Hello Folks,

Well, the fun never stops at Cabrillo.  Go check out the tallships this weekend at the Maritime Museum and enjoy the Festival of Sail. Keep your eyes out for the newest ship to the fleet; The San Salvador. End of the month we prepare for Cabrillo Fest and I hope you can come out to enjoy dancing feet and other such delights.

Volunteer/TPERP Orientation Training

We have a two part training set up for next Saturday September 12th.  The morning session is a general training on the volunteer program.  It will include topics such as radio procedure, general safety and other basic volunteer orientation.  The second half focuses on tidepools and gets you up to speed with volunteering in the rocky inter tidal aka. nature’s playground.  Feel free to use this as a refresher and depending on your needs attend the morning session or the afternoon session or both.  Please RSVP with “Plenty O’Lottia” to cabr_volunteers@nps.gov in the subject line if you haven’t already done so, by Wednesday Sept. 9th.  Below is a breakdown of the training.

Morning Session (9:30-11:30):

9:30-9:40 Welcome, Introductions, Snacks

9:40-10:20 Basic Volunteer Information, volunteer Descriptions, Radio Usage, Volgistics/VIPVoice/website

10:30-11:00 Tour of Upper Park Areas

11:00-11:20 Safety for Volunteers

Break for Lunch (11:20-11:50)

Afternoon Session (11:50-4:30):

11:50-12:15 On the Edge of Land and Sea Movie

12.15-1:05 What is TPERP?, What volunteer positions make up TPERP, BackpacksTrailer/Table Key Checkout Procedure

1:05-1:35 Interaction with Visitors

1:35-1:55 Tidepool Safety

1:55-2:00 Shadow Shifts Explanation, Tidepool Rules/Protect Zone 3, Electronic Reference Manual

2:00 -2:25 Zones vs. Zonation, Tidepool Critters, Common Critters

2:45-4:00 Tide pools Field Trip ( approx. 2 hours, Meet at Trailer at Lot 1 at Tidepools),Overview of Education Table, Overview of Trailer, Visit to Tidepools

Weed Warriors

Late summer rains have rejuvenated our weedy friends and given them new found strength.  Thus we need some help pulling the non-natives in the park.  If you would like to assist in our plant restoration efforts, get to know plants better we have several dates for you.  The group meets around the breakroom and flagpole areas.  Please join us and get your group weeding on:

September 9th                                   9:30 to 11:30

September 14th                                 9:30 to 11:30

September 23rd                                 9:30 to 11:30

September 28th                                 9:30 to 11:30

Outreach, Sunday September 13th, 12:00pm to 4:00pm

Reach out in Balboa Park at the House of Spain to promote Cabrillo Festival. We are looking for 2 volunteers to join our booth, in VIP uniform or Living History. Carpool from Cabrillo leaves at 11:30.  Please sign up on volgisitcs under special events.

Deadline September 14th:  Your Voice Needed:  We want to hear from you! 

Please take five minutes to fill out this form. The Volunteer Navigation Committee is getting ready for the next five years and looks toward ways in growing the VIP program and build up the necessary infrastructure.  We need your input to better ourselves so please complete forms by September 14th.


Cabrillo Fest Sept 26th and 27th.

It is upon us.  We will need some help with the several components which make up the weekend.  If you are interested please mark off the dates.  Saturday’s event is up at Cabrillo and we will need a few hands to help us out around 2:00pm.  Also for Sunday if you would like to assist our encampment and outreach table we are there from 11:00pm to 4:00pm.  Please sign through volgistics.  Details to be sent out closer to the event.

Cabrillo Journal Fall/Winter Edition 

Get published or get your photographs in our park newspaper! It’s that time again the Cabrillo Journal is gearing up for the fall/winter edition. Please contact Ranger Emily to submit articles and photographs. We are looking for submissions that relate to fall and winter activities at the park. Thank you for the support and looking forward to your contributions.



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