Save Crystal Cove:
-A State Park for all Californians and future generations-
-Not a high-priced resort-
Have fun and discover how to keep it a park!
Sunday, September 12, 1999
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
at the cottages in Crystal Cove State Park (the Historic District)
Schedule of events:
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Two walking tours will be held concurrently:
1. Crystal Cove: An Endangered Habitat
with Winter Bonnin, Interpretive Specialist at Crystal Cove State Park
Leaves from Pelican Point parking lot #2 along the terrace.
Ends at the historic beach cottages.
Bonnin will lead walkers through coastal sage scrub, home of the endangered
California gray gnatcatcher, to a viewing platform where dolphin, sea lions,
and whales in season are seen offshore. A sharp descent to the tidepools
and a moderate walk along the beach to the Historic District allows ample
time for optimism about the restoration of several once-endangered species.
2. The Geological History of the Crystal Cove Coast
with Ivan Colburn , Professor Emeritus of California State University at
Meets at the last cottage at the south end of the cove (Bette Midler's
Hear Dr. Colburn read the story of mother earth from the cliffs, unique
rock formations on the beach, and the 15 million year old Monterey Formation
under foot at Crystal Cove. The spectacular sights are outdone only
by his descritpion of the processes that produced them
2: 30 p.m. Speaker's Forum at the D. J.'s platform.
Learn about how you can help prevent the conversion of your public parkland
into an expensive private resort.
1. Environmental Exhibits:
Ancient Peoples of Crystal Cove
A joint project of California Cultural Resource Preservation Alliance (CCRPA)
and the Orange County Natural History Assoc.
An archaeologist and a member of the Juaneno people will accompany this
exhibit and its artifacts to explain and answer questions.
Crystal Cove: A National Treasure
Fine art photographer Karen Luchesi will exhibit her choicest photos of
the Crystal Cove area.
Also, see a collection of color photos of cottages considered "essential"
to the Historic District according to the current General Plan for Crystal
Cove State Park.
Newport Coast Drainage: The Most Serious Threat to Crystal Cove's
Sponsored by the Orange County Coastkeeper.
An aerial view of Newport Coast will illustrate the hazards of inland urban
runoff on normally dry creekbeds like Los Trancos. This creek drains
the Newport Coast watershed, carrying its runoff over, through, and perhaps
under, State Park lands. It flows into the Park's Historic District
and empties midway along the 3.25 mile stretch of public beach at Crystal
2. Plein air artists will be painting.
3. Music and refreshments.
Cold drinks provided by Coke
Ice Cream by Ben and Jerry's
T-shirts designed by Bill Atkins, local artist
Stationary designed by Stephanie Cunningham, local artist
Crystal Cove StatePark is located midway between Corona Del Mar and Laguna
Beach off of Pacific Coast Highway. Parking at the State Park is
available for the State fee of $6 per vehicle at the Pelican Point, Los
Trancos, and Reef Point parking lots which are identified by signs on Pacific
Coast Highway. There is a walk from the parking lots to the beach.
The Los Trancos lot is closest to the Historic District.
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