May 5, 2022

I hope you’ve had a chance to see the park in full bloom this spring. We were blessed with April showers that delivered abundant May flowers! Just like the lupine, poppies, irises (and so many more!) that are blooming throughout the park, we’d love for our membership to bloom as beautifully this month.
PRNSA members are critical in supporting our education, conservation, and community building work in partnership with the National Park Service. Please help us hit our goals to reach 100 new members and to increase donations from current members in May. Please also consider growing your love for the park this month by sending this email to a friend or family member. 
I know everyone has a personal story of connection to Point Reyes. I’m happy to share a heart-filling story from PRNSA members, Dorothy and Roman (see below). We first spotted their smiles at our Picnic on the Pacific Plate last October, pictured left, photo by Paige Green. We interviewed them to hear what drew them to join our community of PRNSA members who care for and contribute to this park.
Have a look at our conservation video if you need a reminder of the ecosystems your membership gifts support. Thank you for considering increasing your support of this incredible place. Your tax-deductible contribution will support conservation projects and stewardship education, ensuring that this incredible park is preserved and welcome to all.
Yours in Community,
Heather Clapp
Director of Community Engagement & Philanthropy
P.S. Did you know that if you become a High Tide Monthly Supporter we won’t send renewal letters in the mail? It’s an easy, efficient, and green way to show your love for the Park and help PRNSA fulfill its mission.
Please consider renewing your membership, becoming a High Tide monthly member, or inviting a friend to join our membership community. We believe in the “give what you can” idea of support. PRNSA members receive:
  • 15% discount on merchandise at our Park Stores
  • Member discounts for our Field Institute classes
  • Invitation to participate in our Monthly Full Moon Member hikes
  • Subscription to our e-newsletter
  • A warm feeling of belonging to a strong community of public lands advocates
Voices at the Seashore
The beauty of Point Reyes National Seashore is in the diversity of natural and cultural resources that it has to offer. PRNSA members Dorothy and Roman love the park for different reasons—she prefers hiking, while he loves being in the water—but they’re both drawn to being a part of the community of PRNSA members who care for and contribute to this park.

Read about their Point Reyes love story and why they decided to become PRNSA members in the latest Voices at the Seashore article, Love at the Seashore.
Work at PRNSA
Events & Community Engagement Coordinator

The Events and Community Engagement Coordinator will work with the Director of Community Engagement and Philanthropy to develop, execute, and evaluate a comprehensive annual events plan to increase and expand financial support and community engagement, including management of our annual fundraising dinner, Picnic on the Pacific Plate. This position organizes inspiring, educational, inclusive events.

Finance Assistant

The Finance Assistant will be part of a small finance team that manages a multi-million dollar annual operating nonprofit budget. We are looking for a reliable, organized individual with retail, timesheet, data entry, and computer experiences to join our team. This role is 100% remote with flexible days/hours and the average work week should be 32 - 40 hours, with some exceptions due to the nature of the work.

Park Updates
Partial Closure of Drakes Beach: A portion of Drakes Beach is closed for elephant seal molting season beginning Friday April 29, 2022 and will remain in effect until further notice. The temporary closure starts 0.5 mile southwest of the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center and extends all the way down the beach. This area is located to the right side of the beach when facing the water, and is indicated with signs.

Tomales Point Area Plan: The National Park Service is extending the public comment period for the Tomales Point Area Plan by one week from May 2 until May 9, 2022 due to scheduled maintenance that will affect the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment system. The preferred method for submitting comments is online through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment site.
Community Art Exhibits
Bear Valley Visitor Center Art
Two new art installations have been added to the the Visitor Center. The stunning nudibranchs by artist Celeste Woo using a combination of felting, knitting and crochet, and a variety of nature prints created by artist Sylvia Gonzalez will hang in the hallways.
The Curious World of Seaweed
Join local artist Josie Iselin at the opening of The Curious World of Seaweed coming to The Studio at The Marin Art & Garden Center for two months (May 15 - July 10).
Field Institute Classes

Sat, May 14, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Macro photography is the art of becoming intimate with the minuscule and presenting it prominently.

Sat, May 14, 7:00pm - 9:30pm

The May hike will go at a leisurely pace along the Tomales Bay Trail. Anyone can become a member and join our monthly hikes!

Sat, May 14, 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Paddle to the moon! Have you ever seen a lunar eclipse by kayak? Join us for a special night on the water.

Sat, May 21, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Discover the heart of the Woodward Fire burn zone on a challenging eleven-mile loop that will focus on the area's high diversity of birds and plants.

Sun, May 22, 10:00am - 4:30pm

The smartphone has become the camera of choice for many. Learn how new apps can unlock your full potential to take breathtaking photos!

Sat, May 28, 11:00am - 2:00pm

What a time to enjoy birds in a variety of habitats as nesting birds return and wintering birds linger! Learn to ID by sight and sound.

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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