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Crystal Cove Earth Day Event

Published on April 13, 2010 under Trail Work

Earth Day at Crystal Cove State Park

Join Crystal Cove Interpretive Association and REI

Trail Work and Native Plant Planting

What: Restoration planting on the old Ticketron trail in Crystal Cove State Park. Continue work on the new Ticketron trail by brushing new growth.

When: April 17, 2010

Time: 9 am to 1 pm (we will begin hiking or riding to the site at 9:30 am)

Where: Meet at the cul-de-sac at the end of Ridge Park Road in Newport Beach (directions and map attached).

Earth Day in CCSP: In addition to this project, many other Earth Day activities are going on in Crystal Cove State Park. The main event stages at Los Trancos Parking area off of PCH. Directions from Highway 73 Toll Road: Exit Newport Coast Drive head west towards the ocean. Follow Newport Coast Drive until it ends at Pacific Coast Highway and turn left. The first light you come to is Los Trancos/Crystal Cove. Turn left onto Los Trancos and park in the Crystal Cove State Park parking lot.

Why: In October 2009, the new Ticketron trail was built to reestablishment a sustainable single track trail for hikers, mountain bikers and equestrians by grade reduction, lengthening, and restoration. This event will focus on planting 200 native plants in the old Ticketron trail grade to restore the habitat. We will also be continuing the work on the new Ticketron trail by trimming the trail.

Event: Snacks will be served to participants at noon. Recommend sturdy boots or running shoes, long shirts and pants, Hat, and Water. For planting, please bring small gardening tools such as a trowel. Bring a willingness to enjoy nature and get a little dirty planting, watering, and working on building a new trail in Crystal Cove State Park. Again, this month?s events will focus on restoring over ? acres of Coastal Sage Scrub environment. The Hike or ride bike to event is 1.2 miles. This is a great way to enjoy nature and earn community service hours. We look forward to seeing you.

Directions to Crystal Cove Interpretive Association and REI Trail Work and Native Plant Planting

  • San Diego Freeway exit at MacArthur Blvd ? proceed south about 3 miles, Left on San Joaquin Road ? up hill, Right on Newport Coast Dr., Next Left on Ridge Park Road ? up hill, Meeting place is at the end of Ridge Park Road at Cul-de-Sac

Sponsored by: Crystal Cove State Park, REI and Crystal Cove Interpretive Association