In the Spotlight
The state of California is known for many things, among them is the incredible coastline. President Bill Clinton designated over 20,000 rocks, islands, pinnacles, and exposed reefs as the California Coastal National Monument. These rocks extend 12 miles out into the Pacific Ocean and are enjoyed by thousands of people each year while they drive the Pacific Coast Highway. But the coast is much more than just the rocks.
Fort Ord National Monument contains coastal biological communities that are an integral part of the overall coastal ecosystem. Visitors to the area should take some additional time to explore and admire these two National Monuments, and explore the wonderful exhibits of the California Coastal National Monument Gateway for the Monterey Peninsula, the Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History. 2015 is a great year to get out and Discover the Coast!