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Habitat Stewards

Habitat Stewards​ help restore and preserve the natural areas of the Presidio of San Francisco. Habitat restoration is a proactive, hands-on way to revitalize damaged ecosystems and promote environmental health! Learn about the plants and animals found in our local creeks, dunes, grasslands, woodlands, and other natural landscapes. Activities often include planting, watering, weeding, or spreading mulch.

When

Every Wednesday, 9 am to Noon
Every Saturday, 9 am to Noon
Every Sunday, 10 am to 1 pm

​Project Sites for This Month

​WEDNESDAYS, 9 am to Noon

Wednesday, 7/31: Eastern Tributary
​ Wednesday, 8/7: Fort Scott Meadow
Wednesday, 8/14: Eastern Tributary
Wednesday, 8/21: Presidio Hills
Wednesday, 8/28: Baker Beach

​SATURDAYS, 9 am to Noon

Saturday, 8/3: Lower Lobos Creek
Saturday, 8/10: Mountain Lake
Saturday, 8/17: Upper Lobos Creek
Saturday, 8/24: El Polin Spring
Saturday, 8/31: Eastern Tributary

SUNDAYS, 10 am to 1 pm​

Sunday, 8/4: Inspiration Point
​Sunday, 8/11: Rob Hill
Sunday, 8/18: YMCA Reach
Sunday, 8/25: MacArthur Meadow

​Meeting Location

Meet at the Presidio Transit Center on the bay-facing side of the building a few minutes prior to the start of the program for a prompt departure at the scheduled start time (Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9:00 am departure; Sundays, 10:00 am departure). Volunteers will be shuttled by van to the project site.

Contact Information

(415) 561-5332 or ​ volunteer@presidio.gov

Volunteer Agreement Forms

Bring your completed Presidio Trust Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF) AND NPS Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF). Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.

How to Participate

Individuals, families, and groups of four or fewer are welcome to attend without prior registration and no long-term commitment is required. Simply show up at the meeting location, sign-in and submit a completed volunteer agreement form.

Groups of five or more must register in advance. Please visit our Group Service Projects page for details.

This program fulfills most community service requirements.

Age & Skill-L​​evel Guidelines:

All ages are welcome. If bringing youth under age 15, please read the Families and Youth Policy Guidelines​.

No experience is necessary. Training will be provided, as well as all necessary tools, supplies, and gloves.

What to Wear & What to Bring:

Be prepared for variable and unpredictable weather conditions. Our programs happen rain or shine! Please bring your own rain gear, if necessary.

Please wear clothes that can get dirty, and dress in layers. Long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes are required (no shorts or sandals). Bring a hat and/or sunglasses, and wear sunscreen.

Bring a reusable water bottle. Water stations will be available for refills.

Bring a completed volunteer agreement form.

​Groups:

Groups of five or more participants must be scheduled in advance. Please refer to our Group Service Projects page.