Sunday, March 11, 2018 - Sunday, March 18, 2018
Golden Gate National Recreation Area, San Francisco, CA,
Join this cooperative venture between the AMC and the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy (GGNPC) and volunteer for a week on the trails of Golden Gate National Recreation Area in San Francisco, California! The city by the bay! Enjoy a little country and a little city on this volunteer vacation. Golden Gate National Recreation Area has scenic beaches, an old growth redwood forest and other gems hidden among its park lands which range within city limits to well beyond to the North and South. We'll have afternoons to explore, and one day recreation day midweek to travel to a destination as a group. ACCOMMODATIONS: WEEK ONE PARTICIPANTS (March 11-18, 2018): We will be staying at the Marin Headlands Hostel all week. A full list of accommodations is available online at http://www.norcalhostels.org/marin/hostel-faqs This is just a quick walk to a nearby beach, we'll cook meals trail crew style in the guest kitchen at the hostel. Rooms will be shared, bunk style, and may be coed. WEEK TWO PARTICIPANTS (March 18-25, 2018): We will be staying at the Marin Headlands Hostel MOST of the week. A full list of accommodations is available in the link above. The final two nights will be at the Fisherman's Wharf hostel, at Fort Mason, in San Francisco, more information can be found at: http://www.sfhostels.org//fishermans-wharf. We plan to cook all meals trail crew style in the guest kitchen at the hostel. Rooms will be shared, bunk style, and may be coed. ALL PARTICIPANTS: We will prep all of our own meals; volunteers are expected to be active participants in cooking and cleanup of group meals. At the hostels we'll have full access to a large kitchen where we will share duties of cooking and cleanup of meals, typical trail crew style. VOLUNTEER WORK: AMC Crew Leaders will provide training on maintenance and restoration projects as selected and directed by GGNRA/GGNPC. Projects are dependent a number of variables, and currently we plan to complete a mix of natural resource/ habitat restoration projects, and trail work projects This may include: •Maintaining, removing and building structures such as boardwalks and bridges •Trail corridor brushing or trail tread improvements •Pulling invasive plants •Working in a native plant nursery •Mulching or applying ground cover materials Priorities can change fast based on weather and conditions in the park, so we ask that you please be flexible. We will provide all tools, safety equipment as needed, first aid, training and supervision, and we will average 4 to 6 hours a day in the field. If you are brand new to these types of activities, we will teach you all that you need to know.