PRNSA Staff from left to right: Sean O'Sullivan (with Karma), Leslie Adler-Ivanbrook,
Biret Adden, Brandon Barragan (with Cornelius), Ellen Dressman, Todd Plummer, Heather Clapp, Sam Chiriboga,
Donna Faure, Jasmine Dingler, Isaac Taylor, Julia Burke, Rick DiDia.
Photo Credit - Gina Logan Photography (Thanks to Polly Chandler for this wonderful donation)
Greetings!

Before heading out to family gatherings, we want to wish you a wonderful week and holiday. We also want to share with you this special video, our gift to you, for helping us accomplish so much this year. Together, PRNSA and our NPS partners, reflected on the many successful projects, programs, and connections that helped educate, inspire, and bring new faces to the seashore. As we wrap up this decade, we thought it fitting to share with you, in just under two minutes, a glimpse of what you made possible in 2019.
We can't wait to share with you what's in store for 2020! Please be on the lookout for our member survey (coming in January), a Field Institute facilitator volunteer training, our 9th annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids, Summer Camp registration (opens on January 23), and so much more!

Each year, we depend on your support. We help people of all ages and backgrounds connect with and protect the biodiversity of Point Reyes National Seashore as well as our planet for future generations. If you are inspired by our work, we welcome your donation today .

Thank you so much for your generosity.

Wishing you a wonderful holiday (and elephant seal and bird) season.
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Heather Clapp
Development & Communications Manager
Point Reyes National Seashore Association
Park Updates
Winter Shuttle Bus System Begins as
Whales and Seals Return!
Saturday, December 28, 2019 through
Mid-April 2020
Winter is an exciting time to visit Point Reyes National Seashore to witness the Pacific gray whale migration and to view the recovering populations of northern elephant seals as they return to breed at Point Reyes. "This year we are particularly excited to run the shuttle because the Lighthouse is open again after extensive renovations" says Park Superintendent Cicely Muldoon. Winter Wildlife docents will be at the Lighthouse overlook, Drakes Beach, and at Chimney Rock educating visitors about gray whales and elephant seals.

Limited parking is available at prime viewing areas such as the historic Lighthouse and Chimney Rock headlands. Bus service eases congestion in these areas. The shuttle transportation system is an important tool to protect the fragile headlands but also allow access for visitors.

Bus service runs only in good weather on weekends and federal Monday holidays. In addition, the shuttles will run on Wednesday, January 1 and the Lighthouse will be open as well. Children 15 and under are free, adult tickets are $7.00 per person, and Federal Senior and Access pass discounts apply to the purchase. Ticket sales begin at 9:30 am at the Ken Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach.

Pets are not allowed on Drakes Beach. Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is closed to vehicle and bicycle access at the South Beach junction when the buses are operating. Vehicles with handicap parking tags will be able to travel past the closure and utilize the parking area at Chimney Rock and the accessible parking area at the Lighthouse. Road closures begin approximately at 9:30 am and the road reopens approximately at 5:15 pm.

Bear Valley Visitor Center will be open on Tuesday, December 24th and will be closed all day on Wednesday, December 25th. The Bear Valley Visitor Center will be open beginning on December 26th. Park Visitor Centers will be open on New Years Day, weather dependent. Visit the NPS website for more information on holiday hours.

For more information on the winter shuttle system, please call the Bear Valley Visitor Center at (415) 464-5100 or visit the NPS website for complete information.
Quarry Gulch Creek Restoration
Saturday, January 25, 2020
9 AM - 1 PM
Meet at 1 Bear Valley Road, at the Bear Valley Visitor Center Parking Lot
Come help the National Park Service and the Watershed Stewards Program restore riparian habitat for salmon by planting native oak, alder, willows, and more! Great family activity!

Where: Bear Valley Visitor Center Parking Lot,
1 Bear Valley Rd.

What to Bring: water, lunch, sun protection, rain gear, long pants, closed toed shoes or boots.

Note: Tools, gloves, and rain boots will be provided. Refreshments will be available.

The fish thank you!

If interested, please RSVP here.
Or contact: Teague Tran or Marelle Arndt at (415) 464-2506 for additional questions.
Point Reyes Summer Camp Registration
Opens on January 23, 2020
Thursday, January 23 - 10:00am
 
Friends, Fun and Adventure. Everything that makes a child's summer memorable can be found at Point Reyes Summer Camp. Nature Science Camp and Adventure Camp invite children and teens to join us in exploring and discovering Point Reyes National Seashore in all its wild glory!
 
Brand new for summer 2020, PRNSA is offering two Family Camp sessions! The fee covers registration for two to five attendees.

Get ready to register! Click HERE to create your Point Reyes Summer Camp account. If you don't already have an UltraCamp account, you may enter your information now; however, registration won't open until January 23rd at 10:00 AM PST.  
 
Click HERE for more information!
Field Institute Classes
Last Minute Holiday Gifts and Ways to Support the Seashore
Join Us! Become a High Tide Monthly Supporter
Just as the tides bring steady, predictable nutrients to our shores, you, too, can sustain our work year-round. We invite you to become a pioneer member of our High Tide Monthly Supporter program. It is the easiest, and greenest way to show your love for the park!
A gift membership is a thoughtful gesture to family and friends who love Point Reyes National Seashore.
Visit our bookstores at the Bear Valley, Drakes Beach, and Lighthouse Visitor Centers for an array of books, apparel, maps, and other gifts.

Bear Valley Bookstore and Visitor Center is open on Tuesday, December 24. Closed on December 25.
Bookstore and Visitor Center re-open on Thursday, December 26.

Happy Holidays!
Individuals 70 1/2 and older have the ability to transfer up to $100,000 directly from their individual retirement accounts to a qualified charitable organization without being subject to income taxes on the distribution.
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