November 29, 2022
There is a beautiful kestrel that I look for each morning on my way to work, and around 2pm on weekend afternoons. In the winter, I also find myself looking for seasonal Cooper’s hawks and other raptors. This season is a perfect time for experiencing wildlife in Point Reyes. The Seashore comes alive with diversity and abundance, and I feel so very lucky to live and work nearby. I hope that many of you can come enjoy Point Reyes this season, or if not, find ways to experience it from afar.

The Peregrine falcon in the image above was taken by photographer Pete Myers at Limantour Beach. It’s images like these, when I’m away and when I miss the kestrel on my way to work, that help me feel more connected to this park. Below you’ll find more gifts from us and photos from Pete that will bring the Seashore to life on your screen.
Giving Tuesday
Today on Giving Tuesday we kick off our annual fundraising appeal. I invite you to honor the park you love to help us meet our $140,200 goal. All gifts up to $25,000 made through December 31st will be doubled. Please use this link to make your gift today
We also ask that you consider supporting one of our numerous Youth in Parks partners who work year-round with youth from their local communities. The work we do would not be possible without each and every one of them. 
Your Year-End Investment 
Year-end gifts give us a strong start for our conservation, education, and community building work in 2023. With your help, we will expand our Youth in Parks program that welcomes youth from underserved communities to the Seashore, plan new adult and family classes and programs, and fund crucial research and conservation projects.
Over the last year your love and support for this park has inspired us to strengthen our commitment to mapping a park for all. Thank you for considering making a year-end gift to PRNSA. We hope you are able to enjoy the wonders, wildlife, and magic of the Seashore this winter!
With gratitude,
Heather Clapp
Director of Community Engagement & Philanthropy
Bird Life on the Beach
Pete Myers’s Commonweal photography exhibit, Bird Life on the Beach, captures the intimate moments of birds living, fighting, feeding, and dying on the beaches of Point Reyes and Bodega Bay. Each photo shares a unique glimpse into the lives of local birds. Below you'll find a short video showcasing some of Myers's recent bird photography.
Pete Myers's exhibit will be featured at Commonweal in Bolinas, CA from now until January 13, 2023, Monday - Friday, 10:00am - 4:00pm.
Youth in Parks Partners
Our Youth in Parks program is made possible through our partnerships with inspiring nonprofits working in communities throughout the Bay Area. In addition to considering a donation to PRNSA, we ask that you familiarize yourself with these amazing organizations and consider supporting them as well.
ANV challenges oppressive dynamics and environments by creating safe and creative spaces through urban farming for youth and families in East Oakland and beyond. Learn more!
BAWT is an environmental and social justice organization committed to dismantling racism, sexism, classism, and other forms of oppression that prevent all people fully participating in outdoor activities. Learn more!
BCM’s free and professionally let backcountry programs provide access to the outdoors for underrepresented youth from communities that have long-standing barriers to accessing nature. Learn more!
BOTR responsibly empowers boys and young men of color to achieve individual success, develop healthy relationships, and contribute to a more just and equitable society. Learn more!
Canal Alliance breaks the generational cycle of poverty for Latino immigrants and families by lifting barriers to success—becoming U.S. citizens, to learning English, to graduating from college. Learn more!
Family Connections Centers’ supports the development of thriving families and communities through programming at their centers in the Excelsior and Portola neighborhoods of San Francisco. Learn more!
GirlVentures combines outdoor adventure with social/emotional learning to empower girls’ self-esteem, resilience, and leadership, catalyzing their development as conservationists and allies. Learn more!
Project Avary works to help children heal from the impacts of having a parent in prison by providing a long-term supportive community and by empowering youth with leadership development skills. Learn more!
The Mentoring Alliance provides social and emotional support for those facing family or cultural barriers to success by pairing them with caring adult mentors who make a big difference in their lives. Learn more!
The Unity Council is a Social Equity Development Corporation working in Oakland to promote social equity and quality of life by building vibrant communities where everyone can work, learn, and thrive. Learn more!
The Watershed Project builds environmental resiliency and equity in the San Francisco Bay Area through education, community organizing, restoration, and vital green infrastructure projects. Learn more!
W-A serves youth with life-shifting adventures in the arts, sciences, and outdoors. Their trips show youth that they belong in safe, fun spaces that are free from stress, violence, and drugs. Learn more!
YES nurtures leaders who champion the wellbeing of local communities. Their programs strive to increase access and break down barriers for those historically been excluded from public lands. Learn more!
Point Reyes Holiday Open House
Ring in the holiday season at Point Reyes National Seashore! Join PRNSA and the National Park Service at our Holiday Open House on December 3rd from 1pm - 4pm at the Bear Valley Visitor Center.

Get a head start on your holiday shopping with 15% off at the park store, try your hand at drawing with a local artist, enjoy children’s activities, sweet treats, holiday photos with the Morgan Horses, and more!
Field Institute Classes
Sat, Dec. 10, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Develop a system for approaching gull identification in an enjoyable manner, then test your new skills!

Sat, Dec. 17, 10:30am - 1:30pm

A Forest Bathing walk is a guided slow meander intended to allow for a deep and meaningful connection with the natural world.

Sun, Dec. 18, 9:30am - 3:30pm

The Christmas Bird Count monitors over 200 species and our park ranks near the top of all counts. Join this year's count!

Job Opportunity
PRNSA is hiring a field assistant to help with data collection, entry, and review for the Dual-Frequency Identification Sonar and for the Coho and Steelhead Monitoring program during field sampling activities. Suggested first day is January 4, 2023 for an approximately 9-month contract. Please submit applications by December 16, 2022.

All gifts up to $25,000 will be matched through the end of the year. These funds support education, conservation, and community building work at Point Reyes National Seashore!
We partner with the National Park Service to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance, and preserve Point Reyes National Seashore for present and future generations.
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