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 »
Volunteers help protect and restore endangered plant and wildlife habitat at Abbotts Lagoon, the Lighthouse Bluffs and other high value habitat areas at Point Reyes National Seashore. Visit some of the most beautiful areas in the park and learn about local plant ecology while you work alongside park staff to carry out ecological restoration projects. We encourage volunteers of all backgrounds, ages, and experience levels to participate. Tools, gloves and training are provided. Participants are advised to wear long pants, sturdy shoes and other seasonally appropriate clothing, as well as to bring lunch and water. Get involved, meet new people, and make a positive impact on your environment!
Meet at 9 am in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center , from where you will then carpool and/or caravan to a parking area near the project site. Please bring work clothes, a lunch, and water. Tools and gloves will be provided.
HRP, the "Sunday Team," meets in front of the Bear Valley Visitor Center (directions) at 9 am. If you wish to participate, please confirm your attendance before 5 pm on the Thursday immediately preceding the Sunday workday by contacting Ellen Hamingson at 415-464-5196 or by email, or, for the Sunday, June 9 workday, contact John Swenson at 415-464-5121 or by sending an email. If fewer than four volunteers confirm participation, the workday will be cancelled. Call in advance to confirm the workday (occasionally the team travels to another park) and to discuss carpooling needs. We generally work until 1 pm, then eat lunch on site. Groups of volunteers ages 16 and older may schedule additional weekend or weekday dates; contact Ellen Hamingson at 415-464-5196 or by email.More »