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New from your beloved Howland’s Landing, Catalina Island.

The Times They Are a-Changin’

With the Spring 2016 Volunteer season coming to an end we thought it would be fun to take a look back in time and see how our landscape has been changing. With the help of the Colorado State University students … Continue reading

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Mid-Century Modern

Nature provides the best classroom, and we’re always looking for creative ways to build inspiring seating areas in the shade. A long time ago, in a land far away from the office, while clearing some shrubs in order to construct … Continue reading

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Cheers to the 2014 Volunteers

Spring at CELP welcomes a special type of guest to our beautiful cove: university volunteers. They come for an alternative Spring Break experience that involves learning about our unique island ecology and critters as well as performing around 15 hours … Continue reading

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Deer DeFence

One of the most challenging things about having a garden is resisting the temptation to eat those delicious plants all at once. Another challenge is keeping animals from doing the same. The garden at Howlands Landing has always struggled to … Continue reading

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Howlands Garden: Growing Sustainably

The beautiful garden and composting space here at Howlands Landing sets our community apart from other camps. It provides a dynamic example of sustainable development and healthy living. Every group that visits the CELP program participates in hands-on garden projects … Continue reading

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Water, water everywhere?

Last weekend, something miraculous happened on our dry little island: it rained! Normally, rainfall on the island begets disgruntled sighs as we reach for dusty raincoats and scramble to reconfigure an ecology hike or start worriedly scanning the horizon for … Continue reading

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The times, they are a-changin’

Howdy! After a successful (and busy) fall CELP season, we are currently gearing up for an even more jam-packed spring 2014 complete with visits from: many returning schools from California and beyond; a few schools that are new to our … Continue reading

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Farewell Spring 2013

As our wonderful Spring 2013 season comes to an end it looks to be the beginning of an amazing summer. Time flies when you’re having fun and the 12 weeks of this season definitely flew by. Our volunteer groups included … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers

Changes at CELP The spring season is well on its way and already there are many new and exciting things taking place here at CELP from the landscape, to back in the garden, and even to the residents of Howland’s … Continue reading

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Spring 2013 brings amazing snorkeling

The spring season is well on its way, and it has already proven to be an amazing season for seeing wild life in all the ecosystems of Catalina Island.  The hills are still bright green from the winter rains with … Continue reading

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