The NRS is a great place to volunteer. At the Coal Oil Point Reserve, volunteers patrol the beach and protect the nesting sites of endangered snowy plovers. At the Sedgwick Reserve, they manage a native plant nursery. At Stunt Ranch, they lead school groups on tours exploring the site's natural and Native American history. At Santa Cruz Island they work to restore the natural ecosystem by removing fennel and other exotic plants.
Opportunities like these exist throughout the NRS. If you enjoy spending time outdoors, and want to learn more about California natural history consider volunteering your time at a local reserve. Whatever your skills, reserve managers are always looking for help in handling the many tasks it takes to run a reserve.