Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Studying Ants in Crystal Cove’s Backcountry

Oct 6, 2020

Take a sneak peek at ecological research happening in Crystal Cove State Park! In December 2019, 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. Mulch — […]

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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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How We’re Making the Park Interpretive Store Better than Ever

Jul 6, 2020

Crystal Cove’s Park Interpretive Store — you know the one, it’s that handsome little yellow shack tucked behind the Visitor Center, overlooking Los Trancos Creek — has been going through some changes this year. And we don’t just mean adding precautions to keep everyone safe during the COVID crisis — though we’ve been working on […]

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Jeff Stevenson Remembered at Crystal Cove

Jan 15, 2020

Throughout the years here at the Cove, many people have come and gone. One of those special people was Jeff Stevenson, who passed away late last year. Jeff could often be spotted driving around the Cove in an electric golf cart with his signature hat and warm smile. Jeff was a Crystal Cove Beach Cottages […]

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