Volunteer Opportunities on the Watershed
Local Lands, Local Water, Limited Resources
The Mt. Tamalpais Watershed is part of the Golden Gate Biosphere Reserve, an internationally recognized biodiversity "hot spot." The watershed is home to over 900 species of plants and 400 species of animals, including 77 rare, threatened and endangered species. It also provides a place for people to connect with nature.
This abundance of life is threatened by many factors, including increased recreational use, invasive species and global climate change.
Volunteers play a critical role in maintaining the scenic beauty and biological richness of the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed. From improving trails, restoring habitat, and protecting threatened animals, MMWD has a variety of volunteer opportunities available to match your skills, interests, and available time.
Click the following links to learn about each of our volunteer programs and educational opportunities.
Centennial Watershed Events
The district celebrated its 100-year anniversary in 2012, and we commemorated this historic event with a series of special activities on the watershed, including guided naturalist hikes, bioblitzes (biodiversity surveys) and hands-on workshops.
The bioblitzes will continue for another two years to document all species of plants on the Mt. Tamalpais Watershed.
Create Your Own Event
Schools, clubs, businesses and community groups are encouraged to schedule special habitat restoration events with MMWD. Sites and activities are matched with the interests and abilities of the group. Past participants have included College of Marin, the Girl Scouts of America, the California Native Plant Society, REI, UC Berkeley Circle-K, and the Stanford University Graduate Association. Contact MMWD to schedule an event.
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Volunteer Program Coordinator
Sky Oaks Watershed Headquarters
Marin Municipal Water District
220 Nellen Avenue
Corte Madera, CA 94925