CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Inner Tomales Bay
The Cal. Department of Public Health is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams, or whole scallops from inner Tomales Bay. Dangerous levels of paralytic shellfish poisoning toxins have been detected in mussels from this area. More »
Operational Changes Took Effect on May 1
The Lighthouse Visitor Center is now only open Fridays through Mondays; closed Tuesdays through Thursdays, including Thanksgiving. The Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center will be closed through late December, reopening weekends and holidays on December 28. More »
Visitor Center Winter Hours
Visitor Center Winter Hours took effect on Sunday, November 3, 2013. More »
Point Reyes Headlands Winter Shuttle Bus System
Beginning Saturday, December 28, 2013, Sir Francis Drake Boulevard will be closed beyond the South Beach Road junction on weekends & holidays during favorable weather conditions. Bus service to the Lighthouse & Chimney Rock is provided from Drakes Beach. More »
Point Reyes National Seashore will Support Some State Park Operations in Order to Protect National Resources
Contact: John Dell’Osso, 415-464-5135
Point Reyes National Seashore will provide enhanced law enforcement, support maintenance operations and provide natural resources protection within Tomales Bay and Samuel P. Taylor State Parks, announced today by National Park Service (NPS) Superintendent Don Neubacher.
Point Reyes National Seashore administers over 95,000 acres of interlocking county, state and national parks and private lands within a Congressionally legislated national park boundary in Marin County. Since the development in 1994 of the Final Report: California Coordinating Committee on Operational Efficiencies, Point Reyes, Tomales Bay and Samuel P. Taylor management have developed a strong partnership with integrated park operations.
"The result of the state park budget crisis and the reductions in state park services within our partnership will adversely affect NPS resources and visitors’ experience to Point Reyes National Seashore," said Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Don Neubacher.
NPS will provide staff and support for one year to the operations at these two state park units because it envisions direct and detrimental impacts to national park resources if they are not protected.
Working with California State Parks, NPS support will allow public access to beach and key recreation entry points; open restrooms and campground loops; and provide public safety and resource protection in these areas that straddle NPS and state park boundaries.
Did You Know?
Climate scientists warn that the safe upper limit for atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations is 350 parts per million (ppm). For most of human history, atmospheric CO2 rarely exceeded 275 ppm--until the industrial revolution. As of 2013, atmospheric CO2 was ~400 ppm–-and rising 2 ppm/year. More...