January 18, 2016

Time and location varies by project

Audience: Groups, Adults, High School Students, Middle School Students, Families, Seniors, Educators, Volunteers, Elementary School Students

Location: Alcatraz, Mori Point, Stinson Beach, Marin County, Rancho Corral de Tierra, Fort Funston, Muir Beach, San Francisco, Ocean Beach, Presidio of San Francisco, San Mateo County, Crissy Field

Event Type: Centennial - NPS, Volunteer

    “Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.”
    -Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    For 100 years, the National Park Service (NPS) has served as the official guardian and steward of America’s most cherished public lands. Kick off the NPS Centennial in 2016—and honor Dr. King’s legacy of service—by giving back to the parks that belong to us all.

    Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Parks at your doorstep and help grow and restore these spectacular parklands. It’s fun, it’s healthy, and it makes a difference—the perfect way to pitch in on a momentous day, launching a momentous year for our national parks. Bring the whole family and rally your friends!

    Projects & Locations

    This is a rain or shine event. Please dress appropriately!

    Marin

    Muir Beach Stewardship
    Improve vital habitat for the coho salmon and other wildlife through planting and weeding projects.
    Time: 10 am–1 pm   
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers ages 10 and up are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
    Register >>

    Stinson Beach Cleanup
    Enjoy a day at the beach while helping to care for our beautiful coastline in Marin.
    Time: 10 am–12 pm   
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
    Register >> 


    San Mateo

    Rancho Corral de Tierra Stewardship
    Improve vital habitat wildlife through planting and weeding projects.
    Time: 10 am–1 pm   
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers ages 14 and up are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
    FULL


    San Francisco

    Aquatic Park Beach and Community Cleanup
    Join Aquarium of the Bay and San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park for a beach and community cleanup at Aquatic Park.
    Time: 9 am–noon
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
    Register >>

    Fort Funston Stewardship
    Help restore and improve vital habitat for wildlife and rare plants through a planting and weeding project in the sweeping dunes of Fort Funston.
    Time: 9 am-noon
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
    Register >>

    Golden Gate Maintenance
    Help keep the Presidio shoreline beautiful by pitching in at historic Crissy Field! Projects include litter and sand removal, weeding invasive plants, vegetation pruning, painting, site improvements, and trail maintenance.
    Time: 9am-noon
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers ages 8 and up are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
    Register >>

    Ocean Beach Cleanup at Fulton Street
    Enjoy a day at the beach while helping to care for our beautiful coastline. This project will focus on the northern section of Ocean Beach.
    Time: 10 am–noon
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
    Register >>

    Ocean Beach Cleanup at Judah Street
    Join San Francisco Recreation and Park Department and enjoy a day at the beach while helping to care for our beautiful coastline. This project will focus on the middle section of Ocean Beach.
    Time: 10 am–noon
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
    Register >>

    Presidio Stewardship
    A variety of projects will be available to choose from. Help with habitat restoration, campground care, landscaping and gardening, or forest maintenance.
    Time: 9 am–12:30 pm
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
    Register >>

    Teens on Trails
    Help restore and maintain trails while enjoying some of the most beautiful landscapes in the park.
    Time: 10 am-1 pm
    Age requirement: This is a project for teens. Volunteers ages 14 and up are welcome.
    CANCELED

    Age, Skills, What to Bring:

    • Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Read our Youth Policy Guidelines (PDF) for youth under the age of 15.
    • Bring your completed Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF). Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.
    • Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring layers for changing weather and rain gear if necessary.
    • Bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.
    • No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Fulfills community service requirements.

    Contact Information

    (415) 561-3044 or volunteer@parksconservancy.org.


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      The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a cooperative parkwide effort of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.



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