Education Day for Park Docents Includes OC’s Wildlife Corridors

Saturday, October 15, will mark the 19th annual Docent Day, an educational event for local park docents, interpreters, trail guides, and naturalists – all volunteers  helping to maintain and enhance Orange County’s extensive park system. The event is hosted by OCWild.org, and will offer sessions covering a variety of topics taught by specialists in their fields.

Laguna Greenbelt, Inc., will be teaching about local wildlife corridors, and in particular, the Coast to Cleveland Wildlife Corridor in central Orange County. Corridors provide essential ecological connections between park lands, which otherwise would become islands of habitat in a fragmented urban landscape. Volunteers choosing this session will receive an introduction to corridors, and then dive into a detailed look at why the Coast to Cleveland Wildlife Corridor is an important link between OC’s cherished coastal wild lands and the Santa Ana Mountains. Additional sessions will cover nature writing, bird walks, insect diversity and habitat restoration, among others.

Docent Day will be held at Santiago Oaks Regional Park from 8am – 2:30pm. Cost is $15 to attend. To reserve a space, call (949) 497-7647 or email winter.bonnin@parks.ca.gov.

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