Thank you VIPs Greg, Dave, Gene and Rise for helping with the Monument planting event last week. They installed 54 plants around the base of the statue. So far, there are no rodent causalities to report! They couldn’t have hoped for better post-planting weather with thunderstorms Tuesday night and drizzly overcast days the following few days. The next early bird planting session will be happening on Tuesday … Continue reading The Early VIP Gets the Plant
The Open Bunker on Saturday, February 26th will be in honor of Joe. Inside the bunker, we will be setting up a memorial for Joe, with words expressing how his legacy touches thousands of visitors each year, photos, and flameless tea candles. Volunteers and staff members who would like to share memories of Joe in person will be able to gather at the bluffs at … Continue reading Remembering Joe
By Karen Scanlon Few people living today claim the distinction of being a ‘lighthouse brat’. These are the children of lighthouse keepers. But one such East County resident, and CNM volunteer, Patricia Dudley Goulart, makes this very assertion. Patricia grew up at the lower Point Loma Light Station. Her father, James Eliot Dudley, was assistant keeper at the time of her birth 90 years ago … Continue reading 🎂Happy 90th Birthday🎈, Patricia Dudley Goulart, CNM VIP and Lighthouse Brat🎁
Setareh Nouriboshehri, Community Volunteer Ambassador (CVA) Well VIPs, we sure went through an interesting last year! While it’s easy to get lost in all of the events affecting our communities and world at large, we thought you may enjoy taking a break to zoom into and reflect on this particular volunteer community. Here are a few handfuls of photographs—all of you and the ways you … Continue reading Volunteer Appreciation
Two years ago, VIP Romi met Christian, just by asking her routine question, “Where are you visiting from?” Christian was from New Jersey. “Came here for an interview at SDSU…”, Romi asked what he’ll be studying at SDSU. To make it short, this young man, had an appointment with Romi’s daughter for his acceptance into the Graduate School! What are the chances out of all … Continue reading A Visitor – A ‘cool’ Story in These Hot Days
Dear Cabrillo National Monument Volunteers, Happy anniversary! On this day, fifty years ago, Congress passed the Volunteers In Parks (VIP) Act, enabling parks all around the country to accept the services of individuals as “volunteers for or in aid of interpretive functions.” Since then, the program has flourished into a rich body of National Park Service mission seekers. All around the country and across borders, … Continue reading Happy 50th Anniversary, VIPs!