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: Habitat Restoration - Third Thursday Weeders
You might also be interested in the Habitat Restoration volunteer opportunity!
Special Requirements of the Position
Schedule and Time Commitment
We'll remove weeds until about 2 pm with a lunch break around noon.
In case of stormy weather, please call 415-464-5196 between 7:30 and 8:30 am on the workday to confirm that it has not been cancelled. We do work in rainy conditions, but the project may be cancelled if heavy rains and/or high winds occur.
The Third Thursday Weeders 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 for 2014 include:
Benefits to the Volunteer
For groups of 5 or more people, please call as far in advance as possible to determine if space is still available since many sites can support only a limited number of volunteers. Many groups contact us a month or more in advance. Groups can schedule additional weekend or weekday dates other than those listed above.
Visit our Habitat Restoration Volunteer Program page for more information.
Did You Know?
According to a 2009 report from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, climate change will likely lead to an increase in extreme weather in the USA. Fortunately, there is still time to limit climate change by reducing emissions of heat-trapping pollution and taking other actions. More...