Mission Statements

CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS

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. 

POINT LOBOS FOUNDATION

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.

Upcoming Public Guided Walks

CANCELLED— General walk at Information Station

The walk will include a discussion of the cultural history and the natural wonders of Point Lobos

— General walk at Information Station
— General walk at Whalers Cabin
— General walk at Information Station

This walk will cover the plants, animals, cultural history, and geology of the Cypress Grove trail.  

— General walk at Information Station
— General walk at Information Station

Join a docent for a walk around the exceptionally beautiful Cypress Grove. Learn about plants in bloom; the history of Point Lobos; and the many land and sea animals around the Reserve.

— Geology walk at Weston Beach
— Birds walk at Bird Island Parking Area
— General walk at Information Station
— General walk at Information Station

The walk will include a discussion of the cultural history and the natural wonders of Point Lobos