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    Due to the inundation of the national wildfire response system, the lack of trained wildland firefighting staff within the park, and severe fire danger, Pinnacles National Park is implementing a temporary closure of the west unit of the park and all trail

Announcing the Pinnacles Speakers Series

Please join us for the brand new Speaker Series at Pinnacles National Monument being held at the Soledad library the first Saturday of each month and the new Visitor Contact Station in the park for the second, third and fourth. The Speaker Series will continue through October.

Presentations are free and will last 30-60 minutes each and are open to the general public. Bring the family kids activities are included!

The Month of September focuses on the People of Central California.

Pinnacles' Park Ranger Jennifer Updyke will provide the very first program of the series. She will take you on a journey through time to explore the many ways that Pinnacles National Monument has been valued by its inhabitants.

Meet Ranger Jenn:

What: A Look Back At The People Who Have Inhabited The Pinnacles
Where: Soledad Library
When: August 4, 2012
Time: 2:00pm

The Soledad library is located at 401 Gabilan Drive, Soledad, CA 93960

The rest of August's speakers will be presenting at the new Visitor Contact Station on the west side (Soledad) of the park at 2:00pm:

  • August 11, 2012 -
    Ethnobotany: Research and Applications with Ranger Sara Reid
  • August 18, 2012 -
    The Anza Expedition of 1776 with Superintendent Naomi Torres
  • August 25, 2012 -
    Life of the Amah Mutsun with Val Lopez, Chairman of Amah Mutsun Tribal Band

September will focus on Wildlife and October on Climate Change and Sustainability.

We hope to see you there!

Nichole Andler
Chief of Interpretation

If you have questions, send Nicole and email or call (831) 389-4486 ext 265


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  • Temporary Closures Due To Fire Danger!

    Due to the inundation of the national wildfire response system, the lack of trained wildland firefighting staff within the park, and severe fire danger, Pinnacles National Park is implementing a temporary closure of the west unit of the park and all trail

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