LAMountains.com A service brought to you by the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy
LAMountains.com
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Naturalist
Park and Trail
Maintenance &
Restoration
Mounted Assistance
Unit

Mountain Bike Unit

For Current
Volunteers

Current Volunteer
Forms

Contact Our Volunteer
Programs

Interpretive
Information

A Dog's Day Out -
Program Outline

Dog Owners Handout
Dog Etiquette Card
Fire Ecology
Interpretive Brochure

Butterflies of
Towsley Canyon

If you are having difficulty viewing the above documents, right click on the link and select "Save Target As" which will allow you to download the file to your computer.

 

 

CALLING ALL MOUNTAIN BIKERS AGE 18 AND OVER!

THE MOUNTAIN BIKE UNIT SPONSORED BY THE NATIONAL (NPS) AND STATE (CDPR) PARK
SERVICES AND THE MOUNTAINS RECREATION AND CONSERVATION AUTHORITY (MRCA) IS
LOOKING FOR MOUNTAIN BIKERS WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN JOINING THE UNIT. more information...

Love the outdoors? Volunteer! Come share your love of nature and contribute your expertise by volunteering with the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. We maintain and protect over 60,000 acres of open green space in the greater Los Angeles area. Whether you wish to maintain mountain hiking trails or patrol trails on horseback or mountain bike, or your passion is guiding interpretive nature programs, working as a host in a nature center, or teaching environmental education programs,, we can match your interests to a suitable park near you. We offer excellent training in all categories of volunteerism and can accommodate your busy schedule seven days a week.

Volunteer Naturalist
Volunteer naturalists provide guided interptetive nature programs, host our nature center, or help patrol trails at many of our park locations. Thes duties are critical to meeting the agency goal of providing visitor service and education programs to the public at our park locations. Volunteers take part in a nationally recognized training program before staffing facilities and helping with special events. Additional training is provided for volunteers leading educational and interpretive programs for both schools and the general public. Continuous training is offered throughout the year in other specialty areas. Parks featuring volunteer led programs include Santa Clarita Woodlands, Franklin Canyon Park, King Gillete Ranch, Temescal Gateway Park, Upper Las Virgenes Open Space Preserve, Vista Hermosa Natural Park, and the Puente/Chino Hills in Whittier.

Park and Trail Maintenance & Restoration
Special workdays come up on a regular basis. These days usually involve manual labor on rewarding work projects. Some examples of workday projects include: historic site restorations, trail building, invasive plant removal, stream/river cleanups, litter removal, tree/vegetation plantings, and many more. Inquire with your local volunteer coordinator for upcoming workdays. Volunteers regularly provide trail maintenance in the Santa Clarita Woodlands Park.

Mounted Assistance Unit (MAU)
The MAU patrols Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) managed parks in the Santa Susana Mountains from Moorpark to Santa Clarita. They also patrol Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority owned or managed properties in the cities of Whittier, Hacienda Heights and La Habra Heights in addition to Bosque del Rio Hondo. Members of the unit ride their own horses on trails and fire roads providing visitor services under the supervision of MRCA rangers. Each member is asked to patrol a minimum of 60 hours and attend at least two quarterly meetings per year.

Mountain Bike Unit (MBU)
The MBU patrols in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and Puente Hills Landfill Native Habitat Preservation Authority owned or managed properties in the cities of Whittier, Hacienda Heights and La Habra Heights. MBU exisits to educate and care for mountain biking needs and mountain bike user groups. MBU is supervised by State Parks, the National Park Service, and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority. MBU consists of approximately 150 volunteers that work closely with rangers and are trained in first aid, CPR, and visitor contact skills. MBU helps to enrich your park experience by providing safety and education for mountain bike user groups.

TOP

 

December 21 - 1pm, Native Ways, Franklin Canyon Park
December 23 - 11am, Little Nature Explorers, Vista Hermosa Natural Park
December 24 - 10am, River Life, Marsh Park
December 26 - 11am, Big Cats of the Mountains, Vista Hermosa Natural Park
* VIEW ENTIRE CALENDAR *
Visit us on Facebook  Facebook
To select more than one, hold down CTRL key.
    
10mi 25mi All