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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

We are at the end of the grunion season. As our last run in July was not promising, we have not scheduled any more programs for August. Grunion Run programs will return next season. Grunion Runs are one of the most popular programs here and spaces fill up fast. Make sure you have a space and inquire early! Please email NorthSector.Interp@parks.ca.gov for any information.

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers is back for the summer. Join us at the Bolsa Chica Campground on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10 am and on Fridays at 10 am at the Bolsa Chica Visitor Center. Junior Rangers are 45 minute long programs designed for visitors ages 7-12. Topics range from animal life to safety and survival. Every program you attend you receive a stamp which earns your way to cool prizes. No need to RSVP for the program, just show up on the day you would like to attend. 

Junior Garden Club

For the past few years, Bolsa Chica has been rehabilitating its native plant garden in front of the Visitor Center. If you like getting your hands dirty and learning a little about our local native plants, join our Junior Garden Club. Every other Wednesday at 10 am starting July 6, interested junior gardeners meet at the Visitor Center for a 45 minute gardening session. Activities range from invasive plant removal to native plant bingo.

Campfire Programs

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.