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MLK “Day of Service” 2019 | Volunteer In The Parks

Monday, January 21, 2019 - All Day | Cost: FREE
San Francisco Bay Area |


“Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is a day off for most of us in the U.S., but you can take a “day on” and find a volunteer opportunity – especially to help out in your parks and nature areas.

Volunteer in the Golden Gate National Parks at your doorstep and help grow and restore these spectacular parklands. It’s fun, it’s healthy, and it makes a difference—the perfect way to pitch in on a momentous day, launching a new year in the national parks.

MLK “Day of Service”
2019 Projects & Locations
This is a rain or shine event. Please dress appropriately.

Marin

Muir Beach: Habitat Restoration
Improve vital habitat for the coho salmon and other wildlife through planting and weeding projects.
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers ages 10 and up are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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Stinson Beach: Beach Cleanup
Enjoy a day at the beach while helping to care for our beautiful coastline in Marin.
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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San Mateo

Rancho Corral de Tierra: Habitat Restoration
Help restore grassland habitat for the endangered Hickman’s potentilla by planting native grasses and flowering plants.
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Age requirement: Family-friendly, ages 8 and up are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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San Francisco

Fort Funston: Habitat Restoration
Plant native seedlings in rare dune habitat and clear brush on trails from winter storms at Fort Funston.
Time: 9am-noon
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers ages 8 and up are welcome for the habitat restoration project. Ages 14 and up for the trail project. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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Presidio: Habitat Restoration and Landscape Stewardship
A variety of projects will be available to choose from. Help with habitat restoration, campground care, landscaping and gardening, or forest maintenance.
Time: 9 am–noon
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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Ocean Beach: Historic Landscape Maintenance 
Paint the historic O’Shaughnessy seawall to protect the important structure for years to come. Landscaping projects will be planned instead if rain is forecasted.
Time: 9am-noon
Age requirement: Ages 14 and up. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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Fort Mason: Historic Landscape and Site Maintenance
Join NPS Garderners at Fort Mason to help out with a variety of projects including vegetation removal and pruning at historic Black Point Battery, caring for native plants in the gardens of the Great Meadow, and sprucing up the site by removing litter.
Time: 9 am -noon
Age requirement: Ages 10 and up.
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Black Point at Fort Mason: Gardening
Volunteer to help restore scenic garden paths recently freed from decades of overgrowth at Black Point. Projects include weeding, pruning, and uncovering buried walkways.
Time: 9 am -noon
Age requirement: Ages 12 and up.
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Aquatic Park: Coastal Cleanup
Join San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park and Aquarium of the Bay for a community and bay cleanup at Aquatic Park.
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
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Ocean Beach: Beach Cleanup at Stairwell # 17
Enjoy a day at the beach while helping to care for our beautiful coastline. This project will focus on the northern section of Ocean Beach.
Time: 10 am–noon
Age requirement: Family-friendly, volunteers of all ages are welcome. Adult chaperones required for youth under the age of 15.
Register >>

Age, Skills, What To Bring:

  • Age requirement varies by project. 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.
  • 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.

For More Information: (415) 561-3044


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Charity & Volunteering, MLK Day, San Francisco Bay Area

Monday, January 21, 2019

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