Los Serenos
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Los Serenos LogoLos Serenos de Point Vicente is a volunteer organization which assists and supports the City of Rancho Palos Verdes' objectives for the Point Vicente Interpretive Center (a museum which features exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the Peninsula), Abalone Cove Shoreline Park, Forrestal Nature Preserve/Ladera Linda Community Center and the Trails at Trump National.  Los Serenos docents and volunteers provide interpretive and educational services to the community regarding the unique features and natural and cultural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and adjacent waters by means of docent-led tours, special events, workshops and classes.

A BRIEF HISTORY OF LOS SERENOS: The Los Serenos de Point Vicente docents were formed in answer to a need created by the opening of the Point Vicente Interpretive Center in 1984. The City of Rancho Palos Verdes, which owns and operates the Center, hired a Recreation Specialist to solicit and train volunteers. The volunteers provide educational information on the natural and cultural history of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and the migrating Gray whales that could be easily viewed from the Center’s outstanding vantage point by the Center’s many visitors. The first group of 25 volunteers underwent training with local experts on geology, history and marine mammals and after graduation, went to work sharing their enthusiasm and new-found knowledge with local and International visitors. The original class selected the name “Los Serenos de Point Vicente” which means “Night Watchman of Point Vicente” to represent their group. Later the group obtained separate non-profit recognition as a formal 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information on Los Serenos, please click HERE.

UPCOMING EVENTS
NOTE: UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, The City of Rancho Palos Verdes has closed the beach and tide pool area located at Portuguese Point in Abalone Cove Shoreline Park for public safety due to falling rocks and unstable cliffs above.

Forrestal Nature ReserveSaturday, May 21, 2016 (10:00 AM) ~ Forrestal Nature Reserve. Walk through the coastal sage scrub habitat and learn about the local geology. (Moderate.)

Beginning of Alta Vicente TrailSaturday, June 18, 2016 (10:00 AM) ~ Alta Vicente Reserve ~Walk the Alta Vicente Trail through coastal sage habitat. See WWII and cold war installations, visit one of the original Japanese farms, enjoy the wildflowers and spectacular coastal views. Meet at the RPV City Hall parking lot. (Moderate.)
trumpSaturday, July 16, 2016 (3:00 PM) ~ Ocean Trails Reserve at Trump National Golf Course. Walk the public trail system and enjoy the vistas and summer blooming habitat. This is an easy hike (Meet in the lot located at the end of La Rotonda Drive - click HERE for a map re parks and parking).
NOTE: RAIN CANCELS A HIKE!
(For a current hike calendar, please click HERE.)
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