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Earth Day Aquarium visitors discover California Coastal National Monument

A young lady looks through a plastic magnifying glass
A young visitor checks out a display trhough magnifying lenses.

On April 17, 2010, hundreds discovered California Coastal National Monument in San Pedro. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium was the site for a well-celebrated Earth Day event, where people of all ages learned more about the offshore rocks and islands comprising the CCNM. The event started early with a coastal clean up at Point Fermin State Marine Park and Cabrillo beaches.  During the rest of the morning and the afternoon, families took part in workshops and activities, to learn more about coastal resources. 

Tracy Albrecht and Donna Chirello of the BLM introduced many visitors to the National Monument seen off the coast of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The 10th anniversary of National Landscape Conservation System was highlighted with the southern California premier showing of the NLCS poster, and a BLM poster and bandana giveaway.

A young girl looks up at her mom through magnifying lenses
A young visitor looks up at her mom through magnifying lenses, as the BLM's Tracy Albrecht looks on.

- Tracy Albrecht, interpretive specialist, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Bureau of Land Management California Desert District

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 428

Last updated: 04-21-2010