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Contact: Eileen Martinez, 619-557-5450, ext. 4572
On Saturday, November 14th, Cabrillo National Monument will host a grand opening celebration of its visitor contact station at the entrance to the tidepools. The event will begin at 2:30 p.m. and is open to the public.
Since the mid 1970’s when stewardship of the tidepools was transferred to the National Park Service, the tidepools have been relatively isolated from the remainder of the park. In 1990, a Tidepool Preservation, Restoration and Education Program (TPERP) was initiated, which placed volunteers in the tidepools during low tides. Due to the success of the TPERP, in 2013 the park undertook the task of creating a visitor contact station. This now includes an education table with bio-models, shell samples, tide charts and grey whale artifacts as well as a facility for maintaining TPERP equipment and supplies, including first aid.
Park Superintendent Thomas Workman will deliver an address to recognize the organizations and community sponsors who made this project a success. Cake and ice cream will be served following the address.
This event is made possible by Cabrillo National Monument Conservancy.
Cabrillo National Monument, located on Point Loma at the south end of Catalina Boulevard, is open daily from 9:00 AM until 5:00 PM. For additional information call 619-557-5450 or TTY 619-222-8211, or visit our web site at https://www.nps.gov/cabr/.