Coastal Clean Up Day
We will be participating in Coastal Clean Up Day again this year on Saturday, September 16th from 9 am until 12 pm! Join us as we become stewards of our ocean and help keep our beaches clean. Sign up online at the California Coastal Commission’s website: http://www.coastal.ca.gov/publiced/ccd/cleanup/#/map. This is a great way to earn student service hours or give back to your community. Every volunteer receives free entry to the beach on Saturday and a free Rubio’s coupon as a thank you for your hard work. Meet at the Lifeguard Headquarters building for check in. We will also be hosting the TRASH FREE OC JAMBOREE in front of the Huntington State Beach Lifeguard Headquarters building (in front of Tower 9) with Orange County Coastkeeper starting at 11 am until 2:30 pm. There will be games, educational booths, art, and prizes to enjoy after your hard day of volunteer work. There will be food trucks to satisfy any post clean-up hunger pangs. Join us for some good clean-up fun!
Grunion Runs are a time honored part of Southern California beach culture. Join Huntington and Bolsa Chica State Beach as we watch grunion “run”. Check out this flyer for a list of our Summer 2017 dates. Participants meet in the Lifeguard Headquarters/Visitor Center for a craft and short presentation before going out to meet the grunion with our staff. There will be a fire to roast s’mores over (and hopefully grunion!). Program begins at 11 pm. Space is limited and you must RVSP in order to attend the event. Email NorthSector.Interp@parks.ca.gov in order to reserve your spot or for more information. Join the Secret Club of Grunion Hunters!
Summer is over and so concludes our Junior Ranger programs. We will be back next June with more amazing programming. If you are looking for activities for your youngsters on a beach day or while camping, we still have self-guided Junior Rangers. Junior Rangers are designed for kids 7 to 12 but visitors of all ages can enjoy the activities! Come pick up a Junior Ranger booklet at our office in the Lifeguard Headquarters building to get started. Every page your ranger completes earns a stamp and every stamp earns their way to cool prizes like badges and patches to show off! Become a Junior Ranger!
Due to continued construction at our Bolsa Chica Campfire Center, we will be unable to hold any programs there. If all goes according to schedule, we will have a gorgeous and refurbished Center soon! We will be working with our new concessionaire, Sea Legs, to provide amazing programming there year round, instead of purely during the summer months. Thank you for your patience during this time and keep an eye out for more information about our programs.