Docents are knowledgeable volunteer trail guides trained to lead park walks. They are outdoor enthusiasts who want to share their love of nature, and the ecology and history of Rockland County with other county residents. Docents have received over 10 hours of training and many are certified in CPR and First Aid. They help to raise awareness of our parks as environmental and recreational resources while leading organized group walks though county and state parks.

The trail guide docents are easy to recognize in their green trail guide docent t-shirt, jacket and sun hat. They foster a pleasant, friendly atmosphere on each walk they lead. In addition, there is a docent on each walk who is designated as a "sweep," meaning someone who makes sure no one gets left behind on a walk.

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Interested in becoming a Rockland County Trail Guide Docent? Are you:

  • At least 18 years of age?
  • Interested in meeting like-minded residents while educating the community about the natural environment?
  • Able to commit to leading or sweeping at least two walks a year?

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The Rockland County Trail Guide Docent Program was created in partnership with the County of Rockland's Division of Environmental Resources, the Rockland County Youth Bureau's Conservation and Service Corps and the Rockland County Department of Health's Steps to a Healthier Rockland to train Rockland residents to lead guided park walks.