Discover The Coast
The Ukiah office of the Bureau of Land Management, in association with Point Arena Lighthouse and Friends of Point Arena-Stornetta Lands, will present Discover The Coast on Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This event is intended to celebrate the Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument and educate visitors about the varied features and sights it offers. Discover The Coast activities will start at multiple locations in and around Point Arena. See the Event Map to the left for locations of the activities, and click on the map to view, print or download the Discover The Coast event brochure (PDF format).
The Lighthouse will feature several interesting activities and food in support of Discover The Coast. Admission to the Lighthouse Grounds and Museum will be free, with discounted $5 Tower Tours.
Guide Stations at the Fog Signal Building
On Shore Stars: Wildflowers & Native Plants – Learn about the plants you will see on the lands from members of the Dorothy King Young Chapter of the California Native Plant Society.
What’s Happening to our Coast as the Ocean Rises – Patricia Mikkelsen and Greg White, Archeologists with Far Western Anthropological Research Group, Inc. will be answering questions about the effects of climate change and rising sea levels on Pomo cultural sites.
Guided Interpretive Walks from the Fog Signal Building
Wildflowers & Native Plants – Nancy Morin and Julia Larke of the Dorothy King Young chapter of the California Native Plant Society will lead walks through the fields covered in spring wildflowers and foliage, and point out the many native plants guests will see on the walks. Their walks will leave the Fog Signal Building at 10:30 a.m., Noon, 1:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Pomo History & Culture – Isaac Rios, member of the Manchester Band of the Pomo, leads Pomo cultural & history on the lands walks from the Fog Signal Building at 10:30 a.m. and Noon.
The Lighthouse Staff and Volunteers will be cooking up their famous Light Keeper’s Strawberry Shortcake and Brownies and will be selling these delicious desserts in front of the Fog Signal Building. Homemade with real ingredients, these delicious treats are just $5 each!
Rich and creamy clam chowder – locally made by Lisa Giacomini of Baby Tomato using only the finest ingredients. $5 a bowl.
Please join us for the celebration of the fantastic, scenic, mysterious, rugged and gorgeous Point Arena-Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument and explore its amazing history, geology, flora and fauna!