Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Kaitlin hikes the Pacific Coast Trail

Apr 29, 2022

Hi all! My name is Kaitlin, and I’m an Education Manager here at Crystal Cove Conservancy. I’m taking a hiatus from bringing students out to Crystal Cove’s backcountry to venture a little further- and attempt to hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail! I’ll be sharing updates and stories will you as […]

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Crystal Cove Conservancy receives 2022 ‘Every Kid Outdoors’ grant.

Feb 10, 2022

NATIONAL PARK TRUST AND USDA FOREST SERVICE SELECT CRYSTAL COVE CONSERVANCY AS A 2022 EVERY KID OUTDOORS TRANSPORTATION GRANTEE 28 Grants Awarded Will Get Nearly 9,000 Kids Outside Newport Coast, CA, (2/8/22) – Today, the National Park Trust is announced the first round of grantees for the Every Kid Outdoors Transportation Grants Program. In partnership […]

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Crystal Cove’s Untold History of Japanese American Farmers

Jan 25, 2022

By Rehana Morita   Harvest Time (1935) The first Japanese farmer to lease from the Irvine Company along the coast was Keichi Yamashita. The Yamashita family was one of the many Japanese American families who lived on the rich soil of Crystal Cove during the early 20th century. The families would construct homes and farm […]

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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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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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Studying Ants in Crystal Cove’s Backcountry

Oct 6, 2020

Take a sneak peek at ecological research happening in Crystal Cove State Park! Last fall, we began working with Dr. Wallace Meyer, an insect ecologist from Pomona College, and ten high school interns from Dana Hills High school to determine how the use of mulch in restoration affects the distribution of ants. This program was […]

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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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