Invasive Plant Patrol

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Removing Invasives in Tennessee Valley

When: Wednesdays, 10 am–2:30 pm

Where: Meeting locations vary throughout Marin county.

Hiking with a mission! Invasive Plant Patrol volunteers join ranger led hikes, from the Marin Headlands to Bolinas Ridge, to find and remove localized infestations of invasive weeds before they get out of control—an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This program is great for those that love to hike and are interested in plant identification, both native and non-native. Hikes are approximately 4.5 hours.

Groups

Groups of five or more require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Please review the List of Available Projects and fill out the Group Project Request Form.

Age, Skills, What to Bring:

  • Volunteers ages 15 and up are welcome.
  • 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, sunscreen, and lunch.
  • 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.


Invasive Plant Patrol Events

Volunteers at Work
Events
Wed, Feb 28 10:00am-2:30pm
McKinnan Gulch
Hiking with a mission – help find and remove new infestations of invasive weeds while exploring the parks.
Volunteers at Work
Events
Wed, Mar 06 10:00am-2:30pm
Dipsea Trail at Panoramic Hwy Stinson
Hiking with a mission – help find and remove new infestations of invasive weeds while exploring the parks.
Volunteers at Work
Events
Wed, Mar 13 10:00am-2:30pm
Homestead Valley - Fire Road Gate on Panoramic Hwy
Hiking with a mission – help find and remove new infestations of invasive weeds while exploring the parks.
Volunteers at Work
Events
Wed, Mar 20 10:00am-2:30pm
Morning Sun Trail - Spencer Parking Lot
Hiking with a mission – help find and remove new infestations of invasive weeds while exploring the parks.
Volunteers at Work
Events
Wed, Mar 27 10:00am-2:30pm
Eastwood Park
Hiking with a mission – help find and remove new infestations of invasive weeds while exploring the parks.

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