Petaluma Wetlands Alliance needs volunteer docents. Docents serve in a number of ways, including teaching 3rd graders about wetlands and habitats, leading bird walks, restoring the habitats, conducting research on birds and other wetlands animals. To become a docent, volunteers participate in a training program and then observe other docents. Training starts Jan. 12, 2017, continuing for seven consecutive Thursday mornings. If interested, sign up at For information, contact Anne at or 707-774-6586.