Sea otters off California’s coast helping to keep marine forests in balance

Sea otters are helping to keep marine forests off California’s coast healthy and in balance by keeping the seaweed-loving urchins in check, a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows. Urchins bred rapidly after a disease wiped out their main predator, the sunflower sea star, and are overgrazing on nutrient-rich kelp forests that grow along California’s cold shallow coastal waters … Continue reading Sea otters off California’s coast helping to keep marine forests in balance

Big Sur’s Pfeiffer Falls Trail reopens to the public with scenic expansion bridge and sustainable dirt trail

Big Sur’s Pfeiffer Falls Trail, one of California’s most popular hiking trails, has opened to the public for the first time in 13 years. The three-quarter-mile Pfeiffer Falls Trail, which is a casual hike to a 60-foot waterfall in Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, officially reopened earlier this month following a $2 million reconstruction. California State Parks and conservation group, Save the Redwoods League have bolstered ecosystems for the … Continue reading Big Sur’s Pfeiffer Falls Trail reopens to the public with scenic expansion bridge and sustainable dirt trail

ECO-Warrior Foundation: Helping to preserve the oceans and beaches through education, activation, and motivation

Getting up close and personal with the oceans, surfers are exposed to a fraction of what’s at sea. That’s what inspired former professional surfer and environmental leader, James Pribram to set up the ECO-Warrior Foundation – a non-profit dedicated to preserving the oceans and beaches through education, activation, and motivation. While teaching a surf lesson in the summer of 1997, the Laguna Beach native developed a … Continue reading ECO-Warrior Foundation: Helping to preserve the oceans and beaches through education, activation, and motivation

Elephant Seals reclaim land from humans at California beach during US government shutdown

Mother Nature is a mighty force and so too are her children so during the US Government shutdown, an elephant seal colony in the Bay Area, California reclaimed their land from humans. Elephant seals and pups took over at Drakes Beach in Point Reyes National Seashore, knocking down a fence and moving into the parking lot, where they remained lounging in the sand after the … Continue reading Elephant Seals reclaim land from humans at California beach during US government shutdown

Road Trip: A double-decker bus serving as a “green space” connecting kids and communities with nature

In a world clued on to repurposing and engaging people of all ages in fun and informative ways, Road Trip is a double-decker bus with a difference – serving as a “green space” where kids and communities around California can learn about growing their own food and connecting with nature. Housed on the 32-foot double decker bus are DIY stations, an inspiring prep kitchen, and hands-on … Continue reading Road Trip: A double-decker bus serving as a “green space” connecting kids and communities with nature

Rivercamp: Teaching kids to become environmental guardians in Orange County

California-based Rivercamp is a children’s environmental science camp providing kids the opportunity to connect with nature, splash around in the river, meet and greet some animal locals, and become environmental guardians. Organised by Inland Empire Waterkeeper, Rivercamp is a hands-on science camp for children, aged between 5 and 12, which takes place at the Martha McLean Park in the City of Riverside, Orange County, California. The park is … Continue reading Rivercamp: Teaching kids to become environmental guardians in Orange County

Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Costanoa Lodge, Pescadero, California

Life & Soul Magazine’s Travel Guide to Eco Spas will whet your appetite for a vacation that brings healing to holidaymakers in accommodations that work in harmony with the planet. 8. Costanoa Lodge, Pescadero, California California’s eco resort, Costanoa Lodge, offers a peaceful haven for holidaymakers seeking a retreat in nature – designed to encourage exploration of the stunning beauty of the protected California coastline, … Continue reading Around the World in 80 Eco Spas: Costanoa Lodge, Pescadero, California