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Three Years Later: An Inside Look at Our Oyster Restoration

June 15th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Three Years Later: An Inside Look at Our Oyster Restoration”

As part of our living shorelines reconstruction job we have been monitoring regenerated native eelgrass and rehabilitated oyster habitat since 2016. Below, is a sneak peek at what we do and how it works.

Oysters are filter self-feeders, making they obtain tiny corpuscles of organic material from the ocean in order to better feed. In doing so, they remove excess nutrients from urban areas and agricultural runoff. This helps prevent harmful algal blushes and spurs natural action like the nitrogen cycle to occur.

The Olympia oyster is native to the west coast of North America and are known to settle on other oyster eggshells on mudflats. This accumulation of oyster shells along coastlines and creeks jobs as a natural hindrance to reduce the potential for coastal erosion. This is especially vital in our own Newport Bay because of the consistent ship traffic and seaside residences that reside upon the faces ignoring the inlet. This environment also attracts other critters and filter feeders like mussels, which further provide benefits to the bay.

Once a year, our unit of researchers and indulgent voluntaries wake up in the middle of the nighttime for four dates straight-from-the-shoulder to shoot the early morning tide out and find how the regenerated oyster plots are performing.

Here’s how these examines are done 😛 TAGEND

We haphazardly sample areas within the oyster bunks, applying a PVC quadrat( white-hot square depicted) to define our sampling neighbourhood. This strung quadrat allows us to record our determines quantitatively by each point so we can get an idea of what’s happening at each site. We too use a small chain to measure the rugosity, or intricacy of the surfaces of the berthed. Generally, higher rugosity represents more oyster shells. With a smaller quadrat we then unearth( or obtain) all the hard shell within this space. We make this collected samples back to the lab to count and examine the oysters and other characters that have drawn the mudflat their home.

The openings created by these quarries are filled with replacement oyster husks to create keep the space for the native oysters to settle on.

Finally, we weigh the total area of the bottoms to see if they are expanding or migrating.

Through this work and the assistance of our supporters, we can provide a healthier and more sustainable coastline. Let’s return these habitat-forming species with their crucial environmental capacities to Upper Newport Bay! Visit our restoration page to learn more.

About the Author:

Mason Emery is currently a Masters student in Coastkeeper’s partner Danielle Zacherl’s Marine Ecology Lab at California State University Fullerton.

His research focuses on eelgrass restoration and their relationship with oyster environment. He aims to help preserve and protect the inlet by regenerate both of these habitat make species for the potential benefits of all who enjoy its countless fascinations. For more information, contact Mason at memery @csu. fullerton.edu and stay zacherllab.com.

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Conserving Water at Home

May 25th, 2020 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Conserving Water at Home”

As we now spend the majority of our time in our residences, we’re using water in new ways. Certainly, we’re washing our hands more, but likewise, we’re cooking, cleansing and doing other activities that are increasing water use. Now is a time more than ever to keep in mind tips and ploys to keep sea.

Here are simple things to keep in mind as you use water at home:

Turn off the sound when you soap your hands Reduce your shower term While waiting for hot water to come down to the hoses, catch the cool shower sea in a pail and repurpose it Water your plot and bushes with a watering can rather than a hose Turn off the tap when grazing your teeth Always abuse full loadings in your launder machine and dishwasher Bath vegetables and return in a submerge or container filled with water instead of under feeing irrigate

There’s a ton of ways you can reduce water consumption at home. Everyone goes their own wave so ask yourself 😛 TAGEND

What can you change about your daily attires to make sure you use less spray?

We want to know how you’re saving water. Share with us through Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Casa Romantica’s workshops will make holiday wreath-making easy

November 4th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Casa Romantica’s workshops will make holiday wreath-making easy”

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens is getting ready for the holidays with its annual Holiday Succulent Wreaths workshops. Because of the vogue of the affair, this is gonna be two castes: Wednesdays, Nov. 6 and Nov. 13.

Gather with friends for a amusing holiday crafting incident creating a living wreath utilizing succulents like those grown in the Casa gardens. These handmade wreaths are excellent for the holidays and can last all time long. Cost is $45 general admittance, $40 members and includes all cloths. Register at casaromantica.org.

IF YOU GO

When: 7 p. m. Nov. 6 and Nov. 13

Where: Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens( Main Salon ), 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente

Information: 949 -4 98 -2 139

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Relay for Life South Orange County set for Saturday in Mission Viejo

June 5th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Relay for Life South Orange County set for Saturday in Mission Viejo”

Hundreds of community members will gather at Oso Viejo Park in Mission Viejo on Saturday, June 8, to help fund groundbreaking cancer research and patient care programs. Relay for Life South Orange County is a fun-filled overnight affair that celebrates survivors and grows fund through the American Cancer Society.

Opening Ceremony will begin at 9 a. m. and will include guest speakers and special survivor and caregiver acceptance. Immediately following is the Survivor/ Caregiver Walk. As part of the celebration known as the “survivors’ lap, ” organizers will create a newspaper chain representing the number of years of cancer survivorship and caregiving.

The Luminaria Ceremony will start at 9 p. m. Saturday. Closing Ceremony is set for 9 a. m. Sunday.

To register as survivor or caregiver, tour socrfl.org or bellow Mary Grant with the American Cancer Society at 949 -5 67 -0 602.

IF YOU GO

When: Saturday and Sunday, June 8 and 9

Where: Oso Viejo Park, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo

Information: socrfl.org

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Coastal gardens will be on display Saturday in San Clemente

May 17th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Coastal gardens will be on display Saturday in San Clemente”

The San Clemente Garden Club will host its annual garden safarus, from 10 a.m. to 4 p. m. Saturday, May 18. Visitors can experience beautiful coastal plots with a range of wordings, embeds and hardscapes.

