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News.bytes Extra, issue 478

Look Who’s Rockin!

While the Coachella Valley hosted 50,000 heavy metal rockers  for a seven hour long music festival last weekend, Bureau of Land Management interpretive staff   promoted  another type of ‘rocker’; those who live and feed on the off shore rocks and small islands of  California. Tracy Albrecht, interpretive specialist for the BLM’s Palm Springs South Coast Field Office "drummed up" an  exhibit to showcase California Coastal National Monument.  BLM volunteers Cliff Johnson, Brian and Ozzie Edwards "jammed" with their power tools as they installed the display.  (text continues below)

BLM volunteers Cliff Johnson, Brian and Ozzie Edwards work on the display
three men fasten posters to plywood panels

The site, Point Vicente Interpretive Center, located on a pronounced western point of the Palos Verdes Peninsula which makes it an ideal setting for viewing marine wildlife. City of Rancho Palos Verdes serves as gateway for the southern California section of California Coastal National Monument. The Interpretive Center now has two interpretive panels for visitors to learn about the natural, geological and visual resources of the National Monument.

three men work on a plywood frame

two women frame a coastal exhibit poster
The BLM's Tracy Albrecht (left) and Holly Starr, recreation services manager for Rancho Palos Verdes pose with the completed exhibit.

- Tracy Albrecht, Interpretive Specialist, Santa Rosa and San Jacinto Mountains National Monument, Bureau of Land Management California Desert District, 4/26/11

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Last updated: 04-28-2011