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: Internships: Habitat Restoration Volunteer Coordinator
This position is hired and managed through Conservation Corps North Bay (CCNB) AmeriCorps - the nation’s first local nonprofit conservation corps.
Once hired for CCNB, corpsmembers will be placed at a partner agency that conserves and manages natural resources in Marin and Sonoma Counties (such as the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, Point Reyes National Seashore, Marin Open Space District, or the Marin Municipal Water District).
The opportunity: Each CCNB corpsmember is paired with a mentor who is a professional working within agency departments charged with specific projects and assignments. In past years, members have served on environmental projects including vegetation monitoring and exotic plant removal, native plant nursery maintenance, harbor seal monitoring, dune restoration projects, stream habitat surveys, salmoniod spawner surveys, GIS mapping projects, spotted owl surveys, photo-monitoring, exclusionary fence construction, snowy plover habitat surveys, database development and maintenance of scientific data, and water quality sampling. Members will conduct scientific surveys and ecological monitoring, participate in habitat restoration fieldwork, and lead/attend volunteer programs and public outreach events.
Program overview: The Volunteers in Service to the Environment (VSE) AmeriCorps Program of CCNB will address the intersection of three critically important needs in Marin County: 1) The stewardship of Marin’s natural lands, habitats and ecosystems; 2) The encouragement of environmental stewardship among youth; 3) The engagement of the larger Marin population in environmental service and volunteer activities on public lands. The program is designed to offer AmeriCorps members an introduction to field research, ecological monitoring, sustainability, recycling and waste reduction, environmental education, civic engagement, leadership skills, and public outreach.
How do I apply?
To become a CCNB AmeriCorps member, apply online or download the CCNB Application [PDF] and submit to CCNB along with a cover letter, resume, and one reference (letter or Americorps reference form) to:
Conservation Corps North Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Application deadline: July 31, 2009.
Did You Know?
Since the restoration of the Giacomini Wetlands in 2008, the tidewater goby--a federally endangered brackish-water resident fish species--has not only been observed in the newly restored channels and ponds, but in Lagunitas Creek, where it had previously not been documented since 1953. More...