Cosumnes River Preserve will train volunteers

Published: Saturday, Sep. 7, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2B

A program to train volunteer naturalists at Cosumnes River Preserve is being offered on two Saturdays in October.

The preserve includes about 46,000 acres of floodplain and riparian habitat along the Cosumnes River south of Sacramento, near Galt. The land is owned and managed by seven partner organizations, including state and federal government agencies and nonprofits.

Volunteer naturalists are needed to lead public tours on area wildlife and habitats, floodplain function, cultural history and wildlife-friendly farming practices.

The training sessions will be held on two Saturdays, Oct. 5 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, at the preserve visitor center, 13501 Franklin Blvd., in Galt.

Participants must have a desire to lead walking tours and educate adults and children about wildlife and the outdoors. For more information, call the preserve at (916) 870-4317 or email Amber Veselka at

– Matt Weiser

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