Thursday, March 05, 2009 Internet Video

Tennessee Valley Nursery & Stewardship
Nursery volunteers and staff sticking cuttings of Dune Knotweed
Tuesdays 10 AM - 12 PM, 1 PM - 4 PM

Audience: Families, High School, Educators, Groups, Adults, Seniors
Location: Marin Headlands, Marin County
Event Type: Environment/Science, Volunteer
Volunteer Work Type: Habitat Restoration & Monitoring, Native Plant Nurseries

Volunteer with the Tennessee Valley Native Plant Nursery and join our efforts to restore native habitat in the Golden Gate National Parks. The Tennessee Valley Nursery grows plants for over a dozen restoration sites in the park from Olema to the Marin Headlands. Our dedicated volunteers also help improve habitat by removing invasive plants from our restoration sites. As a volunteer you will learn more about our local native species and the importance of restoration ecology. Activities include invasive plant removal, outplanting (winter season only), transplanting seedlings, pruning, and seed collection.

Drop-in individuals are welcome.

Group programs are available. Schedule a private program for groups with 10 or more volunteers.

View our Weekly Volunteer Schedule or Volunteer Brochure for a schedule and overview of our programs.

SITE/LOCATION: Tennessee Valley Nursery, Marin Headlands (see directions below).

CONTACT INFORMATION: (415) 331-0732 or

AGE/SKILLS: No experience necessary. Training will be provided. Adults and youth ages 15 and up are welcome. With young volunteers adult chaperones are requested. Fulfills community service requirements.

WHAT TO BRING: Tools, snacks, and beverages will be provided. Bring the appropriate waiver forms (see below). Please wear clothes that can get dirty, long pants, close-toed shoes, layers for changing weather, and rain gear if necessary. Also, bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.

WAIVER FORMS: Please bring the completed forms to the project and hand them in at the registration area.
Youth/Adult/Groups: Complete the volunteer waiver and bring it with you to the event. Any volunteer under the age of 18 must have the parent/guardian approval section signed.
Groups: Complete the above waiver and fill out the group list.
Waiver Work Description: For a general description of the volunteer work, download the work description.

Nursery Map
Marin Headlands Map
Take 101 to Stinson/Hwy 1 Exit going west. Go about 1/4 mile. Turn left at Tennessee Valley Road. Drive to the parking lot at the end of the road (about 2 miles). Park there. Walk around the gate near the information signs. Walk 3/4 mile down the paved road (Tennessee Valley trail) until it forks. Take the left fork (continuation of paved road) just after passing a ranch house on the left. Tennessee Valley Nursery is behind the smaller barn.

The Golden Gate National Parks Volunteer Program is a cooperative park wide effort of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy, the National Park Service, and the Presidio Trust.

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