; Green Parks Plan Released; Earthweek Photos 2012; Upcoming Dates & Events

February 2012 (851 KB PDF)
Topics: In the LEED: New Hostel Building Open for Business; LEED Intro; Turning on Awareness; How Solar Photovoltaic Panel Works; Upcoming Dates & Events

January 2012 (930 KB PDF)
Topics: Reduce, Reuse, REFILL!; A Plastic Entanglement; Care Packaging; Plastic Bag Recycling; America Recycles Day; Biobased Products Get USDA Label; Up to the Challenge; Eco-friendly Applications; Upcoming Dates & Events

FY 2011 4th Quarter (647 KB PDF)
Topics: Park Picnic Emphasizes Zero-Waste Goal, Administration Building Earns ENERGY STAR® Certification, Point Reyes NS Presents at Inaugural Green Festival, Coastal Cleanup Sweeps the Seashore, "The Green Wave by the Seashore" Lands 1st Place Overall, Point Reyes Earns Bronze for Electronics Stewardship, Upcoming Events, Quarterly Challenge

FY 2011 3rd Quarter (1,064 KB PDF)
Topics: Annual Seashore Breakfast Zeroes in on Waste; The Green Wave Hits the Seashore; Biodegradable vs. Compostable: What's the difference?; What is the Federal Electronics Challenge?; Electric Vehicle Types: A Quick Guide; Trails Crew Handle Tasks at Hand; Quarterly Challenge

FY 2011 2nd Quarter (1,530 KB PDF)
Topics: A LEED Design at Point Reyes National Seashore; Thermal Imaging Study to Target Building Envelope Deficiencies; Lighting Retrofit to Reduce CO2 and Energy Costs; Reducing the Use of Disposable Plastics in the SFAN Water Quality Program; Scrap Metal Recycling; Cleaning Out Junk Mail; Environmental "Green" Purchasing in the NPS; Park Volunteer Shares Take Home Message with Coastal Cleanup Project; Leaky Situations

FY 2011 1st Quarter (1,268 KB PDF)
Topics: Solar Panels to Reduce Energy, Costs; Muddy Hollow Reroute Complete, to Open in Spring; Retrofit Lowers Water Consumption; Volunteers Join Global Work Party; Recycling Efforts Target Food Waste; Rechargeable vs. Disposable; Mercury and CFLs; What is Mycoremediation?; Biodiesel Questions and Answers

FY 2010 4th Quarter (3,534 KB PDF)
Topics: Blending In With Biodiesel; Administering Solar; Highlights & Upcoming Projects

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Did You Know?

Tule Elk

In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...