If you love to hike, and to meet fellow hikers, why not become an Outdoor Ambassador? The Fall 2017 training session is now completed, but future orientation and training is planned for several sessions in 2018.
Outdoor Ambassador Coordinator Carol Blaney and Outdoor Educator Kathy Havert developed the initial training program to prepare volunteer ambassadors to be on site and personal with any and all users – hikers, birders, bicyclists, equestrians, lone walkers, family groups – to provide them with useful and interesting information
A cohort of 76 adults and 3 teenagers have graduated from the Outdoor Ambassador Training Program since its inception, and since then have logged hundreds of hours spent at San Timoteo Nature Sanctuary, Herngt ‘Aki Preserve at Live Oak Canyon, and on the rural public trails. Outdoor Ambassadors are on site, hiking and bicycling just like the users, available to answer questions when asked.
Trained Outdoor Ambassadors are required to volunteer at least two hours each month on site or in training. They receive a tee shirt, a high-visibility vest, a badge and lanyard, and a hat so they are easily identifiable as Redlands Conservancy’s official Outdoor Ambassadors, helping everyone have a rich experience at Redlands’ wild places.