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For Immediate Release: 10/6/2015

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Edge of the Sea Event Lecture: Destruction and Restoration of the Asilomar Natural Dune Preserve


Lisa Bradford



Pacific Grove, Calif. — Learn about the destruction and restoration of the Asilomar Natural Dunes Preserve on Friday, Oct. 9, from 5:30-7:00 p.m. State Parks environmental scientist Wesley Gray will share is knowledge in a lecture about the dunes at the Pacific Grove Public Library.

This presentation will tell the story of the Asilomar Dunes complex from its prehistoric condition, to its development for human use, its evolution to a State Park, and the restored portions of the Asilomar State Beach. There will also be discussion on the specialized habitat of the dunes and how native plants have adapted to survive and play a vital part in the natural processes of dune building.

Current information on how State Parks is actively managing the dunes environment for preservation as well as enjoyment through responsible recreation will be shared. The library is located at 550 Central Avenue in Pacific Grove.

The lecture is part of a three-month event, Edge of the Sea, sponsored by Friends of the Pacific Grove Public Library, and includes a Rachel Carson inspired art exhibit, a lecture series, tours and interactive activities. Edge of the Sea celebrates author Rachel Carson, whose books remain a relevant voice for the awareness of the need for environmental protection in areas like California’s Central Coast. For additional information about Edge of the Sea visit the website:


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