The PRNSA works to educate, enhance and preserve the Point Reyes National Seashore extraordinary natural and cultural resources for generations to come.


The MISSION of the Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) is to partner with the National Parks Service to create opportunities for all people to experience, enhance and preserve the Point Reyes National Seashore for present and future generations.


Why is it important?

The Point Reyes National Seashore (the nation’s first such distinction) is a popular year-round destination and a unique assembly of natural beauty, Coast Miwok and early Spanish heritage, and a major wildlife and bird habitat. The Association was founded in 1964 to promote visitation, education and conservation across these vast 100 square miles.

How do they do it?

Through individual member support and volunteers the PRNSA is able to improve park trails and open space, acquire new parcels of land for the National Seashore, promote scientific research and restore native habitats and protect threatened and endangered species. They also engage nearly 6,000 youth and adults annually through environmental education programs and bring 1,750 underserved youth to the park annually through scholarships and grants. In all, since its founding the PRNSA has raised millions of dollars to support park projects and environmental education programs that enhance the visitor experience, protect the park’s resources, improve wildlife habitat and make a profound difference in the lives of children and adults.

How you can #TravelKindly
  • Choose Point Reyes National Seashore Association as your local charity when you book with Kind Traveler.
  • Enjoy a one or two-day Field Institute class such as Birdwatching 101, Exploring Secret Caves and Hidden Beaches, Hiking with Poles, Outdoor Watercolor Painting,
    Writer’s Workshops and many more.
  • Volunteer your time removing invasive plants, maintaining trails as well as beach clean-ups.
  • Become a supporting member of the PRNSA.

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