Visitor Center Scheduled to be Closed Until Mid to Late July
The Visitor Center is undergoing a Seismic Retrofit. Visitors will still be able to access the Auditorium, Ballast View and the East Patio. These dates are subject to change. Please call 619 557-5450 for updated information
Volunteers Honored with National Award
Cabrillo National Monument Receives the Hartzog Park Volunteer Program Award
San Diego, CA- In a special ceremony held in Washington DC on June 25, 2014, the volunteer program at Cabrillo National Monument (NM) received the prestigious George and Helen Hartzog Award for Outstanding Volunteer Service of 2013. Each year the National Park Service recognizes exceptional efforts in volunteer management and service. Cabrillo was selected out of 401 national parks across the country for this high honor.
Under the leadership of Park Ranger Tavio del Rio, the park’s volunteer program has more than doubled since 2010. Last year, nearly 400 VIPs (Volunteers-In-Parks) logged almost 12,000 hours of service. The influx of new volunteers has bolstered existing programs and allowed the park to provide new opportunities.
Fall-Season Tidepool Training, September 20 & 27, 9:00am to 4:30pm
For all those folks itching to get into the tidepools here is your chance. This mandatory training is a packed full two days of information and procedures to get you diving into tidepool volunteerism. If you are brand new at volunteering, this is the perfect opportunity for you to get your feet wet. If you haven’t volunteered with us for a while and want to get back in the mix, feel free to use this training as a refresher. If you like to attend please e-mail us.
Did You Know?
Did you know that, back in the mid- to late-1800s, children of lightkeepers at the Old Point Loma Lighthouse at Cabrillo National Monument had to row a boat from Point Loma to Old Town San Diego to get to school?