South Yuba River Park Association

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Become a Docent!

The South Yuba River offers many interesting and diverse opportunities for docents in a beautiful and historical setting. Docents are the driving force behind a variety of programs including:

Wildflower walks
Bird walks
History talks
School field trips
Living history days
Gold panning
Visitor center and gift shop
History research
Administrative functions
Trail Monitoring
Special events, and more

You will learn more about the influence of the South Yuba River on the region; the history of horse-drawn transportation presented in our newly renovated barn and wagons; the influence of the covered bridge on local history; natural features including birds, wildlife, native plants, wildflower and river ecology. And YOU can share all this with our park visitors!

Training for new docents takes place every March. A reception is held in early March to explain Park programs to prospective volunteers.

February 21 from 10am-2pm is our Annual Open House/Reception for new docents where we show them the volunteer opportunities here at Bridgeport (S.Y.R.S.P.) and Malakoff Diggins SHP. Learn More 

Also, either March 6th and 7th or March 13th and 14th are the Mandatory training dates for all new/incoming volunteers. This training will be held at Empire Mine SHP. While talking with anyone about the park over the next couple of weeks please don’t forget to mention these dates. Sign Up Today!

Call the Visitor Center for more information at 530-432-2546 or call Paul Keasberry at 432-1947.

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