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City College of San Francisco students enjoy the wildflowers and sweeping views at Mori Point at the end of a fun program weeding

Are you interested in making this a greener world while learning more about nature’s relationships, getting to know your fellow classmates, and having fun in your local national park? Our Community Stewardship program has partnered with CCSF instructors to offer extra credit opportunities all semester long. This is a chance to put what you’re learning in the classroom into action by teaming up with us on habitat restoration volunteer days. You can either meet us in the park or take the free shuttle from the CCSF Science Hall (limited spots available). 

Below are the opportunities available for Fall Semester 2022, including a little description of the site.

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City College of San Francisco (CCSF)
 

Upcoming Volunteer Days
Please follow these steps to register for a project:

  1. Browse the schedule of upcoming volunteer days below.
  2. Click here to register - you'll need to select your desired project from the drop-down menu.
  3. Please note that 2 options are listed for each day - please select the Shuttle from CCSF option to sign up for the shuttle (limited spots available) OR the I'll get there myself option if you plan to get to the worksite on your own.

 

  • Saturday, September 24th - Presidio Nursery, 10 am-1 pm 
    This year, the Presidio Nursery is growing over 150 species of native plants for restoration projects throughout the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Join to help transplant seedlings, gather seeds, wash pots, and more! The Presidio Nursery is wheelchair accessible and activities will be planned to meet a wide range of mobility needs.
     
  • Saturday, October 15th - Mori Point, 10 am-1 pm
    Come enjoy incredible ocean views and participate in a service project to support a healthy home for the endangered California red-legged frog and the endangered San Francisco garter snake.
  • Saturday, October 29th - Milagra Ridge, 10 am-1 pm
    Come learn why Milagra Ridge is considered an island on the mainland and join a habitat restoration project to protect the home of the endangered Mission Blue butterfly.
  • Saturday, November 5th - Rancho Corral de Tierra, 10 am-1 pm
    Join us to learn more about the fascinating world of grasslands and participate in a habitat restoration project to protect the endangered plant Hickman’s Potentilla.
     
  • Saturday, November 19th - Presidio of San Francisco, 10 am-1 pm 
    Winter is planting season in the Bay Area! Come join us to add plant diversity to a beautiful meadow in the Presidio of San Francisco.
  • Saturday, December 3rd - Ocean Beach, 10 am-1 pm
    Come join us right on the beach and marvel at the wonders of plants that grow in the sand! Learn how to transplant native grass to improve the home of an adorable (and federally threatened) local bird, the Western Snowy Plover.
     
  • Saturday, December 10th - Oakwood Valley, 10 am-1 pm
    Join us for the last volunteer day of the semester to go out with a bang protecting the habitat of the endangered Mission Blue butterfly. Come share what you loved at the extra credit workdays this semester and what you’d like to see more of in the spring!

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