• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

National Park Week & National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week honors the individuals who dedicate themselves to taking action and solving problems in their communities. For 2014, National Volunteer Week was observed from Sunday, April 6 through Saturday, April 12.

National Park Week is an annual Presidentially proclaimed week for celebration and recognition of your National Parks. National Park Week usually coincides with Earth Day (April 22). For 2014, National Park Week was observed from Saturday, April 19 through Sunday, April 27.

Your National Parks are living examples of the best this Nation has to offer-our magnificent natural landscapes and our varied yet interrelated heritage. Parks can provide recreational experiences, opportunities to learn and grow, and places of quiet refuge.

This year, take a moment, an hour, a day to visit the national parks near you.

Check out our National Park Week & National Volunteer Week 2014 page for a listing of events that will be held at Point Reyes National Seashore during or in conjunction with National Volunteer Week, Earth Day, and National Park Week.

For a listing of events to be held throughout the National Park Service, visit the official National Park Week page.

You may also wish to attend one of the many Point Reyes Field Institute classes during National Park Week. These are offered throughout the year by the Point Reyes National Seashore Association and advanced registration is required. Visit their Schedule of Classes to find out which classes will be offered during National Park Week.

To find out what events were held in previous years, click on the appropriate year:

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