Volunteer for a Shoreline Monitoring Project with the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary!
The Beach Watch ecosystem monitoring program documents wildlife, oil spills and seasonal changes on Sanctuary beaches from Bodega Head in Sonoma County to Año Nuevo in San Mateo County. During monthly surveys volunteers monitor an assigned beach segment, counting identifying and photo-documenting live and dead birds and marine mammals and human activity along the coast.

Join the 2012 Fall Training Class
The 80-hour training will be held September 22 - November 2 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and all day Saturday, including classroom and field training. Attendance at all classes is required. To become a Beach Watch volunteer you must:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Attend all required training
  • Commit to surveying your beach once every four weeks for a minimum of one year

Orientations about the program will be held at the Gulf of the Farallones marine Sanctuary Office located in Crissy Field, San Francisco on the following dates:

  • Saturday, August 25, 2012, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
  • Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 7:00 - 8:30 pm

Space is limited so call (415.561.6625 x302) or e-mail ( to reserve a spot. For more information check out their website.

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