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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Spring 2010 Special Events

Spring 2010 Special Events in Conjunction with the Point Reyes Birding and Nature Festival

Point Reyes National Seashore partnered with the West Marin Chamber of Commerce, West Marin Visitors Bureau, Enviornmental Action Committee of West Marin, and Point Reyes National Seashore Association to bring to you the second of our Special Events Weeks in the spring of 2010. Visitors were invited to come visit Point Reyes National Seashore during the spring to see and experience our diverse natural resources and cultural heritage! Activities included field seminars, tidepooling, and volunteer field events! The special events hosted by local businesses included a special dinner paired with a discussion and slideshow about art and nature, as well as a kayak tour of Tomales Bay.

For answers to your questions about the Spring 2010 Special Events Week, please contact:
Melanie Gunn, Volunteer Program Manager, 415-464-5131, email
or
Jessica Luo, Ocean Education and Outreach Coordinator, 415-464-5132, email

Events denoted by an asterix * were hosted by local businesses and nonprofits and needed additional reservation or payment. Space was limited. See the Special Events Hosted by Local Businesses RSVP and Contact information below for more details.

 
Myrtle's silverspot butterfly resting on a fern ©Geoff Smick

Friday-Sunday, April 16-18
* 7:00 p.m. Friday-4:00 p.m. Sunday, PRNSA Field Seminar: Basketry Weekend - The Heirloom Market Basket

* 7:00 p.m. Friday-4:00 p.m. Sunday, PRNSA Field Seminar: Creative Close-Ups - A Full Weekend of Photography at the Point

 
California poppies with a tidytips and checkerbloom.

Saturday, April 17
*10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., PRNSA Field Seminar: Wildflowers of Chimney Rock

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Friends of Giacomini Wetlands lecture and volunteer day

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Kayaker © Galen Leeds Photography

*1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m., Naturalist led kayak tour of Tomales Bay, Blue Waters Kayak

*7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., PRNSA Field Seminar: Spring Stories on the Beach

 
US Lifesaving Service Cemetery © Elaine Straub

Monday, April 19
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Historic Life-saving Service Cemetery cleanup


Tuesday, April 20

10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Tidepooling at Agate Beach, Bolinas

2:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., Beach Cleanup at Limantour Beach - CANCELLED DUE TO FORECASTED RAIN

 
Harbor seals

Wednesday, April 21
*7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m., "Mountains of the American West: Art, Nature and the History of Public Lands" at the Olema Farmhouse Restaurant


Thursday, April 22

10:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m., Six mile round trip hike to see harbor seals in Drakes Estero

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Volunteers carrying tarp filled with invasive vegetation that has been removed near Abbotts Lagoon.

Friday-Sunday, April 16-18
*7:00 p.m. Friday-4:00 p.m. Sunday, PRNSA Field Seminar: Weekend Wildflower Photography Celebration


Saturday April 24

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Dune Restoration Volunteer Day

 
Myrtle's Silverspot Butterfly on gumplant. © Geoff Smick

*9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., PRNSA Field Seminar: Sketching the Essence of Trees

*10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., PRNSA Field Seminar: Butterflies for Beginners

 
RCA Radio Operator at Historic Coast Station KPH © Richard Dillman

10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Maritime Radio Historical Society at Marconi Conference Center, Marshall, CA.


Sunday, April 25

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m., Habitat Restoration Program Workday

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Special Events Hosted by Local Businesses & Nonprofits RSVP and Contact Information

To register for PRNSA Field Seminars, call: 415-663-1200 ext. 373.

Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18
7:00 p.m. Friday through 4:00 p.m. Sunday
PRNSA Field Seminars
Basketry Weekend - The Heirloom Market Basket, with Carol Grant Hart
Price: $225 ($210 for PRNSA members)

Friday, April 16 through Sunday, April 18
7:00 p.m. Friday through 4:00 p.m. Sunday
PRNSA Field Seminars Creative Close-Ups with Harold Davis - A Full Weekend of Photography at the Point
Price: $235 ($220 for PRNSA members)

Saturday April 17
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
PRNSA Field Seminars
Wildflowers of Chimney Rock with Wendy Dreskin
Price: $55 ($50 for PRNSA members)

Saturday April 17
7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
PRNSA Field Seminars
Spring Stories on the Beach with Ane Carla Rovetta
Price: $18 ($15 for PRNSA members)

Saturday April 17
1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Blue Waters Kayak
Naturalist-led kayak tour of Tomales Bay
Price: $68
To sign-up, call: 415-669-2600 or (888) 5GO-BAJA
or visit
http://www.bwkayak.com

Wednesday, April 21
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Farm House Restaurant in Olema
"Mountains of the American West: Art, Nature and the History of Public Lands" with Joan Hoffmann and prix fixe dinner
Price: $22
RSVP to the Farm House Restaurant (capacity: 35) by calling 415-663-1264.

Friday, April 23 through Sunday, April 25
7:00 p.m. Friday through 4:00 p.m. Sunday
PRNSA Field Seminars
Weekend Wildflower Celebration
Price: $235 ($220 for PRNSA members)

Saturday April 24
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
PRNSA Field Seminars
Sketching the Essence of Trees with Ane Carla Rovetta
Price: $95 ($90 for PRNSA members)

Saturday April 24
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
PRNSA Field Seminars
Butterflies for Beginners with Wendy Dreskin
Price: $55 ($50 for PRNSA members)

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