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: Winter Wildlife Docent
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2014 season. You may apply for the 2015 season. Please consider volunteering in other programs until then.
Docents must possess very good oral communication skills with a diversity of people and be able to work independently. Docents must also be able to spend a majority of the time standing, walking, and/or hiking; be able to tolerate sun, wind, fog, and cold; and be able to carry up to 15 pounds of interpretive materials a distance of up to one-fifth mile.
Knowledge of the park and teaching experience is helpful.
Schedule and Time Commitment
Docents have the option to continue to work an additional month in April (Saturdays and Sundays only) for the gray whale migration.
All docents, both new and returning, must also attend a one-day training in December.
Benefits to the Volunteer
Did You Know?
The Black Abalone is one of seven abalone species found in California's intertidal waters. More...