Archive for the ‘Education’ Category

Cottage #11 – Gabriel Cottage on the North Beach

Jan 17, 2018

On October 9, 1926, a local segment of Coast Highway connecting Corona del Mar to Laguna Beach was dedicated by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. The new 9.8-mile stretch of highway brought increased public attention and access to the previously isolated Crystal Cove, and by 1928 at least ten permanent structures were established there.  Among […]

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Because of You: Year-end Giving

Jan 17, 2018

Our generous donors responded with amazing love and support to our 2017 year-end appeal campaign making it our most successful to date. Because our donors continue to protect and invest in what they love, we’ve been able to bring more children to Crystal Cove’s outdoor classroom, inspiring future stewards to care about places like Crystal […]

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Crystal Cove Conservancy Turning the Page

Jan 17, 2018

Join us for a unique program featuring “Crystal Cove Cottages: Islands in Time on the California Coast” 2nd Edition book signing with co-author Laura Davick, Founder and Vice President of The Conservancy on Sunday, Feb. 25 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (two presentation times are available).  Learn about the rich history of Crystal Cove […]

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Emerging Butterflies in the changing seasons

Jan 17, 2018

The rainy season brings new life to the Crystal Cove backcountry.  Southern California experiences a Mediterranean climate, characterized by dry summers and moderately wet winters.  To adapt to these conditions, many perennial plants will drop their leaves in the summer to save water, however, once the rainy season arrives, leaves will begin to regrow.  This […]

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A Taste of Holiday History

Dec 14, 2017

  Sip and Savor the Season with these favorite holiday recipes from past coveite potlucks! Dining together was a tradition happily celebrated by many of Crystal Cove’s past residents. Community potlucks brought together Covites, family and friends for fun gatherings that married good food with a convivial spirit. This holiday season, step back in time […]

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Crystal Cove’s Natural Playground

Dec 14, 2017

  ‘Tis the season to explore our underwater park. Winter months offer the lowest tides of the year with peaceful, uncrowded beaches making it the perfect time to discover the wonders of Crystal Cove’s tide pools. You could say tidepool organisms are the survivors of the ocean, living in two separate worlds where the ocean […]

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Crystal Cove’s Holiday Magic

Dec 14, 2017

  From now until the end of the year, as you step into the Crystal Cove Historic District you will be transported to Christmas paradise. Thousands of vintage lights shimmer on cottage rooftops. Giant candy canes, holiday wreaths, mistletoe, and fanciful snowmen are scattered throughout the Park. As you approach the beach, you see the […]

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Crystal Cove – A Special Place to Us All!

Dec 14, 2017

  As 2017 comes to a close, we hope that you find your way down to Crystal Cove. Spend a quiet morning traversing the many trails of the backcountry, or take the afternoon to walk the beach with your family or friends. Introduce your out-of-town guests to the Historic District, smiling as they marvel at […]

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Instead of Black Friday, choose to Opt Outside!

Nov 15, 2017

  It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you’re looking to recover from a day stuffed with turkey and pie.  Instead of frantically shopping in stores, skip the stress and head outdoors! Crystal Cove Conservancy works alongside our partners at Crystal Cove State Park to preserve and protect Crystal Cove’s 2,400 acres of backcountry, 3.2 miles […]

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