Share the Beach

Join the outreach program taking place at MacKerricher State Park and Manchester State Park. Volunteers will share information about the coastal environment with visitors and encourage stewardship and protection of native plant and wildlife communities. Training begins in May.

Marine Protected Area (MPA) Watch

Help collect data on human use activities within and adjacent to our local Marine Protected Areas at MacKerricher State Park, Point Cabrillo State Historic Park, Russian Gulch State Park, Big River Beach at Mendocino Headlands State Park, and Van Damme State Park.

Black Oystercatcher Monitoring Project

Participate in the thirteenth year of ongoing weekly monitoring of seabird nesting sites throughout the summer at MacKerricher State Park. Begins in April.

Hendy Woods Docent

Help staff the visitor center or lead interpretive walks on Saturdays in the summertime. Upcoming training this spring before the season begins.


Coastal Prairie Dune Restoration at Manchester State Park

Assist in seed collection for plant propagation in April, May, and June

Mendocino Area Parks Association (MendoParks) Opportunities:

Volunteer at the Greenwood Museum and Visitor Center in Elk, California, the Ford House Visitor Center and Museum in Mendocino, California, Captain Fletcher’s Inn at Navarro Beach, or the Van Damme Visitor Center in Little River, California

For details, please contact:

Amelia Schall Tumová, Sonoma-Mendocino Coast District Volunteer Coordinator

(707) 800-6406

12301 N Highway 1, Box 1 Mendocino, CA 95460