Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

Volunteers display the litter they found on the beach
Litter as big as—and sometimes bigger than—this garden hose wheel are found at Point Reyes Beach Cleanups every year.

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Join Point Reyes National Seashore, Point Reyes National Seashore Association, and GirlTrek on Monday, January 16, 2017, and transform Dr. King's life and teaching into community service and action to help preserve our public lands.

We will be hosting two service projects:

  • Beach Cleanup at Limantour Beach, 11 am to 2 pm
  • Dune Restoration at Abbotts Lagoon, 9:30 am to 2 pm
 
Three volunteers clean up litter along the Drakes Estero shoreline
Volunteers scoured the shoreline of Drakes Estero last year at National Public Lands Day, another national service day that takes place in September.

NPS Photo

BEACH CLEANUP

Limantour Beach Park Lot
11 am to 2 pm

We will be cleaning up litter along one of the most beautiful beaches at Point Reyes—Limantour Beach. While picking up marine debris, you will have the chance of seeing many shorebirds along the beach as they probe for food in order to refuel during their migration. Partake in what promises to be a memorable day while enjoying one of the most pristine beaches in the Bay Area.

We will meet at 11 am at the Limantour Beach parking lot. From there we will split up into groups which and walk in different directions along the beach. This is a great family event and all ages are welcome and encouraged to join. Groups will start to return to the parking lot area around 2 pm, after which we will do a wrap-up with the group.

Gloves, buckets, and trash pickers will be provided, but please feel free to bring your own supplies. Snacks and lunch are not provided, so please plan accordingly and bring snacks for along the way and a lunch when you return.

Please email Joey Negreann for more information or to register, or call 415-464-5225.

 

COASTAL DUNE RESTORATION PROJECT

Meet at the "Antenna Farm" Wayside (map)
9:30 am to 2 pm

Come spend Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the beautiful and scenic Abbotts Lagoon. Have lunch watching the waves lap the shore and help the dune restoration team remove searocket, as well as New Zealand spinach, iceplant, and nightshade—invasive plants that are threatening a newly thriving patch of Tidestrom’s lupine (a federally endangered species). The area in which we are removing plants was originally covered in invasive European beachgrass and, after an extensive removal process, we've managed to bring the dunes back to a more natural state. However, we now have new invasive species popping up. Come help us continue the restoration!

In addition to the restoration work, Cody Ender—the park’s Coastal Dune Technician—is going to give an introduction to the site and insight into managing the Coastal Dune Restoration Project for the park.

We are planning to meet at the the "Antenna Farm" Wayside, off of Sir Francis Drake, at 9:30 am on Monday, January 16. You can park there and we will ferry you out to the site. We plan to work until 2 pm.

Please wear sturdy shoes, long pants, and bring a water bottle (around 2 litters for the day). We will have water in the truck but it is a long walk from the work site. Also, there are no bathrooms at the site; the closest are located at the North Beach Parking Lot. Please bring in your own lunch.

Please contact Cain Buckler by email to register or for more information, or call 415-464-5203.

 

Everybody that joins either of the projects is required to fill out and sign a Volunteer Agreement form.

Download the MLK Day Event Flyer (249 KB PDF)

Last updated: January 12, 2017

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1 Bear Valley Road
Point Reyes Station, CA 94956

Phone:

(415) 464-5100
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