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 »
Point Reyes National Seashore Joins United We Serve Initiative
Contact: Melanie Gunn, 415-464-5131
Point Reyes National Seashore Joins President in Call to Service for Summer Projects
(Point Reyes Station, California) – Point Reyes National Seashore is taking part in United We Serve, a national effort launched by President Obama to engage more Americans in serving their communities this summer.
Point Reyes National Seashore will be hosting a variety of volunteer opportunities, both long and short term, as part of the summer service initiative.
"In these tough economic times, we need volunteers more than ever," said Don Neubacher, Superintendent. "Point Reyes National Seashore is facing increasing demands for services, and volunteers can help us fill this growing need. We are pleased to participate in United We Serve and thank the President for making this call to service this summer and beyond."
United We Serve kicks off on June 22 and runs through September 11, which will be marked for the first time as a national day of service and remembrance. The initiative focuses on four key areas: education, health, energy and the environment; and community renewal. It is being led by the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that improves lives and strengthens communities though volunteering and service.
"This summer, I'm calling on all of you to make volunteerism and community service part of your daily life and the life of this nation," said President Obama in the video. "Economic recovery is as much about what you're doing in your communities as what we're doing in Washington—and it's going to take all of us, working together."
To make it easy for individuals to get involved, the Corporation created Serve.gov, a website that allows visitors to type in their zip code to find local volunteer opportunities, recruit volunteers by posting their organization’s projects, or get ideas for creating their own projects with friends, families, and neighbors. Point Reyes National Seashore volunteer opportunities are listed on www.nps.gov/pore as well as Serve.gov.
"Everyone has something to give, and summer is a great time to get involved," said Don Neubacher, Superintendent. "By serving this summer, we hope more Bay area residents will make an ongoing commitment to volunteering throughout the year."
To learn more about volunteer opportunities at Point Reyes National Seashore, visit www.nps.gov/pore/supportyourpark/volunteer.htm or contact Melanie Gunn, Volunteers-in-Parks Program Manager, 415-464-5131, email.
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