San Diego Commemorates 250 Years A Broad Sweep of Our City’s History

By VIP Karen Scanlon Once a dusty hamlet and a boomtown gone bust, today San Diego is the eighth largest city in the nation. Put on your party hats—July 16 marks the 250thanniversary of “America’s Finest City” and the celebration is underway.     “The San Diego we know today began on July 16, 1769 with the dedication of Mission San Diego de Alcala by Spanish friars … Continue reading San Diego Commemorates 250 Years A Broad Sweep of Our City’s History

Cabrillo Field Notes – Three Summer Blooms

As we move into the summer months and the drought deciduous plants of spring begin to go dormant, the summer blooms arrive to add their splash of color to Cabrillo National Monument. Clustered Tarweed (Deinandra fasciculate), California Flattop Buckwheat (Eriogonum fasciculatum), and Tall Stephanomeria (Stepanomeria virgate ssp. Pleurocarpa) are currently in bloom at our park. With the yellow, pink and white, and lavender colors respectively, … Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – Three Summer Blooms

Cabrillo Field Notes – We Brake for Snakes!

Cabrillo National Monument is home to six different snake species – one of these species, the San Diego Gopher Snake (Pituophis catenifer annectens), is an oft-misidentified and harmless backyard reptile that keeps our ecosystems healthy. Read on to learn more about this slithering species, and why it’s important to break for snakes! Read the rest of the Field Note. Continue reading Cabrillo Field Notes – We Brake for Snakes!

Did You Know – TOURISM TO CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT CREATES $67.5 MILLION IN ECONOMIC BENEFITS FOR SAN DIEGO REGIONAL ECONOMY

SAN DIEGO, CA – A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 842,000 visitors to Cabrillo National Monument in 2018 spent $49.7 million in communities near the park. That spending supported 654 jobs in the local area and had a cumulative benefit to the San Diego economy of $67.5 million. “Cabrillo National Monument welcomes visitors from across the country and around the world,” said … Continue reading Did You Know – TOURISM TO CABRILLO NATIONAL MONUMENT CREATES $67.5 MILLION IN ECONOMIC BENEFITS FOR SAN DIEGO REGIONAL ECONOMY