A group of volunteers builds and fixes fences at China Camp State Park

Give back: Park volunteer opportunities this month

Give thanks for state, local and national parks near you by helping to make them better. Here’s a partial list of park volunteer opportunities in California. If your favorite park isn’t listed, check the park site for volunteer info.

Wednesday, July 11

Bidwell Park – Plant removal

Friday, July 13

China Camp State Park – Repair split rail fencing

Saturday, July 14

San Juan Bautista State Park – Apply whitewash to the adobe wall surrounding the orchard
Panhandle Park in San Francisco – Basketball court and playground maintenance
Golden Gate Park – Restore native oak woodlands

Tuesday July 17

Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook – Remove invasive plants
Candlestick Point State Park – Painting fences, tree trimming and brush removal

Thursday, July 19

Portola Redwoods State Park – Repair picnic tables and paint fences

Saturday, July 21

Golden Gate Park Bison Paddock – Native plant gardening

Saturday, July 28

Round Valley Regional Preserve, East Bay Regional Parks – Part of California Trail Days with REI
Corona Heights – Grassland restoration

Friday, Aug. 3-Sunday, Aug. 5

Golden Gate Park This one is a little outside the July month timeframe but worth highlighting nonetheless – you’ll get to camp at Golden Gate Park for a volunteer weekend building new trails. Pretty cool.

General Volunteer Info Sites

Am I missing info on your favorite park’s volunteer day? Tell me!