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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Crystal Cove Bids Farewell to Alix Dunn, President & CEO

Apr 12, 2019

On May 15, Crystal Cove Conservancy will bid a sad farewell to our stalwart and inspirational leader, Alix Dunn, as she steps down from her role as President and Chief Executive Officer.  Dunn, who has served in this role for almost three years, will remain with The Conservancy in an advisory capacity.  She will be […]

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Earth Day 2019

Apr 12, 2019

Do you love Crystal Cove State Park as much as we do? If so, we invite you to come down to the Cove this Saturday on April 20th for our annual Earth Day at Crystal Cove, where California State Parks and a team of volunteers will join efforts to complete much needed maintenance in the […]

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SPRING SNAKE SAFETY

Apr 12, 2019

Warm and sunny weather has finally made its way to Crystal Cove State Park, and it’s the perfect time to hit the trails. Our reptilian residents have also been getting out to soak up the sunshine, and prime snake spotting season is just beginning. While the thought of running into a snake on trail can […]

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Dazed Frankie Avalon spotted wandering near Historic District

Mar 29, 2019

Last Wednesday, some lucky Crystal “Cool” visitors made an interesting discovery near the tidepools of Crystal “Cool” State Park.  Hidden amongst treasures like sea stars and sea anemones, beachgoers noticed a shadowy image reflecting in the waters. Suddenly, they heard the faint melody of “Beauty School Drop-Out” and from the murky, rocky water arose a […]

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Rare cephalopod washes ashore on Crystal “Cool” Beach

Mar 29, 2019

It’s not uncommon for local marine wildlife to wash ashore on Crystal “Cool’s” beaches sick and in need of rescue this time of year. Most of the distressed ocean critters who land on our shores are seals or sea lions, but this past Saturday, a much larger marine animal was found on the beach in […]

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