Summer is providing some nice blues in the ocean to distract one from work. I hope you are enjoying yourselves and exploring the County and beyond. I like to live vicariously through you so thanks for sharing your summer travels with me. Super jealous. We have an interesting couple of months staffing-wise and could use some help in the Visitor Center or with roving or presentations. Please reach out if you can assist or would like to get up to speed in those areas.
Volunteer Navigation Committee July 12th 10:00am
Hear ye, Hear ye, all are invited to sit in and see what the VNC is up to. Also you are welcome to become more involved with the committee at any capacity. Its aim is to assist in the functionality of the volunteer program and support its ongoing excellence. The Park is gearing up to set its 2016 goals and I look to the VNC to be a stronger supporter in making our vision a reality. All skills and contributions are welcome.
Retrofitting our Old Bones
Update from latest construction meeting regarding the View Building.
View Building completion is on schedule for July 18th.
The patios around the View Building will remain open during the View Building closure.
Call 2 Action
Officer Heller and VIP Sean are gearing up for a tidepool trash cleanup and peace of mind event set for July 15 at 5:30 am. Yes, you saw the time correctly. Enjoy the tidepools at O-dark-thirty without the hustle and bustle of the visitors, breathe easy, walk like a crane, and pick up some trash. Being in the tidepools this early is a great way to start your morning (as well as the coffee and doughnuts). If you would like to help out with this event please email Officer Heller with “ToNar Bra” in the subject line. (Officer Heller’s email address is in the email announcing this post.)
Move to Improve Challenge (2014): Elevate Your View, Healthy and Sustainable Parks Day, August 9th
This is gearing up to be a festive day and the staff is excited to add this new special event for Cabrillo. Please spread the word. We need help with morning contact with the booth presenters and staffing our Cabrillo table. If you would like to help out please send me an email with “hill repeats” in the subject line.
If you know anyone in your circles that would like to present for our lecture series and covers a Cabrillo theme please make the connection and have them contact me. We hope to have a lecture once a month so please spread the word.
August 7th, 6:30pm, Cabrillo Geo
Engineering geologist Michael Hart takes us on a virtual geologic tour of the peninsula. We are set up for a birds-eye geological overview of the formations that make up the sand we stand on. Also, learn about land uplift rates and how faults and landslides affect buildings/complexes. If you would like to attend please RSVP with “horst block” in the subject line.
What’s in a Name?
I plan to make a name tag order in August. If you are going to be around this coming fall and beyond please email me the name that you would like to see on your nameplate. Please send emails with “Zina Langa” in the subject line by the end of this month.
Rails to Trails
Do you remember your days of riding the rails? When things were E.P.I.C. in California and Guthrie was thinking about the Garden of Eden? Well, Cabrillo is taking the lead to head up the Pacific Surfliner Rails to Trails program. This means we jump on trains and interpret southern California history. Sound interesting? We are looking for a couple of volunteers that might want to help with this program. We need a longer term commitment from you and participation in a variety of training is required. If you can commit to this and are interested please send me an email with “Don’t throw Mama” in the subject line.
Our Friends, Supporters, and Partners
Cabrillo National Monument Conservancy
Cabrillo National Monument Foundation
Maritime Museum of San Diego
The San Diego Natural History Museum
The San Diego Natural History Museum is currently offering discounted vouchers for blue whale watching cruises on weekends between now and August 31. Learn more at http://www.sdnat.org/bluewhalewatching.
Coming to theNAT on January 17, 2015 is a new permanent exhibit titled Coast to Cactus in Southern California. Go check it out when it opens; you can pick up some good continuing education credits on this one.
Swing in a hammock,