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 »
Join the Marin Chapter California Native Plant Society's "Third Thursday Weeders" to spend a day at beautiful Point Reyes and help tackle invasive weeds that threaten important plant habitat in the Point Reyes National Seashore.
The next scheduled workday is Thursday, May 16, 2013. Volunteers will head to Nicasio Ridge to remove invasive tocalote (Centaurea melitensis, AKA Napa star-thistle), and possibly distaff thistle, from the slopes below the serpentine ridge that dominates this site.
This is a beautiful site with high native plant diversity that is rarely experienced by park visitors.
Poison oak is minimal, but access to the work area requires crossing a barbed wire fence and climbing down a fairly steep slope.
We will meet at 9:30 am at the base of Laurel Canyon Road (call Ellen Hamingson for directions) to go through a locked gate on a private road.
A minimum of four confirmed participants is needed. Please contact Ellen Hamingson by Wednesday, May 15 at 4:30 pm if you are able to join the workday. She will notify confirmed participants by 7:45 am on Thursday if there is any uncertainty about whether we'll hold the workday.
Please bring warm and wind-stopping layers, water, lunch, and clothes that can get dirty. We'll provide tools and gloves.
The Third Thursday Weeders meet on the third Thursday of every month (except December) at 9:30 am, usually at a trailhead near the work location. They visit beautiful sites to conduct important follow-up removal to maintain and enhance large-scale restoration projects. The workday usually involves a chance to view native plants--often including rare species--that are recolonizing the areas.More »