By Kristina Pritchett

To celebrate Earth Day, Dana Point residents have a variety of options to get involved locally.

The California State Parks Foundation is hosting a restoration and cleanup day on Saturday. Volunteers are wanted at Doheny State Beach to remove diseased or dead non-native shrubs and trees from the campground.

For more information, contact Vicki Wiker at 949.310.2546 or

At the Dana Point Nature Interpretive Center, kids can learn fun facts about whales and other marine life from the Dana Point Headlands. The event runs from 10 a.m.-noon. RSVP is required by emailing There will be a free BBQ lunch from noon-2 p.m. with games and activities from noon-4 p.m. For more information, visit

Parking will be limited along Scenic Drive and Green Lantern. Guests can park in the Dana Strand Beach parking lot and take a scenic walk to the Dana Point Preserve.

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