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

— Geology walk at Weston Beach
— Geology walk at Weston Beach
— General walk at Information Station

A casual walk through a fascinating and scenic (amazing!) place in Point Lobos. Group leader Tom is a former journalist and university professor. We will touch on wildlife, plants, geology and their human influence.

— General walk at Information Station
— Tide Pools walk at Weston Beach

A brief introduction to the intertidal world, one of the cradles for early life on our planet, will include “critter care” handling guidelines and pointers for personal safety.   We’ll then explore with a group of docents to share in mutual discoveries as the low tide approaches. Consider using waders, kneeling pads, hiking poles for enhancing your safety and discovery.
Info Station has pocket-sized tide pool guides available for purchase. 
Unsafe surf conditions, heavy rain cancels. 

— 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

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

Marine mammals will feature on this walk with a lookout for migrating grey whales.