Greetings from Point Reyes National Seashore

I am a first generation undergraduate at San Francisco State University studying recreation, parks, and tourism. My passion for parks and open spaces has its roots planted in my childhood, where my family has spent quality time together playing and eating and enjoying each other’s company. As a family, we have participated in weddings, paddle outs, and family reunions in such places. On my own I have used these spaces to challenge my self, heal from tough transitions in my life, and reflect on who I am and what I’m doing in this universe.

This year’s national park experiences of 2015 have only enhanced the significance of national parks in my life. After a lovely day visiting a delectable bakery and shucking fresh oysters from Tomales Bay, my then-boyfriend asked my mother for my hand in marriage at Point Reyes National Seashore. It is here that my fiancé and I embarked upon the newest journey of our lives. This is definitely one of my most memorable experiences yet, and I am looking forward to becoming a steward for our national parks. #SFSU


Point Reyes National Seashore

This seashore, established in 1962, is the only national seashore on the West Coast. It features windswept beaches, coastal cliffs and headlands, marine terraces, coastal uplands, salt marshes, estuaries, and coniferous forests. Located on the Point Reyes Peninsula, 40 miles northwest of San Francisco, the park encompasses about 71,070 acres, stretched across more than 80 miles of undeveloped coastline. Within the park, 32,730 acres are designated wilderness or potential wilderness, constituting one of the most accessible wilderness areas in the country, and the only marine wilderness (Drakes Estero) on the West Coast south of Alaska. The park harbors an astonishingly rich array of wildlife species, some found nowhere else on Earth.

State(s): California

Established: 1972

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