Point Reyes National Seashore annually hosts a variety of a volunteer projects in recognition of National Public Lands Day, which is usually observed on the fourth Saturday of September. National Public Lands Day 2019 will occur on September 28. Return to this page in August or early September 2019 to find out what events Point Reyes National Seashore will be offering for National Public Lands Day 2019.
National Public Lands Day is an annual event traditionally held on the fourth Saturday of September. It is designed to encourage people to get outside and visit places such as Point Reyes National Seashore. National Public Lands Day is also a national volunteer effort to encourage folks to give back to the very lands we use to hike, bike, swim, explore, picnic, or just relax. It is the nation's largest hands-on volunteer effort to improve and enhance the public lands!
National Public Lands Day began in 1994 with three federal agencies and 700 volunteers. Now, eight federal agencies and many state and local lands participate in this annual day of caring for shared lands. In 2017, about 169,000 volunteers worked at over 2,100 sites in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, contributing ~680,000 hours of service.
Past volunteer projects have included Adopt-a-Trail, Giacomini Wetland Restoration Workday, Habitat Restoration Workday, and a Beach Cleanup. All events are co-hosted by Point Reyes National Seashore Association. Additionally, we have offered the opportunity to experience Tule Elk during the rut (mating reason) with our volunteer Tule Elk Docents. To find out what events were held at Point Reyes National Seashore in previous years, click on the appropriate year: