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Volunteer Updates


We need your help! 2022 Volunteer Naturalist shifts have been added to the calendar in Volgistics. Please consider volunteering to help out on the weekends if you can. We also need help for the rest of December.

Volunteering in the VC: IF you are comfortable with volunteering inside the Visitor Center at the front desk, you may do so as long as you are wearing a face mask. Right now we still have an indoor face mask policy for Sacramento County. All visitors must have a mask on to enter the Visitor Center and only 6 can be inside at a time. I will have a box of disposable masks available in the brochure cabinet at the front desk. Pleases don’t set them out, rather only pass them out if a visitor needs one.

Keeping gates open over holiday weekends: We will be keeping the UPPER and BOARDWALK parking lots open over the weekends and holidays. The LOWER parking lot needs to remain closed. You may open the lower lot gate to park in the lower lot, but it must be closed after you enter. This is ONLY for the Christmas and New Year’s holiday weekends. All other weekends we will keep the lower open.

Questions? Feel free to reach out to me at


Are you interested in joining our Volunteer Naturalist team?

Volunteer Naturalists are key in our ability to keep the Visitor Center open on weekends, provide fun and enriching guided hikes, and outreach at local nature-based events!

Our Winter 2022 Volunteer Naturalist training will be a hybrid in-person and virtual training. The in-person dates are February 12, 19, and 26 from 11am-2pm. During the week, you will have a video training to watch and some documents to review.

If you are interested or want to learn more, please email!


Young Chinook salmon have returned to the fish tank in the Visitor Center! If you are a Volunteer Naturalist and are volunteering in the VC on the weekends, please refer to the “feeding calendar” on the front desk. The fish need to be fed in the morning and afternoon. The calendar has information on how much to feed the fish. Please initial if you feed them!