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PLF Annual Meeting

Our main speaker, Dr. Elin Kelsey, Ph.D., explains the issues with understanding environmental conservation and the psychological impediments that delay implementation of solutions. Her message is upbeat and promotes Hope -- not Despair.  An update of PLF projects, completed and proposed, as well as the board's asperations with regard to State Parks General Plan, will be covered.  Members will participate in the election of PLF board members and the presentation of the Jud Vandevere Award to Point Lobos Docent Stan Dryden. The annual award is named in honor of the celebrated conservationist, teacher and sea otter advocate Judson "Jud" Vandevere, and is awarded by the PLF Board to those who have a long history of exceptional service to Point Lobos.

The PLF Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday January 14 at Quail Lodge this year, which is located in the Carmel Valley, approximately 3 miles east of Highway One.  The conference center is adjacent to the golf course and the driving range.  Parking is available along the road and at the visitor's parking area directly across from the entrance.  PLF members, Point Lobos Docents, spouses and significant partners are invited to attend.  Refreshments at 9:00 am.   Directions

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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. 


Our mission is to protect and nurture Point Lobos State Natural Reserve, to educate and inspire visitors to preserve its unique natural and cultural resources, and to strengthen the network of Carmel Area State Parks.

Docent Log-in

Docent led walks

  • Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:15am
    Information Station
    Sally Sikes
  • Wed, 12/07/2016 - 1:30pm
    Information Station
    Paul Mason
  • Thu, 12/08/2016 - 12:00pm
    Information Station
    Daniel Turner


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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