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 2015, National Volunteer Week was observed from Sunday, April 12 through Saturday, April 18.

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 2015, National Park Week was observed from Saturday, April 18 through Sunday, April 26.

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 2015 page for a listing of events that were 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. While entrance to Point Reyes National Seashore is always free, during the opening weekend of National Park Week, April 18–19, 2015, entrance to all National Park Service sites was free. The National Park Service also offers a number of other fee-free days throughout the year.

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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