Fort Funston Nursery

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Volunteerstransplant native plants at the Fort Funston nursery

When: Saturdays, 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Where: Fort Funston Nursery

Established in 1980, the Fort Funston Nursery was the first of its kind in the Golden Gate National Parks. The nursery is tucked away behind the Ranger Station at Fort Funston, surrounded by shifting sand dunes and beautiful native plants.

Over the years, the nursery has grown plants for a variety of park sites including Lands End, Fort Funston, Mori Point, Phleger Estate, and Rancho Corral de Tierra. Habitats ranging from coastal bluffs to grasslands have been rehabilitated with the plants grown at this nursery.

Currently, the Fort Funston nursery has the capacity to grow 25,000 plants per year for our parklands. This would not be possible without our dedicated volunteer base. Volunteers at Fort Funston participate in a variety of activities, including seed collection, transplanting, pruning, weeding and nursery maintenance.

Join us to help grow your national park!

Groups

Groups of five or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Fill out the Group Project Request Form.

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.
  • We'll be working rain or shine. 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.


Fort Funston Nursery Events

Volunteers wash pots at the Fort Funston Nursery
Volunteer
Sat, Feb 23 9:30am-12:30pm
Fort Funston Native Plant Nursery and Volunteer Program
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
Volunteers wash pots at the Fort Funston Nursery
Volunteer
Sat, Mar 02 9:30am-12:30pm
Fort Funston Native Plant Nursery and Volunteer Program
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
Volunteers wash pots at the Fort Funston Nursery
Volunteer
Sat, Mar 09 9:30am-12:30pm
Fort Funston Native Plant Nursery and Volunteer Program
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
Volunteers wash pots at the Fort Funston Nursery
Volunteer
Fort Funston Native Plant Nursery and Volunteer Program
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.
Volunteers wash pots at the Fort Funston Nursery
Volunteer
Fort Funston Native Plant Nursery and Volunteer Program
Learn to grow and care for native plants while helping to preserve and restore your national park.

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