• The Point Reyes Beach as viewed from the Point Reyes Headlands

    Point Reyes

    National Seashore California

Volunteer: Kule Loklo Workday

Overview
The Kule Loklo volunteer assists park staff in maintaining the Kule Loklo cultural exhibit for educational purposes.

Duties

  • Construct and maintain traditional Coast Miwok structures and cultural exhibit landscaping. This may involve gathering natural materials, cutting branches and trees, scraping bark from trees, framing structures, clipping brush, trimming trees, raking and mowing, digging holes, gardening, pulling weeds, and lifting materials
  • Split firewood
  • Perform other tasks as assigned

Volunteers must be able to perform unskilled manual labor using basic hand tools, such as rakes, hammers, clippers, pruning shears, shovels, etc., be able to perform occasional heavy lifting from 25 to 50 pounds, and walk or carry loads over uneven ground. Volunteers must be willing to work in temperature extremes and in areas that may contain ticks, poison oak, and/or hantavirus. Volunteers must also be able to follow directions, work independently, and be sensitive to and respectful of differing cultural traditions.

Knowledge of Native American traditional building skills and native plants is helpful.

Schedule and Time Commitment
Kule Loklo Workdays are scheduled for the second Saturday of every month, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, throughout the year.

The Kule Loklo Workday is a drop-in program where volunteers are not required to work more than one day at a time. However, volunteers are welcome to work as many of the Kule Loklo workdays as desired.

Currently scheduled workdays include:

  • Saturday, July 12, 2014
  • Saturday, August 9, 2014
  • Saturday, September 13, 2014
  • Saturday, October 11, 2014
  • Saturday, November 8, 2014
  • Saturday, December 13, 2014

Training
On-the-job training

Benefits to the Volunteer
Volunteers have the opportunity to learn traditional Native American skills and enjoy the satisfaction in helping to preserve Native American culture.

Group Type
Individuals and groups are welcome to participate. Groups, however, should register in advance (see below).

Minimum Age
Minimum age is 13 years old. Volunteers under 18 must have a signed parental consent form. Please contact us (see below) for more information.

Accommodations
Housing and camping/RV sites are unavailable.

Application and Contact Information
Advanced registration is not required for individuals. Simply meet at the Bear Valley Visitor Center at 10:00 am for directions to Kule Loklo.

Please call ahead (Loretta Farley, see below) to confirm the work day.

Groups should register in advance by applying under the Current Opportunities listing or by contacting Loretta Farley at 415-464-5140 or by email.

For more information, please contact Loretta Farley at the number or email link above.

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Did You Know?

Tule Elk

In the mid-1800s, the tule elk was hunted to the brink of extinction. The last surviving tule elk were discovered and protected in the southern San Joaquin Valley in 1874. In 1978, ten tule elk were reintroduced to Point Reyes, which now has one of California's largest populations, numbering ~500. More...