U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 396
Visitors to the 4th Coastal Discovery Fair learn about the California Coastal National Monument
For the fourth year in a row, BLM’s California Coastal National Monument had a booth at the Coastal Discovery Fair, held on a sunny Saturday last month at Randolph Hearst Memorial State Beach in San Simeon. More than a dozen agencies and organizations participated in this day-long event, and each had an activity for kids. (text continues below)
At the BLM booth, more than 100 kids colored, cut and assembled pelican headbands while their parents, or grandparents, discussed the California Coastal National Monument with Monument Manager Rick Hanks and Palm Springs/South Coast Monuments Interpretative Specialist Tracy Albrecht.
The fair is the annual celebration for the Coastal Discovery Center that is managed by the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in cooperation with California State Parks, both of whom are California Coastal National Monument partners. The Coastal Discovery Center serves as the Monument’s visitor contact station for its Piedras Blancas-San Simeon Gateway initiative.
- R. Hanks, BLM-California, California Coastal National Monument Manager, 8/09
|Last updated: 08-19-2009|