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 Locations

Volunteers will be transported by van to project sites.

Wednesdays: Arrive at 8:50 am at the Presidio Transit Center to be ready for a 9 am pickup.​

Saturdays: Arrive at 8:50 am at the Presidio Transit Center to be ready for a 9 am pickup.​

Sundays: Arrive at 9:50 am at the Presidio Transit Center​ to be ready for a 10 am pickup.​​

​Project Sites

Varies. Habitat Restoration sites throughout the Presidio.


Wednesday, 11/7: Log Cabin
Wednesday, 11/14: Upper Lobos Creek: CANCELLED​ due to air quality concerns​
Wednesday, 11/21: Fisher Loop
Wednesday, 11/28: Mountain Lake


Saturday, 11/3: Lower Lobos Creek
Saturday, 11/10: Mountain Lake: CANCELLED​ due to air quality concerns
Saturday, 11/17: MacArthur Meadow
Saturday, 11/24: El Polin


Sunday, 11/4: Inspiration Point
​Sunday, 11/11: Baker ​Beach: CANCELLED​ due to air quality concerns​
Sunday, 11/18: YMCA Reach
Sunday, 11/25: CANCELLED in observation of Thanksgiving

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.