National Day of Service

Audience: Families, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Educators, Groups, Adults, Seniors

Location: Lands End, Marin Headlands, Muir Woods, Ocean Beach, Presidio, Marin County, San Francisco, San Mateo

Event Type: Birds/Wildlife, Environment/Science, Volunteer

Volunter Work Type: Habitat Restoration & Monitoring, Landscape Restoration & Gardening, Trail Maintenance & Restoration, Beach Clean-Ups & Maintenance, Site Stewardship

Be a part of history—help launch a new era of positive change across America!

President-elect Barack Obama is calling for a nationwide Day of Service on January 19, 2009, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Parks at our doorstep! It’s fun, it’s healthy, and it makes a difference—the perfect way to pitch in on a momentous day.

Celebrate your day off as a “day on” and help grow and restore these cherished national parklands. We will feature several projects at park sites in Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo counties, with activities including trails maintenance, planting, habitat restoration, beach cleanups, and more. Choose your favorite activity and site listed below, and join us for a fun and rewarding day in the Golden Gate National Parks.

All you need to bring is some good energy, your waiver form, and the proper clothing. Bring the whole family and friends! We’ll take care of the rest (tools, supplies, and project leadership).Times vary by project. Individuals and groups are welcome. RSVP is requested and appreciated.

For more information and to RSVP, contact us at (415) 561-4755 or

The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a cooperative parkwide effort of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.

Park Sites and Activities

Teens on Trails at Muir Woods
Time: 10 am—1 pm
Location: Muir Woods National Monument, Marin Join the Trails Forever Team to work on trail maintenance projects at beautiful Muir Woods. Activities will include hauling materials for site preparation of an ongoing construction project along the Hillside Trail, as well as flossing and removing leaf debris along the boardwalk.

Presidio Park Stewards
Time: 9 am—Noon
Location: Presidio, San Francisco Help enhance rare native plant habitat and create important wildlife corridors in the Presidio of San Francisco. Activities will focus on planting native plants within our restoration sites.

Lands End Stewardship
Time: 9 am—Noon
Location: Lands End, San Francisco Help restore unique coastal habitat at Lands End. Activities will focus on planting native plants within our restoration sites.

Ocean Beach Cleanup
Time: 10 am—Noon
Location: Ocean Beach, San Francisco Help keep Ocean Beach clean and safe for all of us to enjoy! Activities will focus on collecting trash and human-made debris from the beach.

Site Stewardship at Mori Point
Time: Noon—3 pm
Location: Mori Point, Pacifica Join the Site Stewardship Team to restore habitat for threatened and endangered species at Mori Point. Activities will focus on planting native plants within our restoration sites.

Last updated: February 28, 2015

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Golden Gate National Recreation Area
Building 201, Fort Mason

San Francisco, CA 94123-0022


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