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News.bytesNews.bytes Extra, issue 443

BLM booth a big hit at 2nd Annual San Diego Parks & Open Spaces Day

Posters, postcards, and pins were a big hit at the BLM booth that was part of the 2nd annual San Diego Parks and Open Spaces Day held at Cabrillo National Monument.  (text continues below)

Young visitor measuring replicated tidepool creatures using a “magna-lens”

Sponsored by the National Park Service at Cabrillo National Monument, located on the tip of San Diego’s Point Loma, the day-long event on Saturday, July 24, 2010 highlighted “parks, natural areas, open spaces and organizations that support the use of these spaces in the San Diego area.”  

The BLM used this opportunity to continue its year-long celebration of the 10th anniversary of both the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM) and the National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). 

BLM booth with young girl decorating a California Coastal National Monument bookmark

A smling woman and two smiling men stand near the BLM booth

At the BLM booth, CCNM Manager Rick Hanks, Palm Springs/South Coast Monuments Interpretative Specialist Tracy Albrecht, and BLM volunteer Lance Albrecht handed out California Coastal National Monument and National Landscape Conservation System posters, postcards, pins, pencils, bandanas, and brochures and discussed the CCNM, NLCS, and BLM with a large number of the more than 2,000 visitors to the park that day. 

In addition, the kids visiting the booth were given the opportunity to decorate their own laminated bookmarks using a variety of ocean and marine related rubber stamps, or to observe and measure replicated tidepool creatures by using “magna-lenses” with CCNM “Look Who’s Rockin’” lanyards that they then could keep.  

BLM-California News.bytes, issue 443

Last updated: 08-09-2010