It’s said that one must suffer to be beautiful — we disagree. Cherish Marin’s beauty and ensure its future prosperity by volunteering this summer. Here are some of the opportunities available.
MARIN COUNTY PARKS Contribute to the Marin Wildlife Picture Index Project by maintaining wildlife cameras located throughout the county. Volunteers are also responsible for processing and cataloging photos. Trainings are held monthly and the parks are seeking long-term participants. marincountyparks.org
MARIN MUNICIPAL WATER DISTRICT There are many opportunities to learn about Mount Tamalpais’ plant and animal life when one becomes a citizen scientist, turtle observer, frog docent or habitat restorer. Habitat restoration crews focus on invasive species control, with a special emphasis on French broom and Douglas fir. Sites are chosen to be scenic and accessible. marinwater.org
MARIN HEADLANDS NURSERY Volunteers this year will be growing more than 35,000 plants for projects on Hawk Hill and Rodeo Valley Trail, among others. Activities may include transplanting seedlings, pruning plants, processing seeds for the next growing season, maintaining the facility and other outdoor ventures. parksconservancy.org