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Update on the October 2021 Huntington Beach Oil Spill

Oct 6, 2021

Last Updated: 10/12/21 Like many of you, we were heartbroken when we heard news of the oil spill about 4 miles off the coast near Huntington Beach. While authorities are still trying to put together a timeline, more than 140,000 gallons of oil spilled from a broken pipeline near an offshore drilling platform in the […]

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Natural Resource Summer Internships

Aug 23, 2021

Hi! Our names are Melanie Albert and Cindy Matuch! We are Crystal Cove Conservancy’s Natural Resource Summer Interns and we are working under the guidance of California State Parks and Crystal Cove Conservancy to develop and implement a wildlife monitoring protocol for Crystal Cove State Park. So far, we have collected photos of different species […]

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Crystal Cove Conservancy receives STEM grant from Toshiba America Foundation

Aug 10, 2021

Newport Coast, CA (July 23rd, 2021) – Crystal Cove Conservancy is pleased to announce it has received a STEM grant from the Toshiba America Foundation (TAF). These funds will buy classroom kits for the Project Crystal Code program, allowing them to build and code the sensors they use to collect environmental data in the park. […]

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North Beach Update, July 2021

Jul 21, 2021

If you’ve been to the beach just a few steps north of Crystal Cove’s Historic District, you’ve seen it. Not one, not two, but four cottages are being meticulously reconstructed to their former glory! The cottages– #3, #4, #12, and #31, are in the first phase of the North Beach Project and are set to become […]

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Forty-one years at the Cove!

Jun 24, 2021

By John Adamson Little did I know while sailing on a Windjammer cruise in the Caribbean in the summer of 1979, I would end up two years later living in Cottage number 7 at Crystal Cove. As fate would have it, I met a young lady on board, Diane Carter, whose family owned a cottage […]

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Statement on Racially Motivated Hate, Harassment, and Violence

Mar 31, 2021

We are deeply saddened and angered by recent events, including the murders that occurred in Atlanta on March 16, the trial of Derek Chauvin which started this week, and the messages of white supremacy distributed in a Newport Beach community on Sunday, March 28. Rather than being overwhelmed by the increasing pace of racially motivated […]

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Latino Conservation Week

Jul 24, 2020

This week is Latino Conservation Week, which was created “to support the Latino community getting into the outdoors and participating in activities to protect our natural resources.” We invited our Education Coordinator Erick Valdez to share his experiences as a young adult joining the outdoors community for the first time, how it affected his choice […]

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Virtual Summer Art Camp

Jul 23, 2020

Crystal Cove has a rich tradition of plein air painting that continues today. Every year, artists trek down to paint our scenic cottages, iconic ocean-side bluffs, and relaxing sandy beaches. Usually we offer summer art classes– “The Great Plein Air Experience”– that take place in person. But, since that’s not possible this year, we’ve decided […]

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