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January 23, 2015
High Surf Advisory Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore from January 23 through early on January 25, 2015
The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay area has issued a high surf advisory, which is in effect until 6 am PST Sunday.

January 16, 2015
Goat Grazing Experiment to Reduce Invasive Vegetation
Point Reyes National Seashore will begin an experimental vegetation treatment project through the use of goat grazing within Historic D Ranch. This project will begin the week of January 19.

January 09, 2015
National Park Service is Seeking Comments for an Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Coastal Dune Restoration Project
Point Reyes National Seashore has released for public review the Coastal Dune Restoration Environmental Assessment (EA) to improve and restore coastal dune habitat of critical ecological importance in the park. As part of this planning process, we welcome your comments on the EA. The end of the comment period is Friday, February 9, 2015.

January 05, 2015
5th Annual Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids)
The National Park Service, in collaboration with Point Reyes National Seashore Association and Sonoma Birding, will host the 5th Annual Point Reyes Christmas Bird Count for Kids (CBC4Kids) on Saturday, January 10, 2015.

January 02, 2015
Closure and Health Advisory at Drakes Estero - January 2, 2015
Drakes Estero is closed to the collection of Pacific oysters and Manila clams. Pacific oysters and Manila clams in Drakes Estero are not being monitored and pose a public health threat.

December 10, 2014
Special Weather Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore through the Evening of Thursday, December 11, 2014
A very wet storm system will bring substantial rainfall, high surf, and high winds to the Point Reyes area beginning Wednesday night and through the day Thursday.

December 09, 2014
2015 Shuttle Bus Transportation System Begins as Whales and Seals Arrive!
The Winter Shuttle Bus System for the Point Reyes Headlands begins on Friday, December 26, 2014.

November 25, 2014
Thanksgiving Day 2014 at Point Reyes National Seashore
On Thanksgiving Day, the Bear Valley Visitor Center will be open from 9 am until 2 pm, and the Point Reyes Lighthouse and Visitor Center will be open from 10 am until 2 pm.

November 12, 2014
Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore through Thursday, November 13, 2014
A beach hazards statement for sneaker waves and rip currents has been issued for areas along the coast including Point Reyes National Seashore. These conditions will be in effect through Thursday afternoon.

November 10, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore Hosts National Electronics Recycling Collection on November 15, 2014
On November 15 at the Bear Valley Visitor Center, Point Reyes National Seashore will host an electronic waste recycling collection, joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day.

November 03, 2014
National Park Service to Host Community Workshops for the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan
Point Reyes National Seashore will host two community workshops for the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan/Environmental Assessment on November 20 and 21. The meetings will provide an update on the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan and solicit further thought and discussion from the public.

October 20, 2014
Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore through the Evening of Tuesday, October 21, 2014
A beach hazards statement has been issued for areas along the coast, including Point Reyes National Seashore. These conditions will be in effect until Tuesday night.

October 20, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore Recruiting for Winter Wildlife Docent Volunteers for the Winter of 2014–2015
With elephant seals returning to Point Reyes National Seashore and gray whales migrating by, volunteer docents are needed to protect the seals and educate the public.

October 10, 2014
Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore for the Weekend of October 11 and 12, 2014
The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay area has issued a beach hazards statement for sneaker waves and strong rip currents, which is in effect from Saturday morning through late Sunday night.

October 06, 2014
El Servicio de Parques Nacionales anuncia el acuerdo conciliatorio con la compania Drakes Bay Oyster
El Servicio de Parques Nacionales ha anunciado hoy la presentación conjunta de un acuerdo de solución y proyecto de decreto por consentimiento. De ser aprobado por el Tribunal de Distrito de Estadios Unidos pondría fin a un litigio con la compania de Drakes Bay Oyster que ha estado en marcha desde Diciembre de 2012.

October 06, 2014
National Park Service Announces Settlement Agreement with Drakes Bay Oyster Company
The National Park Service today announced the joint filing of a settlement agreement and proposed consent decree that, if approved by the U.S. District Court, would end litigation with Drakes Bay Oyster Company that has been ongoing since December 2012.

October 03, 2014
Prescribed Burns Planned for Olema Valley to Begin on October 7, 2014
With cooler conditions in the forecast for next week, the Fire Management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore is planning two days of controlled burning along Highway One in the Olema Valley.

October 03, 2014
Heat Advisory and Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore for October 3, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory until 9 pm this evening and a beach hazards statement for rip currents and sneaker waves through this evening.

September 29, 2014
Prescribed Burns Planned for Estero Trailhead on Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore is planning a controlled burn near the Estero Trailhead on Sir Francis Drake Boulevard on Tuesday, September 30, from 10 am until 3 pm.

September 18, 2014
Public Comments and Summary Report Now Available for the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan
The NPS has released the Public Comment Analysis Report for the Ranch Comprehensive Management Plan/Environmental Assessment. The report presents analysis and summary of public comment, and includes more than 3,000 comment letters submitted during the 6 week comment period.

September 16, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore Prepares for the 2014–2015 School Year
Point Reyes National Seashore will be changing hours and services as we prepare for the return of school children from around the Bay Area.

September 16, 2014
Prescribed Burns Planned for Olema Valley to Begin Next Week on September 22, 2014
Fire Management staff at Point Reyes National Seashore are planning up to four days of controlled burning along Highway One in the Olema Valley during the months of September and October.

September 15, 2014
Beach Hazards Statement Issued for Point Reyes National Seashore for September 15, 2014
The National Weather Service in the San Francisco Bay Area has issued a beach hazards statements for strong rip currents for Monday, September 15, 2014.

September 04, 2014
Free Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations Installed for Public Use at Point Reyes National Seashore
Three electric vehicle charging stations have been installed at the Bear Valley Visitor Center parking lot at Point Reyes National Seashore and they are available and free to the public.

September 02, 2014
Missing Swimmer at Point Reyes National Seashore
Multi-agency search continues for missing swimmer at Point Reyes National Seashore.

August 11, 2014
33rd Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Drakes Beach - Sunday, August 31, 2014
Point Reyes National Seashore invites you to join the 33rd annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

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