How many calories can you burn by volunteering in the park?

posted by Karen Hood
Monday, August 2, 2010


Nursery Volunteers

Do you know you can burn off 300 calories per hour by helping transplant the plants we need for planting out this winter? During July and August, the five Native Plant Nurseries in the Golden Gate National Parks will be transplanting almost 200,000 plants! This can only happen with help from park users who give back to the park with a few hours of their time. While volunteering, you will also learn about some of the 400 species of native plants that we are growing for 54 different restoration projects from Pacifica to Stinson Beach. We have nurseries at Redwood Creek (outside Muir Woods), Tennessee Valley, Marin Headlands, the Presidio, and Fort Funston (at the south end of Ocean Beach in San Francisco).

Check for a volunteer program near you, then come help us pot up the plants that will be planted at restoration sites this winter

If nurseries are not your thing, there are lots of other activities in the park for which we need volunteers. For a complete list of what’s happening, visit Thank you for coming out to volunteer! It’s exercise that’s good for you—and good for the parks.

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