The Palos Verdes Nature Preserve (PVNP) has over 30 miles of trails through rolling hills, steep canyons and rock outcrops, with significant habitat and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Elevations range from approximately sea level along the coastal edges of Vicente Bluffs, Abalone Cove, and Ocean Trails to approximately 1,300 feet above mean sea level.
The Abalone Cove Ecological Reserve (64 acres located within the PVNP) features two beaches – Abalone Cove and Sacred Cove, tide pools, beautiful bluff-top viewing areas, and dramatic crisscrossing trails. Two promontories, Portuguese and Inspiration points, frame Sacred Cove with its sea caves, black sand, and rare plants. (from www.pvplc.org)
I was thrilled to have been invited by Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy to the Volunteer Recognition and Abalone Cove Grand Re-opening and to join in celebration of the volunteers’ dedication and commitment to PVPLC’s programs. It is my honor to provide photographic documentation of fund-raising events such as the PV Pastoral Garden-to-Table Dining Experience and to participate in the popular White Point Home Tour.
After over two decades without any major improvements, Abalone Cove Shoreline Park was in need of renovation. A state grant helped fund the improvements including paths and trails, signage and interpretive panels, landscaping, picnic areas, benches, and binocular stations. The Grand Re-Opening festivities held on October 25th included nature walks, food trucks, a beer garden, kite exhibit, native plant workshop, en plain air demonstrations, Art To Grow On, a pop-up library, and more!
Come take a hike around our newly restored Abalone Cove with me!