Give the Gift of Education

Nov 14, 2018

A visit to Crystal Cove has made lasting impressions on all of us and the Crystal Cove classroom has inspired thousands of students to become its protector.   In 2018, 63% of scholarship funding raised went to under-served schools, giving thousands of students’ access to our inspirational outdoor experiences. During the school year, 100% of […]

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P.O.R.T.S. (Parks online resources for teachers and students)

Nov 14, 2018

The Conservancy and our cooperating partner California State Parks have been providing fantastic high-quality educational programs to local schools, utilizing Crystal Cove State Park’s precious natural and cultural resources to teach and inspire the next generation. Similar to The Conservancy’s own efforts to reach underserved schools, State Parks has been developing a solution to reach […]

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Cottage #26 – Browning Cottage on the North Beach

Oct 18, 2018

  Crystal Cove is known for its one-of-a-kind vernacular architecture as well as its celebrations and traditions, and one historic cottage combined these concepts in its annual Costume and Charades party. The party, held during the 1950s and 1960s by the Browning family of Cottage #26, incorporated a ¨no-store-bought¨ element of vernacular design with the […]

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Creepy Crawlies of Crystal Cove

Oct 18, 2018

If you venture out onto any of Crystal Cove’s backcountry trails this month, be on the lookout for creepy crawlies, because spider season is here! Several spider species are much more conspicuous this time of year as they’re out and about looking for mates. As you hike through the park, you may spot a tarantula […]

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Oct 18, 2018

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON CRYSTAL COVE: A HERITAGE LEGACY PROJECT FOR CALIFORNIA – FINAL PHASE OF HISTORIC COTTAGES

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Crystal Cove Conservancy 16th Annual Soiree Success

Oct 18, 2018

A sold-out crowd of 450 supporters raised a goal-breaking $453,000 net as all enjoyed an evening under the stars, complete with breathtaking sunset views and an elegant dinner catered by title sponsor The Resort at Pelican Hill at the 16th Annual Crystal Cove Soiree on Oct. 6, hosted by the Crystal Cove Conservancy. “It was […]

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A Party For All Seasons: Crystal Cove’s Soiree Over The Years

Sep 14, 2018

“It’s going to be a lot of fun,” Laura Davick said when announcing Crystal Cove’s first fundraising Gala in 2003. “A lot of fun” on one evening of the year can do a lot of good at the Cove all year long, and the 16th Annual Soiree on October 6 promises both. This year’s theme […]

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Winter Shorebirds Return to Crystal Cove

Sep 14, 2018

As summer winds down in Crystal Cove, the beaches become quieter and less crowded each day. While summer vacationers make their way back home, flocks of shorebirds are just arriving to enjoy our mild winter temperatures and abundant food sources. Avid bird-watchers know that fall and winter is when Crystal Cove’s shoreline truly comes alive. […]

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As Summer Ends, and School Begins!

Sep 14, 2018

As the summer ends and Crystal Cove State Park’s busy beaches begin to quiet once more, get ready to start seeing the smiling faces of students participating in Crystal Cove Conservancy’s K-12 educational programs!  As local students are immersed in real scientific research at Crystal Cove State Park, they not only learn about our local […]

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