Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm Docents

Volunteer docents are at the heart of interpretation for the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm. Prior to leading tours, each docent takes part in a training program to familiarize themselves with the projet and learn about policies and procedures for conducting tours on site.

Interested volunteers may inquire with ARC about becoming a Wakamatsu docent. The position requires public speaking and interacting with diverse visitor groups. We are looking for volunteers who are comfortable speaking in front of small and large groups, interested in local history and enjoy working with the public.

If public speaking is not a strength, we are also looking for volunteers to assist in a number of ways. The Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Colony Farm's success is dependent upon volunteers who can also contribute on other projects:

  • Help with restoration and trail building at the ranch,
  • Assist with PEER school programs ,
  • Monitor the bluebird trail,
  • Help build and develop interpretive exhibits,
  • Maintain the landscape garden and agricultural plants,
  • Mow the lawn and paths,
  • Repair and maintain the buildings.

No previous experience is necessary, just a willingness to help! Please contact ARC Staff at 530-621-1224 to volunteer. 


2015 Wakamatsu Docent Training

Become a representative of the American River Conservancy by attending the Wakamatsu Farm Docent Training! Lead public and private tours, explore the rich landscape, and learn about the cultural and environmental history of the property!

                              Where: Wakamatsu Tea & Silk Colony Farm;

                                             941 Cold Springs Rd., Placerville, CA 95667

                              When: Saturday, May 2, 2015; 10am - 2pm

                              Who: Taught by ARC Executive Director Alan Ehrgott and

                                             Stewardship Project Manager Elena DeLacy 

Contact ARC's Stewardship & Outreach Coordinator Cordi Craig at cordi@arconservancy.org or (530) 621-1224 for more information or to register


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