Crystal Cove State Park – SEPTEMBER 2018

 

Love birds, but need help with
identification?
Join
Crystal Cove State Park birders on a guided summer bird walk on both the inland and coastal areas of the park
on Saturday, September 1 at 8:00am.
Look for local
species and spring migrants on this lovely early morning meander.
Meet at the Berns
Amphitheatre

(PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow
signs towards the campground.)

$15 day use fee

 

Stop by Ranger Alex’s Beachside
Chat
table on Saturday, September 1 from
12-3pm
and learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at
Crystal Cove State Park. Find Alex and her bounty of nature props near the Historic District Education Commons by the Beachcomber Cafe. Park in
the Los Trancos lot (PCH
inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk through the
tunnel or take the shuttle.) Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15)

 

Join Crystal Cove
Conservancy for sea glass wrapping
on Wednesdays (9/5, 9/12, 9/19, &
9/26.)
 Learn the art of wire-wrapping sea glass from 10am- 4pm in the Education Commons in
Crystal Cove State Park Historic District. Turn a found item into a beautiful
piece of jewelry.
Park in the Los Trancos
lot
(PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then
walk across the street or take the shuttle.)
$15 day use fee

 

Help us learn more about how to protect our coastline at Field Science Saturday on September 8 from 9:30-11:30am. Become a
citizen scientist alongside Crystal Cove Conservancy and
collect data on coastal ecosystem monitoring projects in
the park.
Meet at the Historic District Education Commons by the Beachcomber
Cafe. Park
in the Los Trancos lot (PCH
inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk through the
tunnel or take the shuttle.)

Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15)

 

Stop by Ranger Alex’s Trailside
Chat
table on Saturday, September 8
from 9am-12pm
before starting a hike into the backcountry of Crystal Cove
State Park. Learn about some of the fun
critters living in the park and reasons to stay on the trail. Alex will be stationed at the Moro Canyon Trail Head near the Berns Amphitheater.

(PCH inland at stoplight School-State Park, follow
signs towards the campground.)

$15 day use fee

 

Enjoy a low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will
lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican
Point
on Sunday, September 9 at 3pm. A volunteer will help identify animals and
describe some awesome adaptations. Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #2, at the top of the
boardwalk near the parking lot

(PCH coastward at Newport Coast,
right at kiosk to first lot.) $15
day-use fee

 

Join
Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, September
15 from 9-12
as we celebrate California
Coastal Cleanup Day
. Meet at Pelican Point lot #4 or Reef Point. Volunteers needed to clean the 3.5 miles of
coastline of the park. Parking fee
waived for those entering the park between 8:30-11:30 and are planning to join
the volunteer event. For more
information see www.crystalcovestatepark.org

 

Summer is an exciting time to learn about our local nature. Join park naturalists on a family nature hike at Crystal Cove
State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park on Sunday, September 16 & Saturday,
September 29 at 9am.
Meet at the Berns
Amphitheater
(PCH inland
at stoplight School-State Park follow the signs to the Campground/Moro day
use.)
$15 day-use fee

 

Take a walk through the renovated 12-acre
Historic District
at Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, September 16 from
12:00-2pm
. Former life-long resident
Laura Davick will share stories about the colorful
past of the Cove including the history, its rescue, and the plans for restoring
the remaining 17 cottages. Park at Los Trancos parking lot then cross PCH at the signaled
intersection and walk across the marked pathways and meet at the bluff top deck
of the overnight rental check-in cottage. Day-use fee: $5/per hour (max. $15)

 

Join a park volunteer on an Ancient Volcanoes Hike in the backcountry of Crystal Cove State
Park & explore several of the parks volcanic features on Saturday, September 22 from 10am-12. Learn about the land/seascape setting 10-11
million years ago and then head out to observe some volcanic sites in the
park. Meet at
the Berns Amphitheater
(PCH inland at
stoplight School-State Park.) $15
day-use fee

 

Explore the huge variety of seaweeds on a guided Seaweeds & Sea Creatures of Crystal
Cove Beach Walk
on Sunday, September 23 at 12:00pm. There are countless species of marine algae;
green, red, and brown found on the beach.
Learn about the biology, ecology, and even human uses of seaweeds.
Meet at Pelican Point parking lot #2, at
the top of the boardwalk near the parking lot
(PCH coastward at Newport
Coast, right at kiosk to first lot.)

$15 day-use fee

 

Crystal Cove State Park is searching
for new tidepool volunteers. Please join us for a volunteer orientation Wednesday, September 26 at 6:30pm at
the Back Bay Science Center in Newport Beach.
Volunteers help the public identify organisms, remind them of the rules,
and provide information about this fragile environment. For more information please contact Winter.Bonnin@parks.ca.gov