June Events at Point Cabrillo Light Station
June 2022 marks 113 years since Point Cabrillo Lighthouse was lit for the first time!
This month, the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association is celebrating that anniversary by offering a few fun events, put on by our incredible team of volunteers.
Plant Walk with CNPS
Saturday, June 25
10am – Noon
Join the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association and California Native Plant Society for a plant walk this Saturday! The walk will be led by local botanist Rhiannon Korhummel, and will wind along trails through the 300 acres of Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park over the course of 1-2 hours.
Learn how to identify native and invasive plants of the Mendocino Coast, and enjoy a leisurely 2-3 mile walk in one of the unique parks of this special coastline.
You are welcome to visit Point Cabrillo’s museums, exhibits and gift shop, which are open to the public every day of the year from 11am-4pm, staffed by volunteer docents available to answer questions and share history.
Please wear comfortable walking shoes, dress in layers, bring your own water and snacks, and don’t forget your camera!
Lens Tours to the Top of the Lighthouse
Saturday, June 11
10am – 4pm
$10 per adult, $5 per child
Join Point Cabrillo volunteers on Saturday, June 11 for the first Lens Tour since March of 2020! Every floor will be occupied by one of our incredible docents, ready to tell you all about the life of the lightkeepers, share the history of this point, and show off the historic 1909 Fresnel lens.
Guests are required to be masked at all times on this tour. This is a first-come, first-serve tour, no reservations are taken. The last tour of the day will go up at 4pm.
Lens Tours will happen again on July 2, August 6, September 3 and October 1.
California State Parks Week
June 14 – 18
California State Parks Week is an annual event that celebrates the amazing diversity of California’s State Park System and the people who visit and help protect these iconic places. From June 14 – June 18, the Point Cabrillo Lightkeepers Association is partnering with California State Parks to bring you a week full of fun at the Light Station!
Land Acknowledgement Day on June 14
Tuesday, June 14
11am – 1pm
Explore the history of the Pomo people at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. People change the land they live on, and the land changes the people. Meet in the upper parking lot near the Kearn Family Farmhouse Visitor Center at 11am. Bring your walking shoes!
Kids Career Day on June 15
Wednesday, June 15
11am – 2pm
What do scientists at Point Cabrillo do? Come chat with docents who will discuss the archaeology and natural science projects that have been happening at Point Cabrillo. Meet at the picnic table by the Lighthouse 11am – 2pm.
Discover what working as a lightkeeper was like in 1909. Meet the PCLK docent at the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse at 11am.
Chat with the current keepers of the light, the US Coast Guard Auxiliary 87 about what it is like to volunteer or have a career in the Coast Guard.
Health and Wellness Day on June 16
Thursday, June 16
10am – 1130am
Walk, breathe and stretch at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park. Meet at 10am in the parking lot next to the Kearn Family Farmhouse Visitor Center, and then walk down to the Light Station where we will engage in a stretching session at 10:20am, and enjoy the ocean breeze while participating in a stretching session with local yoga teacher Misha Tsaran.
This is a free event, but donations are welcome! All proceeds will go to a relief fund for Ukraine, Misha’s home country.
Stewardship Day on June 17
Friday, June 17
11am – 1pm
What is a Marine Protected Area (MPA)? What is a “Whale Trail”? Discuss these topics in addition to the history of restoration, ongoing stewardship and management of Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park with PCLK docents while enjoying a walk from the Kearn Family Farmhouse Visitor Center to the Lighthouse and back.
Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
Saturday, June 18
Noon – 3pm
Free, but bring a side to share!
From greeting visitors, to polishing the historic lens, volunteers do it all at Point Cabrillo. Celebrate PCLK volunteers and explore volunteer opportunities with light snacks at the picnic tables in the yard of First Assistant Lightkeeper’s House. Past, present and future volunteers welcome. There will be cake!
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.