In honor of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, we have a couple of stories for you to enjoy. This first one was written by Karen Scanlon about Celia A. Sweet. By Karen Scanlon How a young woman from Kansas became San Diego’s first and only federally licensed female bay pilot is a Sweet story. Celia Aileen Rogers migrated west in the late 1800s … Continue reading San Diego’s First Woman Bay Pilot
Every spring, San Diego’s Save Our Heritage Organisation (SOHO) accepts nominations for its annual People in Preservation Awards. This year’s recipient of the coveted Preservation Project of the Year 2020 was awarded to contractor Neil Gardis of ‘Ohana Industries, Ltd., and his team of three — Nick Bliler, Ryan Strack, and Kevin Goodman of San Diego — for the restoration of Point Loma Lighthouse. Read … Continue reading Lighthouse restoration earns SOHO’s prestigious award
Dear Cabrillo National Monument Volunteers, Happy anniversary! On this day, fifty years ago, Congress passed the Volunteers In Parks (VIP) Act, enabling parks all around the country to accept the services of individuals as “volunteers for or in aid of interpretive functions.” Since then, the program has flourished into a rich body of National Park Service mission seekers. All around the country and across borders, … Continue reading Happy 50th Anniversary, VIPs!
Last week, Park Ranger Tera Lynn Gray assembled and facilitated a virtual panel to present on the most recent VIP Speaker Series titled “#A11y – An Introduction to Accessibility.” So, what is #A11y? “A11y” is a numeronym for “accessibility,” where the number 11 refers to the eleven letters in between the first and last letter of the word.If accessibility is a topic you’d like to … Continue reading #A11y – An Introduction to Accessibility
VIP Romi worked some roving shifts in the tidepools during the extended hours. Here are a few of her rewards. Enjoy the views! Do you have any photos from working the extended hours at the park? Let us know. Continue reading Extended Hours Rewards