Archive for January, 2016

Crystal Cove Beach Cottages: A Vintage Home Away from Home

Jan 1, 2016

In June of 2006, Crystal Cove Beach Cottages (CCBC) opened its doors for the first time. This year, CCBC will celebrate its tenth anniversary, offering visitors the opportunity to stay overnight in a historic cottage along Crystal Cove’s pristine beach. Maintenance Assistant Jeff Stevenson joined the CCBC team shortly after opening day. From the beginning, […]

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Naturalist on a Mission

Jan 1, 2016

Known to generations of schoolchildren simply as “Ranger Winter,” Crystal Cove State Park’s Interpretative Naturalist Winter Bonnin has been the driving force for the Park’s interpretative programs for the past 17 years. Today, Winter runs interpretive school programs for over 5,000 students each year. The most rewarding aspect of her work is the moment when […]

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Protecting Crystal Cove as Acting Central Sector Manager

Jan 1, 2016

In late 2015, Crystal Cove State Park welcomed Jim Newland as the new Acting Central Sector Manager of Crystal Cove State Park. Jim is no stranger to the Cove. His extensive background in cultural preservation, natural resources, and interpretation were instrumental during the original restoration of the Historic District in the early 2000s, and he […]

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