Free docent training with Sanctuary Forest

Join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, March 8 for the 2014 Summer Hike series docent training. This free training will prepare volunteers to represent Sanctuary Forest and help guide one (or more) of 10 hikes offered this summer.

Hikes vary from easy to difficult with a wide range of topics, including edible and medicinal plants, Big Red: ancient redwood, and a walking tour of a groundbreaking water conservation project.

Over the course of four hours, participants will learn how to lead the opening and closing circles, assist hike leaders, keep track of hikers, basic first aid, collect evaluations and more.

All are welcome. A delicious lunch will be provided. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the Sanctuary Forest office in Whitethorn. For more information call 986-1087 ext. #1 or email

Sanctuary Forest is a land trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual and intrinsic values, in cooperation with our diverse community.

photo caption:

Hike docents and leaders guide hikers across a stream on a 2005 Sanctuary Forest hike.