Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Main Beach (Pacific Coast Highway)
Laguna Beach, CA
Kelpfest is held at Laguna Beach's Main Beach with great
attractions such as:
Tours of the tidepools
Educational exhibits about giant kelp and California marine life
Arts and Crafts
And much more!
Nancy Caruso, a Marine Biologist and founder of
"Get Inspired," (www.getinspiredinc.org) has
been a driving force, working with the
of the Pacific in Long Beach, school students
and others to help Kelp return to Orange County
beaches after an absence of more than 25 years.
The students actually grow the kelp.
This caring and enthusiastic woman has assisted thousands of students and currently educates and inspires at seven schools in the growing of Kelp, Abalone and White Sea Bass. "Divers are replanting the student-grown kelp along the coast of Orange County and the team effort is restoring the Abalone and Sea Bass to our region," she said. "This shows them how to make a positive difference and literally help change the world. One of her former students, Marie Santiago, is even studying to be a Marine Biologist in college."
More than 800 species rely on kelp forests, and we are one of them! For more than 20 years, Laguna Beach's kelp forests had declined by as much as 80%. But over the past nine years, thousands of people have worked to restore these critical habitats. By 2010, the kelp had reached historic densities and the animals were starting to return to the area. In celebration of this event, KelpFest was created to celebrate the return of the kelp forests and to honor the thousands of people who helped to restore them.
Events are not guaranteed. It is your responsibility to confirm before going.