State Park Volunteer Opportunities

Help Restore Soberanes Point at Garrapata State Park

February 15, Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Do you love Garrapata State Park? Then join our efforts for one weekend day each month as we work to restore the native habitat of this beautiful state park’s Soberanes Point.

Monterey District State Parks is launching a monthly, volunteer program designed to educate and engage our coastal communities in an ongoing habitat restoration program at Garrapata State Park. You, your family and friends are invited to join our Natural Resources Team and fellow volunteers at SoberanesPoint where we will be working to preserve and restore the park’s natural resources. Volunteers and park staff will be removing non-native invasive plants such as cape ivy, mustard, sweet alyssum, and poison hemlock. Together we will be replanting native coastal scrub species, while realigning or removing unofficial trails that disturb sensitive habitat areas.

We will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the 3rd Saturday of every month. Our upcoming programs will be held on 2/15, 3/21, 4/18, and 5/9. Please Note: The program in May will be held on the second Saturday. As volunteers help us succeed at Soberanes Point, we will expand our work to other areas of Garrapata State Park in future weekend programs.• Please wear close-toed, sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing for physical work in rocky, uneven terrain, rain or shine, and breezy to windy conditions.• Please bring a hat, work gloves if you have them, sunscreen water and a snack.• We will provide tools, loaner gloves, if you don’t have them, water, and training.• All ages welcome. No experience or long-term commitment is necessary.

Can’t join us on Saturday? The California Native Plant Society leads a volunteer work day on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Click on the link for more information.

Contact us at or 831-574-9008 for more information about Garrapata State Park volunteer programs and additional opportunities throughout Monterey District State Parks.