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 »
Point Reyes National Seashore Recruiting for Winter Wildlife Docent Volunteers for 2013
Contact: Anela Ramos, 415-464-5146
Point Reyes National Seashore is currently accepting applications for Winter Wildlife Docent Volunteers. Winter Wildlife Docents help strengthen the connection with and foster stewardship of Point Reyes National Seashore among park visitors by helping visitors view, understand, and appreciate elephant seals and gray whales during their respective mating and migration seasons. Enjoy the satisfaction of helping others while observing elephant seals, gray whales, birds, wildflowers, and more in a magnificent setting.
Docents are asked to commit at least 6 weekend/holiday days averaging 2 days per month during the programs. A required training is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, November 17 & 18 and Saturday, December 1, 2012.
Prospective docents may apply online at http://www.nps.gov/pore/supportyourpark/volunteer.htm. Please contact Anela Ramos at 415-464-5146 or by email for an application or more information.
Did You Know?
Elephant seals (Mirounga angustirostris) regularly plunge to depths of 2000 feet to find food, but even far below the ocean's surface they are affected by warming temperatures and melting Antarctic ice. More...