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November 2016

-- The Point Arena is on the Move!
-- The Elephant Seals are on their Way Back!
-- Pigeon Point Celebrates 144 Years



June 2016

-- Año Nuevo in the Summer
-- Our Next Project – HMB Campfire
-- A Walk in the Park and other Summertime Activities
-- Quiroste Valley Cultural Preserve
-- Signup Now for the 2016 Class of Año Nuevo volunteers.


April 2016

-- New Trails at Año Nuevo
-- Growth and New Look of the Half Moon Bay Park Store
-- Here come the Wildflowers and more – for just one day
-- Park Staff and CSPA Board Changes


January 2016

-- 25th Anniversary
-- A New Year's Report
-- Seal Adventure Secrets
-- Lights go On in Half Moon Bay


September 2015

-- Fog Signals at Pigeon Point
-- Telescopes for Año Nuevo
-- School by the Shore
-- What does the Future Hold?


July 2105

--Benefits to CSPA Donors
--Planned Improvements to Parks
--Meet Ranger Terry Kiser
--Hidden Treasures of Tidepools


March 2015

-- Photo Contest and Fundraising events
-- Coastal Wildflower Day and Nursery Renovation
-- Plover Update -- Winter Survey Counts
-- Who Ate The Mussels?


December 2014

-- a recap of 2014 and a look forward
-- Inner doors for Fog Signal Building at PPLS
-- Meet Ranger Carie Thompson-


Summer 2014

-- An All-Year Celebration
-- Año Nuevo SP Celebrates Steller Sea Lion Month each June
-- A Glimpse into the CSPA Board
-- Three Simple Ways you can help Coastside State Parks.



Spring 2014

-- Celebrating State Parks' 150th
-- Protecting endangered birds
-- Introducing Nelle Lyons
-- Wildflower event was a success


Winter 2014

-- A look at the year ahead with our Execute Director
-- Coastal Wildflower Day: An event planned for the entire family
-- Highlights of Seal Adventure 2014


Fall 2013

-- Letter from ED
-- Parks Director Speaks to CSPAMembers
-- A Sample from our Stores
-- Equal Access Boardwalk for All Vistors
-- Our Parks are for the Birds -- and Birders


Summer 2013

-- What's happening-- A Summer Review and Fall Forecast
-- Explore: San Gregorio and Pomponio Beaches
-- Junior Lifeguards Summer Program
-- Meet Docent Coordinator Julie Barrow

Picture Spring 2013

-- An Update and New Project from the Executive Director
-- Explore Our Parks: Pescadero Beach and Marsh
-- Native Plant Restoration along the coast
-- Learn what inspires the new Volunteer Coordinator

Whale Winter 2013

-- Our new Executive Director
-- Volunteers fill many roles
-- Whale watching tips
-- Facebook live for Coastside State Parks Association

Digger Fall 2012

-- Lighthouse Anniversary Celebration
-- Pescadero: The Sandbar Saga
-- Patrons and Partners visit Ohlone Valley
-- Members enjoy History and Harvest

Summer 2012

-- Continued progress on Pigeon Point Restoration
-- Matching Funds Offered for Light Station
-- Plover Success this spring
-- Any Spare Binoculars?

Spring 2012

-- Read the latest news on Pigeon Point Lighthouse Restoration
-- Read about an historic orchard and its new lease on life
-- Meet some of the newest volunteers on the coast with the Pigeon Point Lighthouse class of 2012
-- “Coastside Legends”: A book launch and signing at PPLH.
-- Learn about some of the Coastal Wildflowers that grace one of our unique park environments.
-- A Bonus:  A Healthful Recipe by request

Winter 2012 – Year End Recap

The CSPA membership program was a hit during the past year. The resulting positive financial position at the end of the calendar year gives us greater potential for helping the parks in 2012.

-- Seal Adventure Saturday
-- Plover Watch: A salute to volunteers
-- Impact of budget cuts on State Parks
-- CSPA Finances

Fall 2011

While the challenges continue for our State Parks there also continues to be progress along our coastline. 

-- Pigeon Point Lighthouse – Good News and Bad
-- Pescadero Marsh Bridge and the Big Sit
-- Thank you to CSPA members
-- Año Nuevo Docent Class of 2011
-- View from the Parks – Mike Merritt

Summer 2011

Our first newsletter highlights

-- Pigeon Point Lighthouse Restoration
-- Bean Hollow Trail improvements
-- Spot Light on your parks: Gray Whale Cove
-- View from the Parks – Paul Keel
-- Memories of Bean Hollow Trail