Crystal Cove State Park –
APRIL 2018

 

Spring 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, April 1 & Sunday, April 15 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

 

Join Crystal Cove Conservancy on Sunday,
April 1 from 10am-4pm
for their Spring
Art Show
in the Historic District Education Commons
at Crystal Cove State Park. Enjoy the
Cove and peruse the beautiful juried art work by 50 local artists. 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

 

Enjoy a free sea glass jewelry
making activity
each Wednesday (4/4,
4/11, 4/18, & 4/25)
from

10-4 in the Education Commons in the Historic
District
at Crystal Cove State Park (Park in the Los Trancos
lot – PCH inland at stoplight Los Trancos then walk
across the street or take the shuttle.)
Learn how to turn sea glass into a one of a kind
creation
. $15 day use fee

 

Love birds, but need help with
identification?
Join
Crystal Cove State Park birders on a guided spring bird walk on both the
inland and coastal areas of the park on Saturday,
April 7 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

 

Enjoy a 0.7 low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will
lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican
Point
on Sunday, April 8 at 10:30am
and help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptations. B
e prepared to walk on uneven, rocky,
rough terrain
. 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

 

Learn about our Mediterranean climate and coastal sage scrub
community on a moderate 4-mile Habitat
& Heart Rate Hike
led by a park naturalist on Saturday, April 14 at 9am. Get your heart rate up then stop to
catch your breath and talk about the native plants and animals that are
uniquely adapted to live together in our park. Wear hiking boots or trail
shoes, sun protection, and bring water
. 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.

 

Help
us learn more about Moro Canyon’s Ecosystem at Field Science Saturday on April
14 from 9:30-11:30am
. Become a citizen scientist alongside Crystal Cove
Conservancy and
collect data on
ecological research and monitoring projects in the park.
Meet at the Berns Environmental Study
Loop Amphitheater
(PCH
inland at stoplight School-State Park follow the signs to the Campground/Moro
day use.)
  $15 day-use fee

 

Stop by Ranger Alex’s Beachside
Chat
table on Saturdays, April 14
& April 28 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)

 

Enjoy a 0.2 low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will
lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican Point
on Saturday, April 14 at 2pm and
help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptations. B
e prepared to walk on uneven, rocky,
rough terrain
. 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

 

Take a walk through the renovated 12-acre
Historic District
at Crystal Cove State Park on Sunday, April 15 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)

 

Help celebrate Earth Day at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, April 21 from 9am-12pm. Projects include: planting, weeding,
mulching, and watering in the Historic District, painting curbs and gates,

waxing lifeguard towers, installing symbolic fencing, removing old
signage, and cleaning the 3.5 miles of beach.
Earth Day
is always a great opportunity for park lovers to get their hands dirty and see
the immediate fruits of their labor
. Meet at the Los Trancos parking lot
near the trailer,

(PCH inland at the stoplight Los Trancos.) To register see www.calparks.org/help/earth-day

For more information contact Winter.Bonnin@parks.ca.gov

 

Get an early start to the day and enjoy a super low
0.2
low tide at Crystal Cove State Park where a volunteer will
lead a guided tidepool walk to Pelican
Point
on Sunday, April 22 at 8:30am
and help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptations. B
e prepared to walk on uneven, rocky,
rough terrain
. 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 hosting a geology tour along the coastal section of the park on Saturday, April 28 from 10am-12:30. Visit several diverse and geologically
outstanding sites which all display a story from a different geologic
time. Meet at
Los Trancos lot at the trailer
(PCH turn inland at stoplight “Los Trancos”).

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