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Lake Solano Docent Program

Starting in Spring 2014, Putah Creek Council is managing the Docent Program at Lake Solano Park. Lake Solano Park offers a vast array of natural resources and recreational opportunities for the public to enjoy, including hiking, bird watching, wildlife photography, picnic areas, camping, fishing, and boating. The scenic park is located just west of Winters in the foothills of the Coastal Range, and receives more than 60,000 visitors a year. Docents help serve as tour guides who help the public interpret the park's natural resources and ecology, as well as assisting with park activities such as trail or restoration work.

What's a Docent?
A docent is a trained guide who conducts tours, leads guided walks, or otherwise helps the public understand the park's resources and opportunities. Docents are volunteers who donate their time and skills toward improving visitors' experience and enjoyment of Lake Solano Park. 

What is expected of Lake Solano Docents?
Volunteer docents assist in interpreting, restoring, and preserving park natural and cultural history by assisting rangers with interpretive hikes and working with rangers to assist in trail and native flora restoration projects. Training is provided; docents should be eager to learn and eager to share their knowledge. Docents commit to 12 hours a year at the park and must abide by relevant Solano County rules and regulations.

If you are interested in joining as a Docent, please email Karin Young (karin AT putahcreekcouncil.org) for more information.