Greater Farallones Association trains community scientist volunteers that help monitor the health of the Sanctuary ecosystem, restore important coastal habitat, and combat the impacts of ocean climate change. Our programs in partnership with Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries provide 10,000 volunteer hours in the field each year, and our community scientists help us gather critical data used to safeguard ocean wildlife and protect biodiversity.
Our restoration and conservation programs help protection marine life of Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuary, including seabirds, sharks, and endangered whales like blue, fin, and humpbacks. We work to restore and protect the internationally-recognized ecosystem of Bolinas Lagoon so that its natural wildlife can thrive and and restore critical bull kelp forest along the Sonoma coast.
The Greater Farallones Ocean Climate Program synthesizes climate and ecological data from many sources, engages stakeholder groups, makes policy recommendations, implements climate resilience projects, and explores cutting edge ocean climate mitigation strategies like protecting blue carbon ecosystems within marine protected areas.
We offer a wide array of exciting and immersive experiences for youth and adults to explore and learn about their local ocean environment within Greater Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries and beyond, including tidepooling, kayaking, field excursions, workshops, classes, soirées, exhibits, and more.