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Parking Directions for Community Church


Our meetings are soooo much in demand that we have overtaxed the parking capacity at CCMP.  Latecomers have been known to park in the no-no zones, and the church is asking us to use the area shown on the attached photo instead, as long as the lawn isn't soggy.  If a few early arrivals are willing to park on the field, you will earn the gratitude of the latecomers.  Another way we can overcome the restricted parking availability is to have a few docents carpool, if even just from the Middle School.  Resourcefulness is in docents' DNA, and we can do this!

Many thanks...  Stan  (click on map to enlarge)


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Our November meeting will feature Andy Kortman from the Ventana Wildlife Society.  Andy will be talking to us about the California Condor Reintroduction Program.  We will learn about the natural history of this iconic endangered species that so fascinates locals and visitors alike, and the use of radio telemetry technology to monitor and manage the wild flock.  There is also a new feeding site, the furthest north, and Andy will explain what that means for being able to view condors in the area.  We will also have the opportunity to touch real condor feathers and a condor egg replica.

Andy earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Ecology and Evolution from UC Santa Cruz and has been a docent at San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve in Encinitas; he is a condor tour leader, outdoor education instructor, and presenter for Ventana Wildlife Society.  He is also currently working toward his teaching credential. 

The Ventana Wildlife Society was founded in 1977; its mission is conserving native wildlife and their habitats.  They have a strong focus on youth education so future generations have the willingness and capacity to help wildlife.

Join us for this presentation about what is a very rare visitor to our Reserve -- the California condor.

Our refresher will be a reintroduction program for school walks.  We will learn about this iconic endangered species and how to manage this wild flock.  Rick will explain what it means to be able to view kids having fun in the Reserve and Fred has a video presentation featuring many of our school walk leaders.  The presentation will focus on youth education and the willingness and capacity to help kids overcome Nature Deficit Disorder by bringing them into the "wild."   Help bring Nature to Kids, and Kids to Nature.

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 Leave us messages here for any merchandise that needs restocking, or contact ➧  Sue Miller.

Did you know that proceeds from all merchandise sold at Info Station supports Point Lobos State Natural Reserve?   On the State Parks 150th Anniversary event we will introduce a  baseball hat and a fleece vest embroidered with Pt Lobos and the Sea Lion logo.  During the event additional stations will be staffed for selling product between 10 & 4.  One station will enable Info Station docents to focus on interpretation and information during peak visitation hours. A  table near the entrance kiosk will enable Gate Greeters to reference walk-ins to a table for purchase of a brochure map.  A third location at Piney Woods will be staffed by PLF board members.

 At these temporary locations the following items will be available for purchase: Brochure Map, Otter Pins,  Otter Patch, Pt. Lobos Baseball hat (new) $20.00,  and Pt . Lobos Fleece Vest S, M, L  (new) $50.00.

Thank you all for a great job! MM.

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Mission Statements

To provide for the health, inspiration and education of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation.
Docent volunteers serve as a visible representative of California State Parks at Point Lobos State Natural Reserve promoting the California State Parks mission.  These four simple words -- preserve, protect, educate and interpret -- sum up the docent experience. 
To advance visitors' enjoyment and understanding of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to protect its natural environment for future generations and to strengthen the Monterey County network of coastal California State Parks.

Docent Log-in

Docent led walks

  • Sat, 11/01/2014 - 1:30pm
    Information Station
    Ann Muto
  • Sun, 11/02/2014 - 11:00am
    Information Station
    Beverly Williams
  • Sun, 11/02/2014 - 1:00pm
    Information Station
    Lyle Brumfield


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School Walks

To schedule a school field trip please contact Melissa Gobell, School Coordinator at:  (831) 625-1470

Interested in Volunteering?

Volunteers needed to be interpretive guides for visitors.  Interested?  For training schedule contact:  Melissa Gobell, Docent Coordinator  (831) 625-1470