Monday, July 19, 2010

Photos from Newport Bay Field Trip

Check out the photos from the latest field trip! We had a wonderful time exploring Upper Newport Bay and the Peter and Mary Muth Center.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Next EcoLink Field Trip: Muth Center at Upper Newport Bay

This coming Sunday July 18th is our next field trip. We will be exploring the Peter and Mary Muth Center at Newport Bay -

This will be a great, simple little field trip exploring the nature center, the marsh and the small native gardens. Meet the EcoLink crew at 2pm in the parking lot of the Ralphs in Marina Pacifica in Long Beach and we will carpool on down there. Contact Chris Ward for more info:

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Help Keep Austin Weird

Just back from Tejas. A few days in San Antonio, bookended by 2 days in Austin.
For openers, The Alamo is much improved, no longer overwhelmed by postmodern junk, restored to some simulacrum of integrity. Good curation-signage teaches history w/o pain.
Re-enactors in authentic looking Mexican Army duds with all due accoutrements; silliest hats you ever saw. "Evolution of the Bowie knife" and so on. Good stuff. Bit heavy on the shrine aspect, but how could it possibly be Texas otherwise?
Revelation awaited us at the Austin Museum of Art; shocking visualizations of American Consumption of tobacco, of plastic bottles, of prison uniforms and mens' lives, of mammary implants and womens' lives.
Amazing, mind-blowing art by Chris Jordan. Art simultaneously beautiful and horrific.
Google him. Buy the book. Fly to Austin just to visit the Art Museum, carbon footprint be damned.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

EcoLink June Meeting Minutes

June 24th , 2010

The meeting was called to order by Taylor Parker at 7:15 p.m.
In attendance –
Kerry Martin, Taylor Parker, Joe Weinstein, Patricia Sidoti, Dorothy Kemmeny


General Discussion of BP Oil Spill

El Dorado Nature Center – Kerry Martin
Discussion of the Nature Center and their stream restoration. The stream and the entire walk are now open.
LB Green Party – Dorothy Kemmeny
Discussion of the LB Greens
Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program – Taylor Parker
Discussion of community-based restoration that has begun.
Friends of Colorado Lagoon-Taylor Parker
Discussion of restoration and closing of FOCL’s education program.
EcoLink-- Taylor Parker

Action Items:
-Taylor: Organize field trip for May to Nix Nature Center in Muth Nature Center on June 18th

Next Meeting: July 22 , 2010