Golden Hour Restoration Institute

Rating: 4.92 stars   12 reviews

Issues: Education

Location: 1822 Nason St Alameda CA 94501 USA

Mission: Golden Hour Restoration Institute is a gateway for experiencing and learning about nature in a sustainable, educational, and fostering manner. Our mission is to provide engaging, science-based instruction and project leadership in order to conserve and restore native species and habitats. Our strategy is to bring small groups of people, classes, into the outdoors and allow them to experience the spirit of the outdoors through service-based learning.
Target demographics: steward and restore critical resources
Geographic areas served: California ecosystems
Programs: restoration field methods, natural resource assessment, rare plant biology, project management, and many more.
2013 Top-Rated Nonprofit
Write a Review
Invite people to share their experience with this nonprofit!

Promote This Nonprofit

GreatNonprofits badges allow you to raise awareness of your favorite nonprofits on your own web sites!

Review this charity on
GreatNonprofits

Community Reviews

Rating: 5 stars  

Golden Hour is working at the scale that work gets done! They focus on engaging real people in the real world, getting them out of their offices and homes and into the field to conduct science-based restoration. I particularly like their focus on helping to engage and grow the next generation of environmental stewards. Giving youth from high school to college or early career, an opportunity to develop unique skills that can help to launch their careers in environmental stewardship or establish an ethic that can last a lifetime.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

Through Golden Hour, I have become more aware of and connected to the native ecosystems that surround me. Who knew that I ran through critical Mission Blue butterfly habitat on my morning run up Twin Peaks? Or that my own backyard, Bernal Hill, is home to rare native plants? We are lucky to live in such an amazing place, and with that comes the responsibility to learn about and protect it. As this organization grows, so too does the community of people dedicated to living up to our end of the bargain.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Increase its capacity. I hope someday everyone has an opportunity to learn about the pockets of native habitat in their neighborhood and can be empowered to protect that habitat.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

Golden Hour's executive director sets the standard for dedicated, innovative leadership.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
Flag review
Rating: 5 stars  

Golden Hour offers a professional and personal way to learn about the world of restoration ecology. They pride themselves on up-to-date, field-based education that is interactive, engaging and pertinent. Since they believe that people who understand more about natural resources are more likely to engage in their stewardship, their programs try to make advanced and complex topics seem simple and accessible. This non-profit is highly recommended for people who want a real taste of restoration and conservation in the field with practicing professionals!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Offer more courses so that more people could enroll and reap the benefits.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
Flag review