Emerald Necklace – Volunteer Docent Program

Emerald Necklace environmental stewardship volunteers!

Love nature? Want to help protect the environment?

Make a difference! Become a STEWARDSHIP LEADERS – Volunteer Docent!

      • JOIN our community of dedicated volunteers.
      • LEARN about the natural and human histories of the watersheds of Los Angeles County, including Water Management, Urban Forestry, Conservation, Soil Health, Butterfly Migration, and more.
      • DISCOVER how our county’s riverbeds were once the playgrounds of our communities.
      • INTRODUCE your neighbors to new playgrounds being built, restored, and planned to make lives better and healthier.
      • LEAD others on outdoor explorations, guiding and teaching to share what you’ve learned.
      • GAIN CONFIDENCE in public speaking and meet new friends.

STEWARDSHIP LEADERS – Volunteer Docent Program provides 

DOCENT TRAINING (a Pando Hubs collaboration) beginning in mid-October, 2016. Volunteers will spend four half-days on four consecutive weekends learning about the Emerald Necklace regional plan and four special parks in eastern LA County (Peck Road Water Conservation Park, Whittier Narrows, the Madrid School, and Gibson Mariposa Park.)

No previous experience is needed and the training is free. We will guide you through the process of becoming a group leader and absorbing the fascinating stories of the living worlds in our neighborhoods along with what is being done to restore, preserve, and protect them.

Docents who complete the training will help lead student groups, community members, and government officials on tours of the parks throughout the year.

Our vision: develop the Expanded Emerald Necklace, a network of multi-benefit trails, parks, and greenways touching unincorporated areas and 67 cities, and connecting over 3.7 million residents throughout LA County and Catalina Island.

What we’ve done: created 35 new public parks and green places in eastern LA County since our founding in 2003.

Who can participate: all interested adults, and middle or high school students who qualify through volunteering at our weekend Emerald Necklace service events in the parks.

Learn more about Pando Hubs  a project of Pando Populus .

 TO REGISTER: Email us at volunteer@amigosdelosrios.org  or call 626-791-1611.

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