Alcatraz Island Gardens (Wednesdays and Thursdays)

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

The Alcatraz Gardens Stewardship Program aims to preserve the historic gardens once tended by the island’s military and penitentiary residents. For more than a century, gardens were an important part of everyday life for officers, families, and prisoners confined to Alcatraz by sentence or duty. Many of the plants selected by these unheralded gardeners proved to be excellent choices for the harsh and barren environment, flourishing through the four decades of neglect that followed the prison’s closing.

Volunteers help care for the restored gardens with activities such as weeding, pruning, composting (award winning!), planting, propagating, and seed collecting. As an added bonus, garden volunteers arrive on Alcatraz before other visitors, so you can experience the island during the most tranquil time of day. Please note, registration is required.


When: Wednesdays & Thursdays 8:00am-Noon


Age, Skill, What to Bring:

  • Volunteers ages 15 and up are welcome.
  • We'll be working rain or shine. Wear clothes that can get dirty. Long pants and closed-toe shoes are required. Bring layers for changing weather and rain gear if necessary.
  • Bring a personal water bottle and sunscreen.
  • No experience necessary. Training and tools will be provided. Fulfills community service requirements.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity please register with the link : https://www.parksconservancy.org/events/register?fid=68&eid=30988

Start Date - 2024-07-10

End Date - 2025-07-02

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1849 C Street NW, Washington, DC 20240, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The Park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world.

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The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

Tue Jul 09, 2024 - Wed Jul 02, 2025
05:00 PM - 04:59 PM

WHERE

Alcatraz IslandSan Francisco, CA 94122

(37.80599,-122.40991)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Wednesday;Thursday

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