Recap: Stinson Beach Adopt-a-Site Training, April 24, 2021

A beautiful day at the beach! On Saturday April 24th, the National Park Service (NPS) hosted a small group of 5 volunteers from the Bay Area Climbers Coalition (BACC) at Stinson Beach, Coast Miwok Territory, for training that would allow the BACC to run future Adopt-a-Site stewardship events.

Volunteers from the Bay Area Climbers Coalition stand on a beach with buckets and grabbers in their hand while listening to instructions from a National Park Service ranger

The training included a discussion of the on-going projects in the area, review of volunteer safety protocols, introductions to park staff, and a tour of the area.  While the volunteers walked and talked, they also picked up trash (3.5 buckets-full or 17.5 gallons!).  After the event, a few volunteers enjoyed some much deserved bouldering on the beach.

Volunteers stand in a parking lot with buckets and grabbers in their hand while listening to a park ranger.

This was the first event organized by our new Stinson Beach stewards Alan and Geoff, and it was a great success! Special thanks to Tracy Neal, the Volunteer-in-Parks (VIP) Coordinator for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and park staff Amber Van Meter and Kari Biel.

A volunteer raises their arms in triumph while looking at a beach they've successfully cleaned. Several patrons of the beach are walking in the background.

We are looking forward to organizing larger events with community volunteers once local Covid-19 regulations allow for it. If you are interested in volunteering or participating, here’s how to get involved!

A person climbs up a boulder on the beach with a crash pad underneath them as another person looks on.