January 15, 2018

Time and location varies by project

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

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

Event Type: Volunteer

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

    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 new year in 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: Habitat Restoration
    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.
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    Stinson Beach: Beach Cleanup
    Enjoy a day at the beach while helping to care for our beautiful coastline in Marin.
    Time: 10 am–1 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: Habitat Restoration
    Help restore grassland habitat for the endangered Hickman’s potentilla by planting native grasses and flowering plants. 
    Time: 10 am–1 pm   
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
    Register >>


    San Francisco

    Fort Funston: Habitat Restoration and Trail Maintenance
    Plant native seedlings in rare dune habitat, clear brush on trails from winter storms, and help repair the sandladder at Fort Funston.
    Time: 9am-noon
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers ages 8 and up are welcome for the habitat restorationp project. Ages 14 and up for the trail project. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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    Ocean Beach: Historic Landscape Maintenance
    Paint the historic O'Shaughnessy seawall to protect the important structure for years to come. Landscaping projects will be planned instead if rain is forecasted.
    Time: 9am-noon
    Age requirement: Ages 14 and up. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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    Crissy Field: East Beach Cleanup
    Help keep the Presidio shoreline beautiful by pitching in at historic Crissy Field and East Beach! Projects include litter pick-up and clearing vegetation.
    Time: 9am-noon
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers ages 8 and up are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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    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–noon
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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    Fort Mason: Garden Restoration at Historic Black Point Battery
    Volunteer for the first workday at historic Black Point, helping to restore scenic garden paths recently freed from decades of overgrowth. Projects include weeding, pruning, and uncovering buried walkways. 
    Time: 9 am -noon
    Age requirement: Ages 14 and up. 
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    Aquatic Park: Coastal Cleanup
    Join San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park and Aquarium of the Bay for a community and bay cleanup at Aquatic Park. 
    Time: 10 am–1 pm
    Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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    Ocean Beach: Beach Cleanup at Stairwell # 17
    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.
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    Ocean Beach: Beach Cleanup at Sloat Blvd
    Enjoy a day at the beach while helping to care for our beautiful coastline. This project will focus on the southern 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 >>


    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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