Tickets are $40 the day of the safarus and include access to the private gardens, complimentary “tasty bites” prepared by local meat purveyors and live music. The plots may be visited in any order.

For ticket information call Bette Langford at 949 -4 98 -3 317 or email blang4 109 @aol. com. Additional information about the tour is posted on sanclementegardenclub.com.

IF YOU GO

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Where: San Clemente

Information: Call KK Ciruli at 949 -5 47 -8 484 or email kkciruli @aol. com.

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San Clemente’s Springtacular features egg hunts — on land and under water

April 22nd, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “San Clemente’s Springtacular features egg hunts — on land and under water”

Kids, bring your baskets and get ready to scramble for some eggs and hunt for the special gilded egg, on Saturday, April 20, at San Clemente’s Vista Hermosa Park.

From 9 a. m.-noon at Vista Hermosa Sports Park there will be bunny calls, instruct moves, a petting zoo and beings slide. Stop by the Summer Camp Palooza for info on summer camps and to pay free dive at Splashtacular, from noon-4 p.m. at the San Clemente Aquatics Center.

Field egg hunt schedule at Vista Hermosa: 10 a.m. 1& under; 10:30 a.m. 2-3 yrs& 4-6 yrs; 11 a.m. 7-9 yrs& 10 -1 2 yrs

Underwater hunt schedule at Aquatics Center: 12:30 p.m. 5& under; 12:50 p.m. 6-9 yrs; 1:10 p.m. 10+ yrs

IF YOU GO

When: 9 a. m.-4 p.m. Saturday

Where: Vista Hermosa Sports Park& San Clemente Aquatics Center, 987 Avenida Vista Hermosa, San Clemente

Information: san-clemente.org( click on “calendar”) or call Recreation, 949 -4 29 -8 797.

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You can get your green thumb on at GardenFest, Saturday in San Clemente

April 11th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “You can get your green thumb on at GardenFest, Saturday in San Clemente”

GardenFest returns to the San Clemente Community Center from 8 a. m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Patronized by the San Clemente Garden Club in partnership with The City of San Clemente Parks& Recreation, the occasion will feature a seed sale& garden-variety flea market, exhibits, rallies, neighbourhood artwork, a funky receptacle struggle, ruler gardener implement sharpening and kids gardening activities.

Proceeds will go toward cultivation awards, junior gardeners and communal beautification projects.

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IF YOU GO

When: 8 a. m.-2 p.m. Saturday

Where: San Clemente Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville, San Clemente

Information: sanclementegardenclub.com

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South Orange County Senior Day offers resources, tools for older adults

April 5th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “South Orange County Senior Day offers resources, tools for older adults”

The Norman P. Murray Senior Center along with state Sen. Pat Bates and Assemblyman Bill Brough will host south Orange County Senior Day, on Friday, April 5.

The event starts at 8 a. m. with registration and complimentary breakfast by Coffee Importers, followed by the program, breakout seminars, the financial resources gala and complimentary lunch from Panera Bread. Senior Scam Stopper will offer tools for seniors to protect themselves against defrauds and there will be free medical screenings by UCI School of Nursing.

Space is limited. Register at seniordayoc.com or by announcing 949 -5 98 -5 850 or 949 -3 47 -7 301.

IF YOU GO

When: 8 a. m.-noon Friday

Where: Norman P. Murray Senior Center, 24932 Veteran Way, Mission Viejo

Cost: Free

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Dig dinosaur bones? Noted paleontologist will speak at Casa lecture series Thursday

March 4th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Dig dinosaur bones? Noted paleontologist will speak at Casa lecture series Thursday”

Casa Romantica Cultural Center and Gardens will host paleontologist and writer Dr. Tom Demere to speak as one of the purposes of the institution’s Casa Up Close lecture series on Thursday, March 7.

Dr. Demere is the curator of Paleontology and head of PaleoServices at the San Diego Natural History Museum, where he has been on staff since 1994. His talk will center on his most exciting and noteworthy mine meets, including the breakthrough in 1992 of a 130,000 -year-old mastodon dinosaur skeleton in San Diego County, with bones that are believed to have been broken and sharpened with stones by early humans.

Cost is $12 general admittance, $10 Casa representatives. Tickets are available online at CasaRomantica.org/ Calendar, by phone at 949 -4 98 -2 139, or in person at the administrative departments during public hours.

IF “Theres going”

When: 7 p. m. Thursday( entrances open at 6:30 p.m .)

Where: Casa Romantica Culture Center and Gardens, 415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente

Info: casaromantica.org

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Festival of Whales opens Saturday for two weekends in Dana Point

February 28th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “Festival of Whales opens Saturday for two weekends in Dana Point”

Dana Point Harbor invites families to experience the 48 th Annual Dana Point Festival of Whales, March 2-3 and 9-10. Pilgrims can explore Dana Point Harbor during the gray whale’s annual wintertime migratory ritual and enjoy activities including whale watching, first-day ceremony and street fair, beach sculpting, live music, the Dinghy Dash, Art in the Park, Chowder Cook-Off, Ocean Awareness Day, educational programs, and more.

The Festival of Whales Parade kicks off the merriments at 10 a.m. Saturday. Attendees can consider the parade from the two sides of Pacific Coast Highway between Selva Road and Street of the Golden Lantern, where observers can experience the ceremony boasting giant helium balloons, community organizations and more.

For more information and to examine the full list of incidents inspect FestivalofWhales.com and DanaPointHarbor.com.

IF YOU GO

When: 8 a. m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday& March 9,10

Where: Dana Point Harbor, Dana Point

Info: FestivalofWhales.com or DanaPointHarbor.com

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