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Green Resolutions

5 Simple Green Resolutions for 2016 Have you made your New Year’s resolutions? We’ve come up with 5 sustainable resolutions that are simple, yet so effective, the environment will thank you. 1. Eliminate Vampire Energy Did you know that most devices draw power from your outlets even if they’re turned off? Vampire energy can be prevented by unplugging electronic devices when you’re done is not only easy, but it could save
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Spiders! EEK!!!

Spiders abound at the Living Coast If you know where to look, you can find hundreds of spiders throughout the Living Coast grounds. This being the season of spooky, we wanted to let you in on a little secret: we’re surrounded by ’em! Like this feller on your left, a jumping spider (Salticidae) that just caught a fly. Oh, and they have four pairs
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Agave In Bloom

Shaw’s Agave at the Living Coast about to burst into color You will not want to miss the color show that is about to happen at the Living Coast. One of our Shaw’s agave plants is about to burst into color. Why is this so exciting? Besides the spectacular color, these plants only bloom once in their lifetime after about 30 years. Additionally, Shaw’s
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Farm to Bay 2015 Wrap-Up

Living Coast Discovery Center Raised a Record-Breaking $96,000 at our Annual Farm to Bay Event The Living Coast Discovery Center raised $96,000 in net proceeds at its annual Farm to Bay event on Aug. 8, making it the most successful fundraiser in the center’s history. The funds were generated through a combination of sponsorships, ticket sales, auction proceeds and Raise the Paddle donations and
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Eagle Scout Projects at the Living Coast

We love Eagle Scout projects at the Living Coast!   You might remember our article about Troop 801 solving a prickly situation with our Shaw’s Agave cactus. This time, Saul De Los Santos from Troop 1194 helped us build planter/barriers that are as beautiful as they are practical. This was Saul’s Eagle Scout Service Project, which is the culmination of a scout’s leadership training.
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Native Plant Day at the Living Coast

Native Plant Day at the Living Coast, March 14, 2015 Come see our beautiful native plants in bloom on Native Plant Day, Recent rains have brought out the green and we’ll be celebrating the unique beauty and attributes of San Diego native plants with tours and prominent guest speakers.  Schedule of events  11:00 am: Greg Ruben, author of California Native Landscape, will speak about
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