Setareh Nouriboshehri Cabrillo National Monument and the National Park Service are responsible for the protection and preservation of their natural and cultural resources for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of future generations. Sounds familiar, we know. Here at this park, we care deeply about the future generation. We already offer wide range of robust education programs to teach about our park and its many resources … Continue reading Meet Our Interdisciplinary Apprentices!
If the original dream for Cabrillo National Monument (CNM) had come true, the Old Point Loma Lighthouse would no longer exist, and a 150-foot statue of Juan Rodriquez Cabrillo would stand in its place. The dream began with an organization called the Order of Panama. Dedicated to commemorating California’s Spanish heritage, the group wanted to memorialize Cabrillo as the discoverer of California and erect a … Continue reading Did You Know…The Story of Cabrillo’s Statue
Cronies of non-cronyism, All is well at Cabrillo. It’s summer and we are getting an increased flow of visitation. Thanks to all ya all who are out in the field and providing much-needed and appreciated visitor contacts. We are moving ahead. NPS Cabrillo had a good collaboration meeting with CNMC, CNMF, and VIP representatives last Sunday. During that meeting, the surprising July rains came and … Continue reading Video Killed the Radio Star
Hello Everyone- Now available on iTunes is the Cabrillo NM Wildflower app for iPhones & iPads. I encourage you to check it out and even download it….and best of all its FREE! Just search “Cabrillo Wildflowers”. The app is loaded with lots of great plant photos (with more to come in future updates) and information. While particularly relevant to Cabrillo and Point Loma, it’d be … Continue reading Cabrillo Wildflowers App
From the Cabrillo NPS website, here’s a little refresher on the Kumeyaay: As Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sailed north, he knew that the land he was to claim for Spain was already occupied by people called Indians. When he entered the harbor here, he saw several Kumeyaay Indians waiting on shore and was greeted by three of them. They had long hair, some in braids and … Continue reading The Fifth Nation
The Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo statue is a focal point of Cabrillo National Monument. Most visitors take the short path to the statue and gaze at the incredible view. The statue itself is quite incredible as well, not only for its sheer size and presence, but for the symbolism it contains. Following is an article written by Fred Andrews about some of the symbols on our … Continue reading But What Does the Statue Mean?