This small, modern Vega LED Beacon-44 was installed on March 3, the final hurrah of the lighthouse restoration. Its signal reaches approximately 14 miles to sea and offers a flash every 15 seconds. (Photo by Karen Scanlon.)

Lighthouse restoration earns SOHO’s prestigious award

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

A circular logo of the National Park Service’s Volunteers-In-Parks (VIP) 50th anniversary. In the middle, a yellow banner with the years 1970 and 2020 in white font are separated by the National Park Service Arrowhead symbol in front a blue circle. A thin, yellow boundary separates the blue circle and a thicker green rim that contains the words “Volunteer” and “50 years” on the top and bottom, respectively.

Happy 50th Anniversary, VIPs!

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!

#A11y – An Introduction to Accessibility

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

A small gray bird perched on top of a branch

Bird Watching – Cabrillo Style

VIP Bob spread his wings and captured these photos at the park the other day. Now for those of you who can’t identify all the birds you see (present company included), Bob has provided the species of the photos he took. I’m hoping I got them associated with the correct photo. Looks like these birds are trying to practice Social Distancing, but we don’t see … Continue reading Bird Watching – Cabrillo Style