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Bay Area District

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CA State Parks Monterey District

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California State Parks - Colorado Desert District

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California State Parks - Diablo Range District

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California State Parks - Northern Buttes District

California State Parks - Sierra District

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Central Valley District

Indian Grinding Rock SHP Volunteer Program

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Half Moon Bay State Parks

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Henry Cowell Redwoods

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Mount Diablo State Park

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NCRD Natural and Cultural Resource Programs

North Coast Redwoods District Natural Resource Volunteer Program

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Point Lobos State Natural Reserve

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Railtown 1897 State Historic Park

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Maintenance and Restoration

The maintenance & restoration team work on various projects throughout the park.

Photo Club

Railtown photo club take photographs and video of activities throughout the park for use in volunteer recognition, social media marketing, etc.

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Wilder Ranch State Park

Volunteer Opportunities

The History of Wilder Ranch

Wilder Ranch has a history going back thousands of years including the indigenous Uypi people, the Santa Cruz Mission Period, the Mexican-owned Rancho Refugio, Moses Meder's dairy ranch, the Wilder-Baldwin owned (and later Wilder alone) operation, and finally to it's designation as a state park. If you're interested in local Santa Cruz history, this may be the volunteer job for you! Opportunities include:

Leading tours of the historic dairy ranch

Living history events

Operating and educating visitors about the Blacksmith Shop (certification needed) 

Operating and educating visitors about the water powered machine shop and Pelton wheel

Helping with school field trips and teaching small groups of children about the ranch's history

and more! For questions or more information, contact wilderranch@ports.ca-us

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