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 »
Fire Safe Landscaping Workshop at Dance Palace May 12, 2008
Contact: Jennifer Chapman, 415-464-5133
The public is invited to attend a free workshop on Fire Safe Landscaping, co-sponsored by the National Park Service and the Environmental Action Committee of West Marin. The workshop will take place at the Dance Palace Community Center in Point Reyes Station on Monday May 12 from 7: 00 pm to 8:30 pm. The goal of the workshop is to demonstrate why a house is much more likely to survive a wildfire if it is surrounded by appropriate, well maintained vegetation, and non-flammable elements such as rocks and walkways. The workshop will include excerpts from "Marin on Fire" a film recently produced by FIRESafe Marin, and a slideshow with examples of fire prone plants and more fire resistant alternatives. Water conservation and preventing the spread of invasive species will also be emphasized. The workshop will conclude with a brief update on new proposed vegetation management strategies for Marin County.
For more information, call 415-464-5133.
Did You Know?
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...