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Get Out Into the Wilderness

Get Out Into the Wilderness

Ages 15 and up can explore the beauty and diversity of Little Sycamore and Laurel Canyons on a strenuous 8.2-mile hike over rocky and uneven terrain from 8-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Aug. 23 at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Nix Nature Center, Laguna Canyon Road at SR-133. Bring water, a hat, and a hearty […]

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North Laguna Trail Re-Opened

North Laguna Trail Re-Opened

The Emerald Canyon Trail, was one of the most popular hiking and biking trails in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, reopened, park officials announced last week. The train was closed in 2010 during a record rainstorm that washed out two large gullies in the middle of the trail and flooded Laguna Canyon and downtown Laguna Beach. […]

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Plan a Park Hike

Plan a Park Hike

April 11 and 18 Wild Tales, story telling.10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Learn about the natural history of the Newport Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks. Upper Newport Bay, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, $5 per student, free parking, 949 923-2290 Ages 2 to 8 years. Space is limited and pre-registration required at 949 […]

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Opposition to Large-Scale Canyon Development

Opposition to Large-Scale Canyon Development

Editor, (This was also addressed to the City Council) It is with great regret that Laguna Canyon Foundation asks you to reconsider the Planning Commission’s 3-2 vote approving the Longi artists live-work development in Laguna Canyon. As a longtime part of Laguna, we strongly support local artists, and all that the arts have done for […]

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Surely a Compromise Exists

Surely a Compromise Exists

I am writing to you regarding the proposed Longi live/work project in Laguna Canyon.  I am appealing to you today as a Laguna Beach real estate professional, a board member of the Laguna Canyon Foundation and as a passionate admirer of all things beautiful about Laguna Beach. I have been following the progression of the […]

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Making an Entrance With Nature

Making an Entrance With Nature

With the removal of invasive exotic plants and their replacement with native plants and oak trees, the first phase of a five-year habitat restoration project at Laguna Canyon’s Big Bend is completed, the Laguna Canyon Foundation announced Tuesday. The project, partially funded by a grant from the Orange County Transportation Authority, will restore a weedy […]

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Eye on Nature:  Coyote Caution

Eye on Nature: Coyote Caution

By Ellen Girardeau Kempler   In neighborhoods bordering Laguna’s wilderness, there’s a natural echo you often hear when fire engines answer a nighttime call.  The primal, high-pitched yips, yaps, yelps and howls of coyote packs riled by such urban sounds as sirens, alarms and domestic dogs send shudders down the spines of pet owners all […]

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Butterflies to Flutter Under the Sycamores

Butterflies to Flutter Under the Sycamores

OC Parks and the Laguna Canyon Foundation invite all to join them on Saturday, Sept. 1 from 12 – 4 p.m. for the next installment of the educational series “Under the Sycamores” at Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park.  Butterfly experts will be on hand to introduce and educate participants about monarch butterflies at the […]

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Guest Column

Guest Column

Got Lyme?   “Got Lyme?” reads the staff shirts at a popular Martha’s Vineyard Mexican restaurant, a reference to not only the island’s best margaritas but also to the proliferation of Lyme Disease-infested ticks which reside in the beautiful woods there.  As an annual summer visitor, the shirts always bothered me.  Now they bother me […]

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Newsmakers

Newsmakers

Mary Fegraus Honored with Legacy Award   Laguna Beach Seniors have announced that Mary Fegraus will receive their 2012 Legacy Award in recognition of her decades of advocacy for the environment and local philanthropy. Fegraus is a founding member of the Laguna Canyon Foundation and the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, as well as a trustee […]

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Weekend at the Nix

Weekend at the Nix

Visitors to the Nix Nature Center in Laguna Canyon recently witnessed some of Orange County’s amazing aviators – live raptors from the Orange County Bird of Prey Center, based in Lake Forest. As part of the Laguna Canyon Foundation and OC Park’s Weekend at the Nix Program, children and adults were able to see these majestic birds up close and personal.

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Birders Take Flight on Park Walk

Birders Take Flight on Park Walk

A birding hike on Sunday, Sept. 25, from 8-11 a.m. will offer participants the opportunity to spot local native birds and migratory summer residents with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists. The two-mile hike covers uneven terrain in the James Dilley Preserve. Also on Sunday at the same time, learn how Native Americans of the area […]

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Canyon Foundation Receives Grants

Canyon Foundation Receives Grants

With support from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation and REI, native habitat and trails within the Laguna Greenbelt will be getting some much-needed help. The Laguna Canyon Foundation recently received grants totaling $35,000 to support their land stewardship program. “The funds will strengthen our habitat restoration and stewardship efforts as we continue to enhance and improve […]

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Hospital Outbids Land Conservationists

Hospital Outbids Land Conservationists

Nearly eight acres of undeveloped land that could connect canyon trails and provide hikers access to South Laguna beaches is being sold to neighboring Mission Hospital just two weeks after Laguna’s City Council approved a competing bid. The deal angered some local open-space conservationists, who anticipate hospital officials want the chaparral-covered blufftop as a trading […]

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Once Historic Cottages Scrapped for Scrap Lumber

Once Historic Cottages Scrapped for Scrap Lumber

Laguna Beach’s City Council sent the three Third Street cottages being stored in an open field in Laguna Canyon to the wrecking crew Tuesday night, denying local landowner Scott Tenney’s offer of financial support to move at least one to open space in Bluebird Canyon for use as a community/environmental center. Tenney said he already […]