Located in Pacifica, the Oceana Nursery is the product of a unique partnership of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and Oceana High School.

Students have contributed over 20,000 hours of volunteer work to the park through service-learning and educational programs over the past 15 years, working in both the nursery site and on adjacent parklands.

In the last five years, students and volunteers have grown approximately 38,000 plants for Mori Point trail and restoration projects. Today, the nursery continues to grow plants for Mori Point, as well as Milagra Ridge and Oakwood Valley.

Oceana High School is not only home to the nursery, but also a vibrant school garden. In 2010, a group of forward-thinking students and faculty applied for—and received—several grants to transform the area around the nursery into a school garden complete with chickens, vegetable gardens, and a gathering area.

To learn more about the garden project, please visit the Oceana High School Garden.


Community Service Program (for Oceana High School Students Only)

When: Every Wednesday, 1 pm–4 pm

Where: Meet us at the Nursery located behind the cafeteria.

Activities: You’ll get to do hands-on restoration at three park sites: The Oceana Native Plant Nursery, Milagra Ridge, and Mori Point. Restoration activities include, but are not limited to, planting, transplanting, pot washing, and removing invasive plants.

At every program: Be prepared to get dirty! Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. We provide the tools, gloves, and snacks.


Volunteering Opportunities (Open to the Public)

  • Drop-in Volunteer Programs are offered a few times per year on Saturdays from 10 am–1 pm.
  • Groups are welcome to work at the nursery throughout the year. Contact Meghan Steinharter to set-up a special program for your group today!

Contact Information

Meghan Steinharter
msteinharter@parksconservancy.org
(415) 652-2373