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The National Park Service Mission Statement, from the National Park Service Organic Act, August 25, 1916:

' To conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wildlife therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.'

As a growing team of patrol volunteers, the Mounted Volunteer Patrol has the unique opportunity to assist the National Park Service (NPS), California State Parks (CSP), and the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority (MRCA) by providing public assistance and resource protection to public parklands in Southern California.

The purpose of the Mounted Volunteer Patrol (MVP) is to involve the equestrian public in NPS, CSP and MRCA as volunteers that complement and expand park services by providing extended coverage throughout the various park sites.

Mounted Volunteer Patrol members serve as equestrian Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP's) that own and ride horses. Members on patrol are volunteer employees of the National Park Service, CA State Parks and Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) and must abide by the same rules and regulations as other employees of all three agencies.

Get Involved as a member of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) Mounted Volunteer Patrol. Join us!

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