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The Beginnings of Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

Point Lobos played an important role in the evolution of today’s appreciation of the environment through protection and interpretation.   From 1925 to 1933, visionaries, and organizations like Save The Redwoods League, were fighting to preserve Point Lobos, and promoting the new idea of creating a park with a higher level of protection. This directly led to defining the “California State Natural Reserve” designation we enjoy today.

Our featured speaker for our May docent meeting is our own Kevin Shabram, who, as an accomplished local historian with a broad knowledge of the story of how Point Lobos State Natural Reserve came to be, will bring to light the stories of the men and women, who despite opposition, sucessfully provided the groundwork for the concept of environmental protection.

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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.

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Docent led walks

  • Wed, 04/25/2018 - 11:00am
    Information Station
    Peter Fletcher
  • Fri, 04/27/2018 - 11:00am
    Information Station
    Peter Fletcher
  • Fri, 04/27/2018 - 1:30pm
    Whalers Cabin
    Randy May


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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