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 California Volunteers and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
- 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.
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.
On the day of the event, we will meet at the Bear Valley Picnic Area )(across from the Bear Valley Visitor Center; please park in the gravel lot adjacent to the picnic area) at 9 am and carpool/caravan to the day's work site. Work sites are approximately 10–15 minutes away from the Visitor Center.
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
Individuals and groups up to 20 people are welcome.
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.
Housing and RV sites are unavailable.