Main content

Habitat Restoration

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.


Wednesdays, 9 am to Noon
Saturdays, 9 am to Noon
Sundays, 10 am  to 1 pm

​Project Sites for This Month

​WEDNESDAYS, 9 am to Noon

Wednesday, 7/3: MacArthur Meadow
Wednesday, 7/10: Baker Beach (meet at north parking lot)
Wednesday, 7/17: Crissy Field (meet at East Beach picnic area)
Wednesday, 7/24: Fisher Loop
Wednesday, 7/31: Eastern Tributary

​SATURDAYS, 9 am to Noon

Saturday, 6/29: Upper Lobos Creek
Saturday, 7/6: Lower Lobos Creek
Saturday, 7/13: Cavalry Bowl
Saturday, 7/20: Upper Lobos Creek
Saturday, 7/27: Mountain Lake

SUNDAYS, 10 am to 1 pm​

Sunday, 6/30: Sumner Grassland
Sunday, 7/7: Inspiration Point
Sunday, 7/14: YMCA Reach
Sunday, 7/21: Rob Hill [note: updated location]
​Sunday, 7/28: 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 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 pre-registration. 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.