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

Volunteer Activity Type

Habitat Restoration

​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.

​Project Sites

Varies. Habitat Restoration sites throughout the Presidio.


Wednesday, 1/2: Western Tributary
Wednesday, 1/9: Mountain Lake
Wednesday, 1/16: Landfill 10 [RELOCATED due to federal government shutdown]​​
Wednesday, 1/23: Dragonfly Creek
Wednesday, 1/30: Crissy Field [or Western Tributary in the event of a federal government shutdown]​


Saturday, 1/5: Mountain Lake
Saturday, 1/12: Landfill 10
Saturday, 1/19: Eastern Tributary
Saturday, 1/26: El Polin Spring​


Sunday, 1/6: Inspiration Point
​Sunday, 1/13: MacArthur Meadow
Sunday, 1/20: Inspiration Point
​Sunday, 1/27: Baker Beach (south parking lot) [or YMCA Reach in the event of a federal government shutdown​]

Contact Information

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

Volunteer Agreement Forms

Please bring the completed forms to the project (first visit only):

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.