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December Junior Ranger Program

There will be a Junior Ranger program during December holidays. (ages 7-12 only)
Click here for more info.  Questions? Email to

Art in the Pines will no longer he held.

Questions? Email to

Photos of 2013 event Click here (external site)

Photos of 2012 event Click here (external site)

Photos of 2011 event: Click here (external site)


Volunteer Opportunities- Ongoing

Whacky Weeders

Monday mornings from 8:30 AM to 10 AM

Thursday mornings from 9:30 AM to 11 AM (seasonal)

Meeting location - Various locations in the Reserve
Contact:  Lynne Small

An email will be sent a few days before each Monday meeting to confirm location.

Tuesday mornings at 8:30 AM
Meeting location - Visitor Center/Lodge parking lot
Contact: Sheldon Krueger
An email will be sent a few days before each Tuesday meeting date to confirm the project
Peñasquitos Lagoon Weeding and Restoration 
Carmel Valley Road - 1st Saturday of the month 9 AM until noon

Contact:  Joy Inton or Janice Barnard

Join our team the first Saturday of each month, anytime between 9 AM and noon. Weeding is an easy way to earn docent or student community service volunteer hours. Meet at Carmel Valley Rd and via Esperia.

Thank you everyone for all you do to make this world a better place.


Docent Training

Recruitment Newsletter- download (0.5 Mb pdf) 

Click here to see a short video about being a docent:

Training begins late February each year and runs through May.
(most Saturdays 9 AM to noon)  For more info:

For more information on being a docent click here.

Updated 23 November 2014

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