Get involved with the Park Preserve!
**The Woodland Regional Park Preserve is currently closed to the public while it undergoes construction and restoration work by the City and its partners. Estimated opening dates will appear on the Park Preserve's homepage at a later time.**
Although the Park Preserve is currently closed to the public, our Project Partners' ongoing programs make it easy to get involved.
Please use the contact details to the right to signal your interest in any of the below programs.
Under the Educational Programming for the GOEScience Program funded by a Habitat Conservation Fund Grant, $116,500 has been allocated to cover 3 programs that we invite you to participate in:
Become a docent!
This training is open to adults and is designed to immerse you in WRPP’s habitats and denizens of the WRPP from the ground-up, including its newly created permanent and seasonal wetland.
For docents who already completed the four (Pre-COVID) 2019 introductory classroom sessions, the on-site phase will recommence at the Park once COVID-19 restrictions are lessened. These docents will be notified by the project team.
For those interested in the next round of classroom training, stay tuned for more information on this page, starting this fall 2021.
Engage in Citizen Science!
Community members are invited to monitor habitats at the Woodland Regional Park Preserve.
For example, Tuleyome worked with members of the Yolo Audubon Society to install bluebird boxes that were built with the help of students from Chavez Elementary School. Audubon and other members of the public continue to monitor these bird boxes. Many other opportunities are available to our community. The Woodland Regional Park Preserve offers a unique opportunity to observe and gather data on changes in habitats, animals, and plants over the next several years!
Become a Junior Guide!
Although currently on hold until COVID-19 restrictions relax, the Junior Guide program will target our youth. This program, led by Tuleyome in collaboration with Natures Theater, will create hands on opportunities for kids to experience nature, science, and culture at this unique park, as well as learn how to be a nature guide.
Interested in playing a key role in the Park Preserve's development, conservation, management, and vision?
The City of Woodland welcomes all interested community members to join the Leadership Team and the Council of Experts to volunteer their time and expertise to contribute to the Park's success.
Join our Leadership Team!
The Leadership Team is composed of City staff, and about 15 partners and volunteers with diverse backgrounds in environmental planning, water & habitat conservation and management, education, grant writing, marketing & communication, and more. These individuals participate in virtual Leadership Meetings on the first Monday of each month at 1pm, where members provide updates and strategize on new and existing tasks related to the Park Preserve. Between meetings, correspondence by email or phone facilitates communication for continued progress on the Park Preserve.
Various Working Groups branch out from the general Leadership Team, including: Planting & Habitat Enhancement, Invasive Plant Management, Park Signage, and Grant & Funding. In line with their interest and expertise, Leadership Team members can join one or several Working Groups to tackle tasks alongside a small group of peers in a focused approach. Members of these Working Groups meet on an as-needed basis.
Please contact us if you are interested in joining this passionate group of individuals for a lasting impact on our Park Preserve!
Join our Council of Experts!
The Council of Experts is made up of numerous individuals that have targeted interest and involvement in the Park Preserve. These volunteers are consulted with by the Leadership Team on an ad-hoc basis on their particular topic of interest and expertise. There is no fixed time commitment for Members of the Council of Experts.
Please contact us if you are interested in sharing your expertise with the Team!