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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: RAIN CANCELS A HIKE!*
*Following a rain, check trailalerts.rpvca.gov for closures
Eastern Bluff at Trump NationalSaturday, March 10, 2018 (10 am - 4 pm) ~ Join us for the 34th Whale of A Day Celebration at PVIC which is a celebration of the migration of the grey whales from Alaska to Baja, Mexico and back. Enjoy the fun, food, entertainment and education on the PVIC grounds. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a fun day. The event is free as is the parking (park at City Hall (30940 Hawthorne Blvd.) and take the FREE shuttle to and from PVIC). RAIN DATE IS APRIL 14, 2018)
Forrestal Nature ReserveSaturday, March 24, 2018 (9:00 am) ~ Forrestal Nature Reserve. Walk through the coastal sage scrub habitat and learn about the local geology. With the rains we've had, the plants should be blooming. Enjoy the scenic view of the coastline from the Forrestal terrain. (Moderate to Strenuous; park at the gate on Forrestal Drive.)
McBride TrailSaturday, April 21, 2018 (10:00 am) - McBride Trail (New) ~ Enjoy this easy walk alolng the McBride Trail featuring spectacular views of the Palos Verdes Peninsula and Catalina Island. Learn about the native coastal sage scrub habitat along with a lesson on the rich history of the Palos Verdes Area click HERE for a map with parking instructions on the back of the 2018 Hike Schedule). NOTE: For those seeking a challenge, we will also be offering a strenuous docent-led hike on the Three Sisters Trail starting at the same location.
Beginning of Alta Vicente TrailSaturday, May 5, 2018 (9:00 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 to strenuous.)
trumpSaturday, June 16, 2018 (9:00 am) ~ Ocean Trails Reserve at Trump National Golf Course (Lake View & Catalina Trails) ~ 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).
PVIC - Vicente Bluff - Lighthouse TourSaturday, July 14, 2018 (10:00 am) ~ PV Lighthouse / PVIC / Vicente Bluff Reserve ~ The Los Serenos Docents will give a guided tour through the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, the native plant garden and a walk along the spectacular bluff top at the Vicente Bluffs Reserve. A tour of the Point Vicente Lighthouse hosted by the Coast Guard Auxillary is also included. Easy.
PVIC - Vicente Bluff - Lighthouse TourSaturday, August 11, 2018 (10:00 am) ~ PV Lighthouse / PVIC / Vicente Bluff Reserve ~ The Los Serenos Docents will give a guided tour through the Point Vicente Interpretive Center, the native plant garden and a walk along the spectacular bluff top at the Vicente Bluffs Reserve. A tour of the Point Vicente Lighthouse hosted by the Coast Guard Auxillary is also included. Easy.
NOTE: RAIN CANCELS A HIKE!*
*Following a rain, check trailalerts.rpvca.gov for closures
For the 2018 Hike Schedule, please click HERE.
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