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Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk – Successful Pollination

Join us for the next Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk on Monday September 20 at 6:30pm. Dr. Sula Vanderplank – botanist and conservationist, will be speaking on “Successful Pollination – Factors that Influence the Plants and Pollinators of Coastal Southern and Baja California”. Register We all know that many plants need pollinators to propagate, but what happens when plants and their pollinators are out-of-sync? For example, it’s … Continue reading Naturally Speaking Virtual Talk – Successful Pollination

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Snow White and the Lighthouse

TPERP Katrina shares this unique experience from one of her recent roving shifts on the Coastal Trail. As a VIP, I always keep in mind that every visitor has a story…and sometimes those stories are revealed to us. During my TPERP shift I crossed paths with a wonderful family down at the Coastal Trail/Tidepool area: a father, mother, and their four children. The father told … Continue reading Snow White and the Lighthouse

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California King Tides Project – 2021

King Tides are coming December 4-5 and January 2-3! The California King Tides Project is raising awareness about sea level rise and help communities plan for the future. You can help by taking and sharing photos of the highest high tides of the year. Find out what time the King Tides will be near you. Learn how to participate by uploading your photos via a web browser or app. Check … Continue reading California King Tides Project – 2021

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Did You Know – History of CNM’s Bunker

Did you wonder how the bunker at Cabrillo came to be? Well with the help from Ken Glaze, a new document has been added to the ebinder about the history of the bunker at CNM. Ever wonder about Cabrillo National Monument’s bunker? The one located between the main parking lot and the lighthouse? What is commonly called the “bunker” at CNM is more accurately named … Continue reading Did You Know – History of CNM’s Bunker

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🎂Happy 90th Birthday🎈, Patricia Dudley Goulart, CNM VIP and Lighthouse Brat🎁

By Karen Scanlon Few people living today claim the distinction of being a ‘lighthouse brat’. These are the children of lighthouse keepers. But one such East County resident, and CNM volunteer, Patricia Dudley Goulart, makes this very assertion. Patricia grew up at the lower Point Loma Light Station. Her father, James Eliot Dudley, was assistant keeper at the time of her birth 90 years ago … Continue reading 🎂Happy 90th Birthday🎈, Patricia Dudley Goulart, CNM VIP and Lighthouse Brat🎁

Meet Ted Washington, Poet, Musician, Artist and More

Ted Washington is a Cabrillo National Monument Foundation employee who you may have seen working in the bookstore in the Visitor Center. Ted has many talents and was recently featured in the San Diego Union. Ted Washington does his best to stay in the background. He actually prides himself on it. “I’ve never really been into the ‘self’ too much,” Washington says over coffee in … Continue reading Meet Ted Washington, Poet, Musician, Artist and More