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

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

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  • 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 »

Volunteer: Giacomini Restoration Volunteer

The Giacomini Restoration volunteer assists park staff in restoring tidal and freshwater wetland habitat on the former Giacomini ranchlands through revegetation efforts.


  • Plant perennial herbs and shrubs
  • Clip cattails at water surface
  • Dig holes
  • Place plant plugs in holes
  • Use shovels, buckets and picks

Volunteers must be able to perform moderate physical labor with hand tools, such as bending and stooping, while in waders.

Schedule and Time Commitment
Restoration workdays are scheduled for up to 6 hours per day, however, volunteers may work a variable number of hours during this time period. Please contact us (see below) to confirm work times.

The Giacomini Restoration program is a drop-in program where volunteers are not required to work more than one day at a time. However, volunteers are welcome to work as many of the work days as desired.

Currently scheduled workdays are scheduled from Wednesday, September 25 through Saturday, November 30, 2013:

Training will be provided on location.

Benefits to the Volunteer
Volunteers will enjoy the satisfaction of helping to restore wetland habitat as well as gain awareness and appreciation for wetlands in Point Reyes National Seashore.

Group Type
Individuals and groups are encouraged to participate.

Minimum Age
Minimum age is 8 years. Volunteers under 18 must have a signed parental consent form. Please contact us (see below) for more information.

Housing and camping/RV sites are unavailable.

Application and Contact Information
To confirm your participation or to request more information, please contact Leslie Adler-Ivanbrook at (415) 464-5910 or Leslie_Adler-Ivanbrook@partner.nps.gov.

Did You Know?

Humpback whale spout

Marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes. Blue whales and humpback whales feed here during spring and summer months. Gray whales migrate past our shores twice a year on their round trip from Alaska to Baja. More...