Volunteer: Native Plant Nursery Operator

The Native Plant Nursery Operator assists park staff in ecological restoration of the Seashore by helping to supply native plants and heritage plants for the range and vegetation restoration programs and the cultural landscape preservation program, respectively.
  • Collect seed and seedlings
  • Propagate plants
  • Plant nursery plants in revegetation and restoration projects
  • Maintain the irrigation system
  • Decontaminate potting containers and tools
Knowledge/Skills/Experience Desired
  • Gardening or nursery operation experience is helpful but not necessary.
  • Good oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Knowledge of native flora helpful
Special Requirements of the Position
The volunteer must complete the "California Law Enforcement Telecommunications System Statement Form" regarding access to confidential information.
Schedule and Time Commitment
Time commitment varies by activity of interest and seasonality (e.g., field collection demands 3-4 hrs a day and 1-2 days/month for 3 months; nursery operation demands 0.5-1hr a day and 1day/week year-round.)
Point Reyes National Seashore Association will sponsor and organize formal trainings by experts from the UC Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners on nursery setup and management, propagation, and outplanting.
Benefits to the Volunteer
Native Plant Nursery Operators have the opportunity to gain new skills, such as native plant identification, plant propagation and outplanting while enjoying the satisfaction in playing an active role in the ecological restoration of the Seashore. This volunteer position is a rewarding opportunity to work with a group of individuals who are just as excited about protecting the ecological and cultural landscape of the Seashore.
Group Type
Individuals are encouraged to participate.
Minimum Age
Minimum age is 18.
Housing and RV sites are not available.
Application and Contact Information
Please apply via Volunteer.gov here. For more information, contact Roxanne Foss at (415) 464-5172 or by email.

Last updated: April 14, 2017

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Mailing Address:

1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956


(415) 464-5100
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