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 »
2014 Winter Shuttle Bus Operations Have Ended
March 30, 2014, was the last day for the 2014 Winter Shuttle Bus System. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is open daily from now through late December 2014. 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 »
Summer 2013 Youth Employment at Point Reyes National Seashore
Contact: Jackie Cardwell, 415-464-5205
Superintendent Cicely Muldoon announced today that Point Reyes National Seashore is seeking applications for this summer's Youth Conservation Corps Program (YCC).
Young men and women must be at least 15 years of age by June 16, 2013, but cannot turn 19 before August 10, 2013. They must also be permanent residents of the United States and have or be able to obtain a Social Security Card and work permit. Twelve positions are anticipated for this summer's program.
Work projects will include removing downed trees, trail maintenance, and grounds maintenance. Work locations will vary from the historic Pierce Point Ranch to the heart of the Seashore's backcountry.
Work will be performed in an outdoor environment with exposure to poison oak. Applicants must be physically fit, capable of hiking long distances and have the ability to work with hand tools. Medical history forms and work permits are required prior to employment.
The program will commence on Monday, June 17, 2013 and will terminate on Friday, August 9, 2013. Work hours will be from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. The pay will be $8.00 per hour. Employees will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the Seashore Headquarters area. No government housing will be available.
Applications must be postmarked on or before April 26, 2013, and selection and notification will be made by April 30, 2013. Due to the short 8-week program we require all enrollees be available and work the entire program. Vacations should be planned before or after the program dates.
Contact Jackie Cardwell at 415-464-5205 for information and an application.
Please visit our website at www.nps.gov/pore.
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