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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.

Temporary Closure of Exhibits Starts June 1st

Starting Friday, June 1st, the Point Vicente Interpretive Center (PVIC) will be preparing for two, brand-new exhibits. One of the new exhibits will feature information on whaling, which took place in Portuguese Bend in the 1860s. The second exhibit will highlight the historic 3rd-order Fresnel lens from the Point Vicente Lighthouse. The lighthouse lens is being replaced with a light-emitting diode (LED) and the City of Rancho Palos Verdes has an amazing opportunity to feature the Fresnel lens at PVIC. Due to the nature of the work, a portion of the museum will be closed and no public access will be permitted. The lobby exhibits, Sunset Room, gift shop and park grounds at PVIC will remain open to the public during construction. We anticipate reopening the exhibit area in December 2018.

For updates and more information, please contact PVIC at (310) 544-5375 or pvic@rpvca.gov or visit http://www.rpvca.gov/1095/PVIC-Phase-II.

UPCOMING EVENTS
NOTE: RAIN CANCELS A HIKE!*
*Following a rain, check trailalerts.rpvca.gov for closures
Saturday, October 20, 2018 (10:00 am) ~ Ocean Trails Reserve (Sunrise/Sunset Trails). Walk the switchback trail to the beach and learn about our local geology and fall blooming habitat. Be sure to stay and watch the sunset from beautiful Founders Park. (Park in the public lot at the end of Trump National Drive located to the left of the club house).
Abalone coveSunday, November 24, 2018 (2:30 PM) ~ Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Come and tour the tide pools teeming with facinating marine life. This is a moderate to strenuous hike and you should wear sturdy shoes as part of the hike will be on cobble stones. (Parking fee is waived up to 45 minutes prior to (and 30 minutes after) the event.)
Bat Star, Abalone Cove, Rancho Palos Verdes, CASaturday, December 8, 2018 (2:30 PM) ~ Abalone Cove Shoreline Park. Bring your family and friends to see and tour the tide pools. Learn about the marine life that reside in this special and unique environment. This is a moderate to strenuous hike and you should wear sturdy shoes as part of the hike will be on cobble stones. (Parking fee is waived up to 45 minutes prior to (and 30 minutes after) the event.)
NOTE: RAIN CANCELS A HIKE!*
*Following a rain, check trailalerts.rpvca.gov for closures
For the complete 2018 Hike Schedule, please click HERE.
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