Habitat Restoration

​​Join the Presidio Trust and the National Park Service to enhance Presidio’s rare native plant habitat and create wildlife corridors throughout the park. Learn about dune and serpentine systems while working in scrub, grassland, woodland, wetland, and bluff habitats. Activities include invasive plant removal during the summer dry season and native revegetation during the winter rainy season.  


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, 12/6: Fisher Loop
Wednesday, 12/13: Mountain Lake
Wednesday, 12/20: Upper Lobos
Wednesday, 12/27: YMCA Reach


Saturday, 12/2: Lower Lobos
Saturday, 12/9: Eastern Tributary
Saturday, 12/16: Planting Day 2017! Register here!
Saturday, 12/23: El Polin + Family Friendly volunteering
Saturday, 12/30: Fisher Loop


Sunday, 12/3: MacArthur Meadow
Sunday, 12/10: World War II Memorial
Sunday, 12/17: Baker Beach
Sunday, 12/24: CANCELLED for the Holidays
Sunday, 12/31: CANCELLED for the Holidays

​​​Contact Information

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

​How To Participate

Individuals and families or groups of 4 people or fewer are welcome to attend without pre-registration. Simply show up at the appropriate meeting location for sign in and asked to complete an agreement form (first visit only). Volunteers under 18 years must bring a waiver form signed by their parent/guardian. See below for details.

Groups of five people or more may require special arrangements and must be confirmed in advance. Visit Group Service Projects for details.

​Age Requirements

Volunteers ages 10 and up are welcome at all workdays. One Saturday a month a “Family Friendly” day will be held when volunteers under age 10 can also participate from 9 to 10:30 am. If bringing youth age 15 and under to any of the workdays, please read the Youth and Family Guidelines.

​What to Wear

Be prepared! Wear clothes that can get dirty, layers for changing weather, and rain gear if necessary. Long pants and sturdy closed-toe shoes are required (no shorts or sandals). Bring a hat and/or sunglasses and wear sunscreen.

​What to Bring

Bring the appropriate waiver forms (see below). Bring a reusable water bottle. Water stations will be available for refills. All necessary tools, supplies, and gloves will be provided.

​Skill Requirements

No experience is necessary. Training will be provided.


This program is rain or shine. If it is raining, please bring rain gear.

​Community Service Hours

This program fulfills community service requirements.

​Volunteer Agreement Forms (Please bring the completed forms to the project). 

Youth/Adult: Complete the Volunteer Services A​greement​​​. Volunteers under age 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.