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Carmel Magazine, spring 2018

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196 C A R M E L M A G A Z I N E • W I N T E R 2 0 1 8 its work each year through grants, gifts and other contributions. In addition to maintaining trails and training the docents who lead tours, educate school groups and staff the park infor- mation center and on-site museum, the founda- tion oversees a library of historical information and field research. Members also publish a mag- azine and hold fundraising events on behalf of the Point Lobos. In December, volunteers transplanted 16,000 native plants during the first stage of a compre- hensive restoration initiative at the reserve. The foundation rallied and organized volunteers for the ongoing project, and helped cover some related expenses. "These types of projects fit right into our mission. We've been able to do them in the past, but with current staff shor tages and capacity limitations, we're not always able to make things happen," says Brent Marshall, Monterey sector superintendent for California State Parks. "The Point Lobos Foundation pro- vides thousands of hours of assistance, all with- in the sensitive rules and regulations of the state. It's the perfect par tnership." In 2017, the Point Lobos Foundation hired a restoration ecologist who is helping to outline A humpback whale surfaces near the rocky cliffs. The natural beauty of sedi- mentary rock patterns can be found at Weston Beach. The unforgettable rugged coastline of Point Lobos. Photo: Janet Beaty Photo: Kelli Uldall Photo: Dave Evans

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