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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, 10/30: Crissy Field (meet at East Beach)
Wednesday, 11/6: Calvary Bowl
Wednesday, 11/13: Upper Lobos Creek
Wednesday, 11/20: Presidio Hills
Wednesday, 11/27: Mountain Lake

​SATURDAYS, 9 am to Noon

Saturday, 11/2: Lower Lobos Creek
Saturday, 11/9: Baker Beach (meet at north parking lot)
Saturday, 11/16: Mountain Lake
Saturday, 11/23: El Polin
Saturday, 11/30: Mountain Lake

SUNDAYS, 10 am to 1 pm​

Sunday, 11/3: Quail Commons
​Sunday, 11/10: CANCELLED
Sunday, 11/17: Rob Hill
Sunday, 11/24: MacArthur Meadow

​Meeting Location

Meet at the Temporary Presidio Transit Center 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). Look for an orange trailer with "VOLUNTEER" on the side as a meeting location landmark. Volunteers will be shuttled by van to the project site.

Contact Information

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

GROUPS

Groups of five or more require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Fill out the Group Project Request Form.

AGE, SKILLS, WHAT TO BRING:

To save time on your first visit, please bring a completed Presidio Trust Volunteer Agreement Form (download English, Spanish, Chinese) AND National Park Service Volunteer Agreement Form (download English, Spanish, Chinese​). Our staff also have copies of these forms available on-site, if needed.

Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the parental consent section of these forms signed by a parent/legal guardian or they will not be allowed to participate. Please review our Youth Policy Guidelines (PDF) for youth under the age of 15.

We'll be working rain or shine. 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.

The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a partnership of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.