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Conservancy Times A weekly column from the Catalina Island Conservancy BY ANN M. MUSCAT, PHD CONSERVANCY PRESIDENT AND CEO We are honored to have been invited by the Catalina Islander to provide a weekly column about the Catalina Island Conservancy to help keep the paper's readers informed about our work here on Catalina, the Island we all love. As you may know, the Conservancy's mission is to be a responsible steward of the Island through a balance of conservation, educa- tion and recreation. The Conservancy is active- ly protecting the magnificent natural and cultural heritage of Santa Catalina Island, manag- ing approximately 42,000 acres of land, more than 60 miles of rugged shoreline, an airport and 50 miles of biking and nearly 150 miles of hiking opportunities within its road and trail system. It conducts educational outreach through two nature centers, its Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, guided experiences in the Island's rugged interior and its award-winning radio series, Isla Earth. What some may not know is that the Conservancy's education- al programs include a Summer Naturalist program that brought four college students from across the'country to Catalina this sum- mer. They have been greeting visi- tors in Avalon and Two Harbors, educating them about conserva- tion on the Island and encouraging them to explore and experience Catalina. The Conservancy's Summer Naturalist program trains the stu- dents and then sends them out into the community to help the Avalon and Two Harbors communities reach their visitors with nature knowledge, hands-on activities, interpretive hikes and informa- tion about the incredible natural Peak Fishing Times This Week Recreational Forecast Tanning Index Tides This Week Sun/Moon Chart This Week Crossword Solution I t'ol N I'DI RI oI PI LI I I N --7 I'I; A CI TI ul sl C K E ! resources of the Island. This year's Summer Naturalists are outstanding college students with a passion for nature and con- servation who brought their enthu- siasm to Catalina to help educate the public and encourage Island visitors to explore and experience the wildlands. Each has a wealth of environ- mental education experience, and they are providing the Island's visitors and residents with natural and cultural history interpreta- tion at the Wrigley Memorial & Botanic Garden, Airport in the Sky, Two Harbors and on Crescent Avenue. The Summer Naturalists for 2014 are Tanya Camper, Kaeli Flaska, Hanna Mogensen and Helping Catalina's fox population make a comeback and thrive in the island environment is just one of the many things the Catalina Island Conservancy does. Seen at left: Julie King and the late Conservancy mascot Tachi. Courtesy photo Bobby Pfeiffer. Camper lives in San Diego and is a recent gradu- ate of the University of Redlands with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. As a former student at the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center and frequent visitor to Catalina Island, she said she is pleased to be using her knowl- edge of California's terrestrial and marine ecosystems as a Summer Naturalist. Flaska is a native of Cincinnati, OH, who is attending Iowa State University. She is pursuing dual majors in biology and environ- mental science. An avid scuba diver, Flaska is also exploring Catalina's abundant kelp forests. Mogensen is from Auburn, Maine. She is a recent graduate of Smith College in Massachusetts, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology and environmental science. Mogensen has extensive experience as an environmental educator, having worked throughout New England and abroad with diverse audi- ences. Pfeiffer hails from Hamilton, New Jersey. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in animal science from Rutgers University. Pfeiffer has worked at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden, N.J. for the past two years. He made the most of his journey to California by stopping at seven national parks en route to the Island. The Summer Naturalists began working June 9 with an intensive two-week training course that prepared them for their roles as ambassadors for the Conservancy and Catalina Island. They then went to work on the Island, where they will be avail- able to the public until Aug. 15. Please stop by and give them a warm Avalon welcome if you see them around town. For more information, please call 310-510-0954 or visit catali- naconservancy.org Friday Saturday Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Mostly Sunny Sunny Mostly Sunny 78 / 67 77 / 67 78 / 68 78 / 65 79 / 67 81 / 67 78 / 64 Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5%" Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 5% Precip Chance: 0% Precip Cl~ance: 5% 10-213141516171MM10111+1 0-2: Low, 3-5: Moderate, 6-7: High, 8-10: Very High, 11+: Extreme Exposure Date H ,h No als eemc 7/14 76 59 74/62 0.00" 7/15 71 61 74/62 0.00" 7/16 68 60 74/62 0.00" 7/17 68 59 74/62 0.00" 7/18 69 58 74/62 0.00" 7/19 65 58 74163 0.00" 7/20 68 60 74/63 0.00" Do hurricanes develop over the equator? "luotudolaAap z!aql A~Olle ol ~l~Om ool st aaaO::l S~lO.UOD aq, L "ON :~ ,I111y 25 19.~ - The Andrea Dora sank in dense fog near Nantucket Lightship, Mass. The Swedish-American liner, Stockholm, rammed the ship 45 miles off the coast of Massachusetts. Fifty- two people lost their lives. Today we will see mostly sunny skies with a high temperature of 78,humidity of 45%. The record D.~ high temperature for today is 89 set in 1959. Expect Fri mostly cloudy skies tonight with an overnight low Sat of 67 . The record low for tonight is 55 set in 1999. Sun Saturday, skies will be mostly sunny with a high Mon temperature of 77,humidity of 50%. Skies will Tue be mostly cloudy Saturday night with an overnight Wed low of 67 . Expect mostly sunny skies Sunday with Thu a high temperature of 78 . Skies will remain mostly sunny Monday with a high temperature of 78 . Mostly sunny skies will continue Tuesday with a high temperature of 79 . Avalon Fri 10:09am3:46am9:09pm 3:05pm Sat 10:36am4:15am9:41pm 3:39pm Sun tl:03am4:42am10:12pm4:12pm Mon ll:30am5:09am10:44pm4:47pm Tue ll:58am5:35amll:16prn 5:24pm Wed 12:29pm6:02amll:51pm6:05pm Thu 1:02 pm6:29 am None 6:55 pm New Fri 7/26 Sat Sun Mon First ~ Tue 8/3 Wed Thu AM PM 10:49-12:49 11:19-1:19 11:35-1:35 12:50-2:5012:20-2:20 1:33-3:33 1:03-3:03 2:16-4:16 1:46-3:46 2:59-4:59 2:29-4:29 3:41-5:41 3:11-5:11 Catalina Harbor Da~ High Low I~h Low Fri 10:14am3:54am9:14pm 3:13pm Sat 10:41am4:23am9:46pm 3:47pm Sun ll:08am4:50am10:17pm4:20pm Mon ll:35am5:17am10:49pm4:55pm Tue 12:03pro 5:43amll:21pm5:32pm Wed 12:34pm&10am 11:56pm6:13pm Thu 1:07 pm6:37 am None 7:03 pm Sunrise ~ M~nrise Moo~t 6:01 a.m.7:57 p.m.5:03 a.m.7:01 p.m. ~ Full 6:02 a.m.7:57 p.m.5:55 a.m.7:40 p.m. ~ 8/10 6:03 a.m.7:56 p.m.6:48 a.m.8:16 p.m. 6:03 a.m.7:55 p.m.7:41 a.m.8:50 p.m. 6:04 a.m.7:54 p.m.8:34 a.m.9:22 p.m. ~-/r~', Last 6:05 a.m.7:54 p.m. 9:27 a.m.9:54 p.m. ~k~ 8117 6:06 a.m.7:53 p.m. 10:21 a.m. 10:26 p.m. NEWPORT BEACH TO CATALINA 800-830-7744 Catalinainfo.com 12 i Friday, July 25, 2014 THE CATALINA ISLANDER