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Exploring Whalers Cove

Daniel Williford will be speaking to us at the March 2, Docent Meeting. We have seen Daniel hiking and kayaking in the cove and wishing we knew more about what he was learning and who he was reaching with his nationwide education program.
We know through experience that each day brings a new adventure at Whalers Cove both on land and sea that really is full of discovery. So it makes sense that State Parks partnered with National Geographic in exploring the Cove by way of a mini-ROV. It becomes our eyes, enabling us to see a major part of Point Lobos, the underwater part! Daniel will share some of these discoveries he has made, what he is doing (and can do) with this information, as well as some lessons learned along the way.

Daniel has been working for California State Parks for 20 years, interpreting nature from the redwoods the north to parks in Southern California. Being aware of the rich legacy of Point Lobos, he seized the opportunity to take the interpreter position here when it became available. He and his wife, Ashley now live in Monterey. He studied Environmental Studies at Sonoma State University and Education at Dominican University.

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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

  • Sat, 02/23/2019 - 10:00am
    Information Station
    Family Centered
    Christine Bertko
  • Sun, 02/24/2019 - 1:30pm
    Information Station
    Peter Fletcher
  • Mon, 02/25/2019 - 11:30am
    Information Station
    Robert Andonian


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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