this ecosystem is highly fragile
no littering no smoking no loud music
Barbara Zaragoza's Speaker Series talk Fronterizos is just two days away! Her similar presentation at the Chula Vista Library was standing room only. You don't want to miss this chance to hear about her two years of research on the Spanish-Speaking settlers in South Bay and purchase her book. See you Saturday at 10am.
Nothing is more exciting to a young budding scientist than discovering the creatures that live in an estuary.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Estuarine Research Reserves are where people of all ages discover, explore & learn.
Show some love for these infinitely fascinating places. #Iheartestuaries
Show your love for estuaries - #iheartestuaries
Love is in the air! We’re spreading our love to all 29 National Estuarine Research Reserves around the U.S. Help spread the love and show your pride by visiting one this week, here’s a handy, dandy map! #IHeartEstauries
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Please pardon our mess. The Accessibilties Unit of California State Parks has started to work on our trail system so that it can be accessible to people with mobility impairments. Sorry for the inconvenience when parts of trails are closed. The project is planned to go through April. #AllVisitorsWelcome #ParksforEveryone.
Did you know that the history of the Spanish-speaking people in Imperial Beach begins with an expulsion? The Bourbon King Carlo III demanded that the Jesuits be kicked out of his realm. Captain Gaspar de Portola took on the task of kicking the Jesuits out of Baja California, and thereafter, he led expeditions into Alta California, including through Goat Canyon. Many frontiersmen of mixed ethnicities came with him and their descendants still live in the South Bay today.
Join us for a talk about Imperial Beach history from the perspective of the Spanish-residents in the region.
So happy to hear that a main partner of our sister Mission Aransas Reserve, ARK Animal Rehab Facility, is moving back into their place and helping stunned sea turtles from their unusual cold snap. Reserve staff helped them clean up during our Annual Meeting in November.
The ARK is back! Today we’ve been bringing in cold stunned sea turtles thanks to the great team effort by the Padre Island NS Division of Sea Turtle Science & R...ecovery, SeaWorld, Texas State Aquarium, Texas Sealife Center, and the hundreds of volunteers braving the cold weather! While we are taking in sea turtles now to help out with cold stunning, we will officially move all the animals and staff back to the ARK this Friday. Huge thanks to the Texas Sealife Center for their help over these past four months. If you’d like to start volunteering with us again at the ARK or if you’d like to come help for your first time, give us a call or message us. Thanks for everyone’s support in getting the ARK back up and running! #blessed
Hope you can join us on Tuesday at 9:30am for our first tour of 2018, the King Tide Hike. It should be nice weather, high 60s to low 70s. Click below to RSVP. https://www.facebook.com/events/878456222303485/
Have a happy and safe new year!
2017 was a great year! Beach cleanups, whale watching, tidepool walks, king tides, epic sunsets and so much more. Thank you to everyone who made this year a one to remember and all the visitors that come out to enjoy our parks!
Have you seen the lovely new repairs to the deck at 5th and Grove? This is all thanks to the State Parks Accessibilties Unit.
Why don't you come visit us this holiday weekend and check it out? The Visitor Center will be open Saturday and Sunday too.