COVID Response


Greater Farallones Association is committed to promoting a safe community and doing our part to protect against the spread of coronavirus. To help limit exposure, as of March 12, 2020, all in-person public programs and events are suspended until further notice. Please also note that the Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Visitor Center at 991 Marine Drive in San Francisco is currently closed.

The staff of Greater Farallones Association and our federal partners at Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary are working from home as we shelter in place to help curb the spread of coronavirus. However, we can still bring the Sanctuary to you as we work to develop opportunities for virtual and visual learning. You can read about our exciting new online ocean education tools and sign up to participate in virtual marine science workshops for kids and their families here.

How You Can Help

Thanks to dedicated supporters like you, we can continue to make progress toward our mission to protect marine life and habitat in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary and beyond. We continue to:

  • Bring ocean science to youth through distance-learning classes & interactive online resources for children & their families;
  • Care for our Visitor Center Aquarium animals;
  • Increase accessibility of our LiMPETS Program materials for native Spanish speakers;
  • Remove harmful invasive species from Bolinas Lagoon;
  • Monitor the Sanctuary coastline and collect important data through limited and Covid-safe Beach Watch activities;
  • Maintain communications with funders, partners, and our hard-working volunteers to ensure critical conservation programs do not suffer long-term impacts, through online presentations, social media, and virtually facilitated meetings;
  • Take critical steps toward our Bull Kelp Recovery Plan, including mapping kelp recovery site, assessing remote sensing and aerial imaging capabilities, helping to build a strong network of kelp recovery partners, and more.

Please help us continue this important work through a donation today.  

A gift today will help us keep staff employed and working hard toward these important goals.

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