Thanks to the 100+ volunteers who participated in the
Presidio's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service! Volunteers, park staff
and interns planted native vegetation, spruced up a trail, turned compost
piles, spread mulch, installed a fence, and filled 5 dump truck loads with
weeds and green waste at Rob Hill Campground and nearby habitat restoration and
Presidio Planting Day
February 7: YMCA Reach
The postponeed Presidio Planting Day is finally happening! Help put hundreds of native plants in the ground at YMCA Reach, a new habitat restoration site in the Tennessee Hollow Watershed. All ages welcome. Family friendly. No experience necessary. Rain or shine.
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Grow the Presidio Forest
Friday, February 6th: Lobos Reforestation Site
Friday, February 13th: Lobos Reforestation Site
The Presidio forest needs your help! Join our dedicated & fun community of volunteers as we enhance & pay respects to our urban trees, which provide so much benefit to the San Francisco Bay Area. The Forest Stewards will be replanting trees in the Lobos plantation as well as pulling back ice plant where it has become overgrown. Standard weeding and mulching work will follow, as we venture forth into 2015 with our fearless leaders (and Certified Arborists!), Chris and Ben.
Keep Our Trails Moving
February 10th: Lovers' Lane
In the 18th Century, as original Spanish El Presidio took shape at the Main Post, the shortest way to the pious - and passionate - possibilities of Yerba Buena was a footpath, later named Lovers' Lane. Today, Lovers' Lane is undergoing improvement, with new LED lighting fixtures installed this month. A section of the Lane in need of volunteer support is near the Presidio Gate, where we'll work to eliminate the detrimental effects of an adjacent unofficial trail that has developed over the years. Our work will ensure the public's safety & simultaneously protects our natural resources in the area. Please join us to keep our trails moving!
Prepare Presidio Firewood
Thursday, February 12th: Compost Yard
Join the Presidio's Waste Reduction team in preparing Presidio firewood for the thousands of Bay Area residents who flock to the Presidio campground each year. We strive to keep our wood source local to the Presidio! Come help sort and stack logs that will be used in campfires this summer and fall. Rain or shine. RSVP's are required - please RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Perfecting the Promenade
Friday, February 20th: Presidio Promenade
The Presidio Promenade runs from the Lombard Gate to the Golden Gate Bridge & passes through all of the various exciting landscapes in the park. Volunteers will assist landscaping staff in spiffing up the most visible section of the Promenade within the Presidio's Letterman District. These lovely gardens occupy a gentle slope and contain a wide variety of strategically planted ornamentals, all beneath the breathtaking skyline canopy of eucalyptus and redwood trees.
Presidio Talks, Tours, and Classes
Visit the Presidio Calendar to find out about other upcoming educational talks and tours in the Presidio or check out Park Academy for a listing of free classes for park staff, interns and volunteers.
Volunteer Internship Opportunities
The Presidio Trust offers volunteer internships for motivated individuals looking for an opportunity to connect to the park while gaining specialized training in various aspects of park management. Volunteer interns serve full-time on a short-term or long-term basis and receive free housing and a stipend paid every two weeks. We currently several openings for full-time internships to support
waste reduction, heritage education, and marketing and communications.
Docent + Ambassador Opportunities
The Presidio Trust is currently seeking Art Docents, Trail Ambassadors, and Heritage Program Docents. If you enjoy sharing your love and knowledge of the Presidio with the public, we encourage you to apply.