Coyote Ridge Wildflower Tour Docent Manual
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Thank you very much for participating in the Coyote Ridge Wildflower Tour Docent
Program. By becoming a docent you are helping to connect the community with the open
spaces surrounding their homes and businesses. By educating the public about the
natural history of their lands, you foster a feeling of ownership and promote public
involvement in natural resource conservation. Education is an extremely important
environmental preservation tool, and you, as a docent, are one of the most important
resources the environment has. Thank you.
The goals of the Silicon Valley Land Conservancy (SVLC) Coyote Ridge Wildflower
♦ To educate the general public as to what a special place Coyote
Ridge is. Emphasis will be on the various endangered species and their
♦ To allow the general public to experience one of the most dramatic
wildflower displays in all of California.
♦ To build pubic support for preserving all of Coyote Ridge.
♦ To build awareness and support for the sponsoring organizations.
The hike begins at the Kirby Canyon Landfill owned by Waste Mangement Incorporated
(WMI). The site is accessed by exiting Highway One at Coyote Creek Golf Drive and
traveling east onto WMI property. Weekday hikes will require docents to check into the
headquarters building on WMI property. Visitors will park in the parking lot designated
in Figure 1. The hike will begin at the parking lot, follow the dirt road, and conclude on
The weather varies greatly on the ridge, so be prepared for everything from rain to bright
sun. As a docent, you will be given an SVLC t-shirt, however the weather may not
permit wearing it as an outside layer. Please do wear your name tag on the outside layer
of your clothing so that people may reference it if they have a question.
Layering is advised, with cooler layers on the ins