Governor Gavin Newsom approves $2.9M in funding towards Crystal Cove’s Final Restoration Project

As the summer heats up at Crystal Cove and the clouds finally begin to part, we have some great news to share with you about our efforts to restore the North Beach Historic Cottages! Approved by Governor Gavin Newsom, Crystal Cove State Park will receive $2.9 Million in funding through the new state budget! These are the very first funds that will go towards the restoration of the 17 historic cottages. Laura Davick, Founder Emeritus and Co-chair of the campaign, has been working in partnership with Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris of Laguna Beach on this front.

New estimates for the final pricing expected for the cottage restoration portion of the project will be finalized in summer of 2019.

“Drawing two million annual visitors, Crystal Cove is a gem on the California coast,” said Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. “I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I was able to secure this funding for the final phase of this historic renovation project.”

California State Parks and Crystal Cove Conservancy are committed to providing affordable public access to this unique resource. Upon completing Crystal Cove‘s final 17 cottages, 24,000 additional low-cost coastal accommodations will be available annually for families for generations to come.

“Crystal Cove Conservancy is delighted to have Governor Newsom’s support at this critical time in Crystal Cove’s History,” stated Laura Davick, Founder Emeritus and Co-chair of the campaign. “This first very significant amount of funding kicks off our latest campaign. We are ever so grateful for the extraordinary effort on behalf of Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris. Both Governor Newsom and Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris are truly Crystal Cove’s 2019 park champions.”

Last October, The Conservancy closed a $19M public campaign to begin the infrastructure portion of the project. This project began on December 1st and is expected to be completed ahead of schedule by June of 2020. We are working with a variety of state agencies and other new stakeholders to create a vision for completion at Crystal Cove.

The Conservancy is in the planning stages for the second and final portion of this fundraising campaign.

If you would like to find out more about the project and see how you can help, please click here.

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