Volunteer: Stream Team

Thank you for your interest. The Stream Team has closed for season. The next work days will be scheduled for October through February. Applications received will be considered for the 2017-18 season.

Overview
Stream Team is an opportunity to assist park staff and the Watershed Stewards Program in improving fish habitat for federally listed coho salmon and steelhead trout through streamside restoration in Point Reyes National Seashore.

The Watershed Stewards Program's (WSP) mission is to conserve, restore, and enhance anadromous watersheds for future generations by linking education with high quality, scientific practices. A program of the California Conservation Corps, WSP is one of the most productive programs for future employment in natural resources. WSP is administered by CaliforniaVolunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Duties

  • Plant native plants
  • Construct, remove and maintain fences along creek habitat
  • Remove non-native plants
  • Perform habitat monitoring

Skills, knowledge, experience
Ability to perform moderate physical labor

Special requirements
Work may involve hiking over uneven terrain, bending, pulling, and lifting.

Proper field attire is required (close-toed shoes, long pants, and layers) as work may involve exposure to poison oak, ticks, temperature extremes, wind, rain, and fog.

Schedule and Time Commitment
The Stream Team is a drop-in program where volunteers commit to working one day at a time.

The next work day will be February 4th, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm. Volunteers should RSVP for more information to Stream Team coordinators Maddie or Richard at 415-464-5206 or via email: Maddie / Richard

On the day of the event, we will meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 10 am and carpool/caravan to the day's work site. Both work sites are approximately 10-15 minutes away from the Visitor Center.

Training
Training on the safe and proper use of tools will be provided on-the-job.

Benefits to the Volunteer

  • Satisfaction in helping to enhance habitat for federally endangered and threatened species of coho salmon and steelhead trout
  • Knowledge of habitat restoration techniques

Group Type
Individuals and groups up to 20 people are welcome.

Minimum Age
All ages 6 and above are encouraged to attend, however, children under 14 will need adult supervision. Volunteers under 18 must have a signed parental consent form. Please contact us (see below) for more information.

Accommodations
Housing and RV sites are unavailable.

Application and Contact Information
Please apply here. (You will be directed to Volunteer.gov). For more information, please contact either Maddie Halloran or Richard Green at 415-464-5206 or via email: Maddie / Richard.

 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
This number will initially be answered by an automated attendant, from which one can opt to access a name directory, listen to recorded information about the park (i.e., directions to the park; visitor center hours of operation; weather forecast; fire danger information; shuttle bus system status; wildlife updates; ranger-led programs; seasonal events; etc.), or speak with a ranger. Please note that if you are calling between 4:30 pm and 10 am, park staff may not be available to answer your call.

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