Overview The Range Watershed Restoration volunteer assists park staff in completing revegetation and erosion control components of conservation/restoration projects on ranches within Point Reyes National Seashore and the North District of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Duties are project-based, with various types of activities occurring throughout the season.
Plant native grasses, sedges, rushes, shrubs and/or trees at various project sites
Collect plant material, such as willow sprigs, prior to planting
Assist with the construction of biotechnical repairs, such as willow walls
Perform minor earth shaping with hand tools
Install erosion control fabric
Seed (with native grass seed) and mulch bare areas
Remove and/or repair barbed wire fence
Perform weed management/mapping
The volunteer must be able to use hand tools and walk over occasionally rugged or uneven terrain. An interest in native plant revegetation and restoration is helpful.
Volunteers will need to provide personal outdoor gear, such as hiking boots, water bottles, raingear, etc.
Schedule and Time Commitment Work days are scheduled between November and March and are dependent upon weather conditions and program needs. Work days usually last 4 hours, generally from 9:00am to 1:00pm., however work times may be adjusted according to volunteer availability.
Range Watershed Restoration is a drop-in program where volunteers are not required to work more than one day at a time. However, volunteers are welcome to work as many of the work days as desired. For a schedule of workdays please contact Dylan Voeller (see below).
There is also an option for a once-per-week internship-type commitment for those interested. Please apply using the link below or contact Dylan Voeller (see below) for more information.
Training Training on native plant restoration and erosion control techniques is provided on-the-job.
Benefits to the Volunteer The volunteer will gain an understanding of park ranch conservation/restoration projects and enjoy the satisfaction in helping to restore watershed integrity on park lands. The volunteer will also enjoy personal enrichment and experience working in a national park setting.
Group Type Individuals and groups up to 15-25 people are encouraged to participate. (Group size limitations vary depending upon project.)
Minimum Age All ages are welcome, however children under 16 years must be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers under 18 must have a signed parental consent form. Please contact us (see below) for more information.
School groups are limited to 5th grade and above and should provide 1 adult chaperone for every 3-4 students.
Accommodations Housing and camping/RV sites are unavailable.
Application and Contact Information Please apply using the link below. For schedules and more information, contact Dylan Voeller at 415-464-5216 or firstname.lastname@example.org.