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Yearly Archives: 2003

Colorado River Special- California’s Water (3)

Written on December 8, 2003 at 11:39 pm, by

Huell traces the Colorado River from Hoover Dam to Southern California and learns about the many people who depend on its water. California is only one of seven western states with interests in the river. 2003

Chrissy Field- California’s Golden Coast (101)

Written on December 8, 2003 at 1:59 am, by

In the premiere episode of California’s Golden Coast, Huell learns about an inspiring success story. Located at the Presidio in San Francisco, once a U.S. Army outpost and cornerstone of military operations on the West Coast, Crissy Field became the most significant site of aviation development in the western United States in the early part  Continue Reading »

Paradise Creek- California’s Golden Coast (102)

Written on December 8, 2003 at 1:56 am, by

Join Huell as he visits Paradise Creek Educational Park. Paradise Creek is an urban salt marsh creek that connects San Diego Bay to the watershed of the surrounding mountains and city landscape. It’s home to crabs, egrets, snails and various wetland plants, but in the recent past, was a trash-filled, neglected urban stream threatened by  Continue Reading »

Ocean Institute- California’s Golden Coast (103)

Written on December 8, 2003 at 1:50 am, by

Where can a student explore the ice fields of Europa or conduct an underwater excavation on the sunken Jamaican city of Port Royal? At the Ocean Institute in Dana Point, of course. Huell visits the Ocean Institute, a non-profit organization founded in 1977 and dedicated to ocean preservation through education. For 25 years, the institute  Continue Reading »

Guadalupe Dunes- California’s Golden Coast (104)

Written on December 8, 2003 at 1:47 am, by

Huell tours the the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes preserve with a representative of the Dunes Center, an agency, which along with other state, county and federal organizations, works to balance public use and resource protection of the largest, most biodiverse, coastal dune-lagoon ecosystem on earth. With 1,400 known species of birds, plants and animals and with the  Continue Reading »

Anacapa Island- California’s Golden Coast (105)

Written on December 8, 2003 at 1:43 am, by

Anacapa Island, one of California’s Channel Islands, is located 14 miles off the coast from Ventura. From the ocean, Huell finds that ocean waves have eroded the perimeter of the island, creating steep sea cliffs towering hundreds of feet in height and exposing the volcanic origins of air pockets, lava tubes, and sea caves. Once  Continue Reading »

Moss Landing- California’s Golden Coast (106)

Written on December 8, 2003 at 1:39 am, by

Huell sets off from Moss Landing in the middle of Monterey Bay and discovers Elkhorn Slough. It’s an ecological treasure, providing habitat for rare plants, animals, and nearly 300 species of birds. The slough harbors the largest tract of tidal salt marsh in California outside of San Francisco Bay, and its watershed includes dunes, coastal marsh, oak  Continue Reading »

Botanical Gardens- California’s Golden Coast (107)

Written on December 8, 2003 at 1:35 am, by

The Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is the only public garden in the continental United States located directly on the coast. Huell explores this rare jewel set within coastal pines and coastal bluffs in Fort Bragg. In addition to its diverse flora, there is a retail nursery and garden shop as well as workshops, classes and  Continue Reading »

Eastside Reservoir- California’s Water (002)

Written on December 8, 2003 at 1:01 am, by

Huell travels to the new Eastside Reservoir, four miles southwest of Hemet. Forced by increasing population and the need to reduce our toll on the Colorado River, the Metropolitan Water District undertook this project to protect us in the event of drought or earthquakes. One of the largest construction projects in American history, the new reservoir will  Continue Reading »

Monterey Trees- California’s Gold (5009)

Written on November 8, 2003 at 5:24 am, by

Huell visits two trees in Monterey with interesting histories. In December, 1602 Sebastian Viscaino officially named Monterey in honor of the Viceroy of New Spain who had ordered his expedition. His band of 200 men gave thanks for their safe journey in a ceremony held under a large oak tree overlooking the bay which still  Continue Reading »