Crystal Cove Conservancy names new CEO

Aug 14, 2019

Crystal Cove Conservancy (The Conservancy), the nonprofit dedicated to preserving the resources of Crystal Cove State Park, has announced Kate Wheeler will take over as president and CEO, effective August 12, 2019. Wheeler brings more than 20 years of nonprofit experience, including fundraising, education, finance and community engagement, to The Conservancy most recently she served Read More »

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Crystal Cove Conservancy celebrates 20th Platinum Anniversary Fundraiser

Aug 14, 2019

Crystal Cove Conservancy is proudly celebrating our Twentieth Platinum Anniversary at our annual Soirée fundraiser being held in Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, October 5, 2019.  This milestone year is dedicated to our passionate and loyal Cove supporters – past, present and future. Without you, the Cove magic might have been lost forever. This year’s event will Read More »

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Whale watching boat spots Blue Whale!

Aug 14, 2019

On a warm summer day, The Newport Legacy, a whale watching boat from Newport Beach, sat idle about four miles from Crystal Cove State Park as they waited for a large whale to emerge from the depths of the ocean. This whale was about 85 feet long, which was at least 10 feet longer than Read More »

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Cottage #46 – The Summer Store

Jul 17, 2019

Summertime has always been the busiest season at Crystal Cove, and from early days, there was a summer store right on the beach to serve the summertime Cove community. The first summer store was a palm-thatched snack stand. By 1935 it had been replaced by the red and white Soda Shack. After the Soda Shack Read More »

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Summer Art Show at Crystal Cove

Jul 17, 2019

  PURCHASE TICKETS On July 26 – 28, 2019, Crystal Cove Conservancy is proud to present our 2019 Summer Art Show! This season we will be featuring a diverse exhibit with 50 works by local artists, and 26 pieces from all new artists. An exclusive preview and artist reception will be held on Friday, July Read More »

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Tiny Habitat, Huge Impact!

Jul 17, 2019

As you stroll along Crystal Cove this summer, take a moment to admire all the beauty that can be seen. Rustic historic cottages, gentle waves breaking on the sandy beaches, flocks of shorebirds, or pods of dolphins are sights that are commonly noticed. But, if you keep your eyes peeled, you may uncover wonders in Read More »

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Summer Camp at Crystal Cove

May 15, 2019

From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day, families flocked  to Crystal Cove to set up camp for the summer In the early days at the cove, after the highway was completed in the mid-1920s, people began to discover the beauty of Orange County’s coast. No longer the well-kept secret of Hollywood insiders and Irvine Ranch employees, the cove was now open Read More »

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Project Crystal

May 15, 2019

This year, fifth grade students from across Orange County are joining Crystal Cove Conservancy educators, UC Irvine scientists, and State Park land managers to investigate how to best protect and preserve threatened open spaces like Crystal Cove State Park through the Project CRYSTAL Community Science program. Project CRYSTAL – short for “Cultivating and Researching Youth Read More »

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