Tide goes in, tide goes out. We can explain that.

Nov 15, 2017

  At any given location, the sea level rises and falls twice each day as the moon orbits the earth, pulling the world’s oceans along with it.  But not all tides are created equally. When the sun, moon, and earth align with the shortest distance between them, the increased gravitational pull on the ocean causes […]

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Instead of Black Friday, choose to Opt Outside!

Nov 15, 2017

  It’s the day after Thanksgiving and you’re looking to recover from a day stuffed with turkey and pie.  Instead of frantically shopping in stores, skip the stress and head outdoors! Crystal Cove Conservancy works alongside our partners at Crystal Cove State Park to preserve and protect Crystal Cove’s 2,400 acres of backcountry, 3.2 miles […]

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Back to School at Crystal Cove State Park

Oct 19, 2017

  It might not quite feel like autumn yet, but Crystal Cove Conservancy’s K-12 STEM education programs have already returned to the field at Crystal Cove State Park!  Last school year, over 4,500 students took part in our citizen science programs on land and at sea.  These future marine biologists, ecologists, and environmental scientists helped […]

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Here there be Dragons

Oct 19, 2017

  This past summer, Crystal Cove witnessed a boom of dragonflies.  Their aerial antics could be seen almost everywhere, from patrolling along the Los Trancos Creek to forming large swarms in the Moro Canyon backcountry.  Their dances are not merely aesthetic, but the product of a highly adapted insect who plays a key role in […]

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Cottage 14 – South Beach Suite

Oct 18, 2017

  Named for its location right on the beach, Cottage #14, “South Beach Suite” was originally built in 1931 by a woman named Edith Henning. The second permanent cottage constructed on Crystal Cove’s South Beach, Cottage #14 offers spectacular ocean access and views, as well as iconic Cove history. “Miss Henning,” as she was known […]

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Cottage #27 – The Dive Shack

Sep 15, 2017

A partnership is at the heart of the founding story of Cottage #27, now called The Dive Shack. Four women — Elsie Bantley, Margaret Orndorf, Ruth Hepner and Dorothy Sproul, all co-workers at Azusa Valley Savings Bank — pooled their money to build the cottage in the early 1930s. The original name for their cottage […]

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Founder’s Historic District Tour

Sep 15, 2017

The trip back in time begins at noon, but when it concludes two hours later, guests have learned about more than Crystal Cove’s past in the monthly Founder’s Historic District Tour — they’ve also learned about Crystal Cove’s present and future. Crystal Cove Conservancy founder Laura Davick first started offering an informal tour of the […]

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