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 »
Local volunteers sought to pitch in at Point Reyes National Seashore on National Park Service Volunteer Day & National Public Lands Day, Saturday and Sunday, September 26 & 27, 2009
Contact: Melanie Gunn, 415-464-5131
Point Reyes National Seashore will host a variety of a volunteer projects in recognition of National Public Lands Day and National Park Service Volunteer Day on September 26, 2009. Projects will be held both Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27 including Restoration at the Giacomini Wetlands and a Habitat Restoration Workday. Additionally, we offer the opportunity to experience Tule Elk during the rut (mating reason) with our volunteer Tule Elk Docents.
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Last year 120,000 volunteers worked in over 1,800 locations and in every state. Now, eight federal agencies and many state and local lands participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands.
National Park Service Volunteer Day is a day of service to highlight the PBS premier of The National Parks: America's Best Idea, running September 27–October 2, 2009. Make America's Best Idea Even Better by joining one or more of the activities below.
Event: Restoration at Giacomini Wetlands
Event: Habitat Restoration Workday
Event: Experience Tule Elk
Please visit our National Public Lands Day & National Park Service Volunteer Day page for more detailed information.
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