SIGN UP FOR DOCENT TRAINING PROGRAM. Registration open between June 29 – Sept 1.
Weekend training sessions start on September 8.
The Topanga Canyon Docents (TCD) is a non profit organization of volunteers in Topanga State Park. Each fall season our naturalist Docent Training Program is offered to introduce new volunteers to the program. Learn about the flora, fauna, natural history, and Native American cultures of the Santa Monica Mountains. Share the knowledge you’ll gain when you become a volunteer park docent with the TCD for their public walks, school walks, or by greeting visitors at the Visitor Center at Trippet Ranch.
This training program is taught by highly respected educators and professional naturalists from local colleges, museums, and conservation-based institutions. If you’ve ever hiked the hills and canyons and have longed to share what you see, this training is perfect for you!
The classroom and in-the-field training takes place every other weekend on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Trippet Ranch Visitor Center in Topanga State Park. In addition, five docent-led interpretive walks are on the alternate weekends, on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Come help the National Park Service remove invasive Carnation Spurge from Zuma Canyon.
We will be hand pulling Carnation Spurge, an invasive weed to the Santa Monica Mountains. Gloves and training will be provided.
Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes, long pants, long sleeves, and a hat. Sunscreen is recommended. Be sure to bring a water bottle that you can refill.
We will be meeting and working at the Bonsall Dr. parking lot.
RSVP to Alix Sisolak at Alix_sisolak@contractor.nps.gov
Zuma Canyon includes restrooms, picnic area and beautiful hiking trails. Come work in the morning, and end with a picnic lunch!