Join us in celebrating Earth Day all weekend long! From beach cleanups to habitat restoration, there is something for everyone. Bring yourself, your friends, and family!
Project Details: Multiple projects; locations and times vary. Registration Required! After clicking “register,” select the project from the drop-down menu.
Stinson Beach Cleanup & Create with Nature
- Time: 10am - Noon
- Time: 11am – 1pm
Come lend a hand at one of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area’s most beautiful beaches – Stinson Beach! Help us protect endangered species and marine animals from the dangers of human-made trash, as well as keep our beach looking nice and safe for everyone who visits! Stick around and join collaborating artists in sculpture-making with natural materials, making music, dancing, and more. Find more about RESTORE AND CREATE: EARTH DAY CELEBRATION here.
Ocean Beach Cleanups – Two sites!
- Location: Stairwell #17, across from the Beach Chalet
- Time: 9am-11am
- Location: Great Highway at Taraval Street
- Time: 1-3pm
Make a difference while enjoying a day at the beach. Ocean Beach is a beautiful three mile stretch of coastline popular with local residents and visitors alike for a range of recreational activities. Unfortunately, with its popularity, there is a lot of human-made debris left behind which is harmful to wildlife and our community. Help us lead by example, steward our coastline, and keep our beaches beautiful, clean, and safe for all of us to enjoy.
Landscaping and Maintenance at Crissy Field
Time: 9am - Noon
Did you know that Crissy Field used to be a marsh? How about a race track or airfield? Today, it's a park site that stretches along the Golden Gate welcoming thousands of visitors, is teeming with wildlife, and offers meadows that nod to its unique past. Join NPS staff on Earth Day to learn about the history of this area while maintaining pathways and natural areas in preparation for bird nesting season. Activities will include trimming back vegetation and weeding near the lagoon.
Landscaping and Maintenance at Fort Mason
Time: 9am - Noon
Once part of the coastal defense system, today Fort Mason is the park’s headquarters, public residences, and a park for picnicking, bird watching, and recreating. Join the team of gardeners to learn more about the history of this site and lend a helping hand. Activities may include planting, weeding, litter pick-up, mulching, and more!
Muir Woods Earth Day – Sunday, April 24th
Join us at Muir Woods in celebration of Earth Day! Volunteers will support a variety of projects including habitat restoration and boardwalk care. View the event page for more information and to register.
Presidio Earth Day – Saturday, April 30th
Celebrate of Earth Day in the Presidio of San Francisco! Volunteers will support a variety of projects including habitat restoration and plant care at the Presidio Nursery. View the event page for more information and to register.
AGE, SKILLS, WHAT TO BRING:
- Volunteers of all ages 8 and up are welcome. Youth under the age of 15 should be joined by a parent or guardian. 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.
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.