Make a difference through volunteering with the Stewardship Corps. Volunteers and park staff work together at different locations each week to restore native habitat and beautify the San Mateo County Parks. Come explore the County Parks while lending a hand with invasive plant removal, planting native plants, and seed collection.
Drop-in individuals and families are welcome. Registration is encouraged but not required for participation. Groups of eight or larger need to be confirmed at least seven days in advance. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have the Volunteer Agreement signed by a parent or guardian. Youth under 15 are welcome and have to be accompanied by an adult.
No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Light snacks and beverages will be available. Bring a completed Volunteer Agreement.
We work rain or shine. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Dress in layers for varying weather conditions and rain gear if needed. Fulfills community service requirements.
Be a park steward of native planting areas near San Vicente creek, which supplies fresh water to both plants and animals as it winds throughout the reserve. We will weed invasive species to protect native species planted last winter. Don’t leave this reserve without seeing the rich tide pools, picturesque Monterey cypress forest, and basking harbor seals.
Meet at the tide pool entrance across the corner of North Lake St and Nevada Ave. See map.
(If arriving late, walk down the path towards the tide pools for one minute. See map.)
Sat, April 6Pigeon Point BluffsWeeding
Be a park steward of native planting areas at Pigeon Point and help remove invasive weeds around recently introduced plantings to help them continue to thrive. Pigeon Point Bluffs features incredible views of the expansive coastline and Pigeon Point Lighthouse, and is perfect for spotting migratory whales and waterfowl.
Meet at the pullout off of Hwy 1 approximately 0.6 miles south of Pigeon Point Rd. See map.
(If arriving late, walk past the main gate and head right towards the direction of the lighthouse for 1-2 minutes. See map.)
Enjoy a quiet morning underneath the canopy of towering redwoods and evergreens in this tranquil park. We will maintain a native planting community where over 1,700 plants has been established. After the program, discover nearby trails traversing the countryside and visit the Folger Stable, which houses the Carriage Room Museum and offers horseback riding activities.
Meet at the south end of the parking lot near the entrance off of Woodside Rd. See map.
We will work in either one of two spaces: the understory planting area by the restrooms, and the site between the riding arena and Woodside Rd (to reach the second site, walk southeast from the parking lot towards the riding arena for one minute. See map).
Help us protect a unique mountain’s native ecosystem in the midst of the peninsula’s urbanized landscaped. We will weed by the parking lot entrance, where a rich variety of native species has been planted such as wild cucumber, hummingbird sage, and California fuchsia. This park is home to rare plants and animals such as the endangered San Bruno elfin butterfly, San Francisco wallflower, mission blue butterfly, and San Bruno manzanita.
Meet at the main parking lot near the entrance off of Guadalupe Canyon Parkway. See map.
Join us in the last Stewardship Corps event before the summer. Help us beautify the entrance to the park by pulling invasive weeds near recently planted native species. This unique locale at Coyote Point allows visitors to engage in a range of recreational activities including biking, hiking, windsurfing, sailing, canoeing, picnicking, and enjoying the exhibits at the CuriOdyssey museum.
Meet at the parking lot near the Magic Mountain Picnic Area (take an immediate left after passing the park entrance).