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The Preservation of Point Lobos

Have you ever wondered how Point Lobos was acquired and protected as a State Natural Reserve? Few people alive today are aware of the actual story; until now. Some of story we already know, but the complete history and the characters involved would surprise many people. After researching this history over a two year period, with visits to the Bancroft Library in Berkeley California, online and microfilm newspaper searches, and material obtained from the Pennsylvania State Archives of all places, this story can now be told.

Join us at the March Docent meeting, where Docent Historian, Kevin Shabram will present; The Preservation of Point Lobos” a history from 1888 to 1936 and to the present day.  View from 1935 below.

Reid Woodward will take us on a journey of Native American interpretive storytelling in the short program, much of which can be used to bring that culture to the attention of our visitors.

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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, 02/13/2016 - 11:00am
    Information Station
    Jonathan Briggs
  • Mon, 02/15/2016 - 11:30am
    Information Station
    Robert Andonian
  • Tue, 02/16/2016 - 10:30am
    Information Station
    Martha Dennis


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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