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 »
National Public Lands Day & National Park Service Volunteer Day 2009
National Public Lands Day on the fourth Saturday of September is an annual event designed to encourage people to get outside and visit places such as Point Reyes National Seashore. National Public Lands Day is also a national volunteer effort to encourage folks to give back to the very lands we use to hike, bike, swim, explore, picnic, or just relax. It is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands!
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Last year 120,000 volunteers worked in over 1,800 locations and in every state. Now, eight federal agencies and many state and local lands participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands.
The National Park Service Volunteer Day of 2009 was also a day of service to highlight the PBS premier of The National Parks: America's Best Idea, running September 27 through October 2, 2009. Please help us make America's Best Idea even better. Join us for a national day of service and celebration in your 391 national parks.
Below is a listing of events that were held at Point Reyes National Seashore during or in conjunction with the 2009 National Public Lands Day & National Park Service Volunteer Day. All events are co-hosted by Point Reyes National Seashore Association.
Although this event is now closed, if you are interested in participating in Adopt-a-Trail projects in the future, please contact Bill Michaels by phone at 415-464-5157 or by email.
Event: Restoration at Giacomini Wetlands Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Contact: Amelia Ryan 415-464-5227 or by email.
Event: Experience Tule Elk
Event: Habitat Restoration Workday
Event: North and South Beach Cleanup
This event is filled to capacity and closed.
Join us in cleaning up the beaches of Point Reyes National Seashore. Solving our water pollution problems requires everyone’s involvement. How does trash become marine debris? Look around the next time you walk down the street. When it rains, trash on sidewalks and streets accumulates in the gutter and is swept into your city’s storm drain system. Most storm drain systems discharge directly into the nearest waterway, which eventually flows to the ocean. Trash may also be dumped directly into the ocean by recreational and commercial boaters, and it is often left on the beach by beach-goers. Trash and human made debris can harm or kill marine organisms. Pollution also makes using the beach less enjoyable for humans. Enjoy a day on the beach and be a part of the marine debris solution by joining this beach cleanup!
Although this event is now closed, if you are interested in participating in Beach Cleanup projects in the future, please contact Melanie Gunn by phone at 415-464-5131 or by email.
Did You Know?
Deathcap mushrooms are found throughout the Point Reyes region and are the most poisonous mushrooms in the world. But they're fairly new arrivals here. They invaded the San Francisco Bay Area in the late 1930s, likely brought over on cork trees from Europe for the wine industry. More...