Volume 15, Issue 75  |  September 19, 2023SubscribeAdvertise

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KelpFest returns to Main Beach

Photos by Mary Hurlbut

Laguna Ocean Foundation brought back the KelpFest on Saturday, June 3 on the cobblestones at Main Beach and crowds attended to pay homage to the kelp that supports our vital coastal resources. Hosted by Laguna Ocean Foundation, together with dedicated partner organizations, KelpFest celebrates Laguna Beach’s unique shoreline, the coast and the kelp.

The festival featured music, activities, informational booths, games and art. Highlights this year included a live art creation, ukulele performances by the Seaside Serenaders and edible kelp snacks.

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Kelp lovers, (L-R) Barbara MacGillivray, Tom Lamb and Greg MacGillivray

kelpfest returns Tom Joliet

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Tom Joliet and the Seaside Serenaders

kelpfest returns shark lab

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A small visitor learns about sharks from the Shark Lab at California State University Long Beach

kelpfest 12tides

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12tides offered samples of ocean-friendly, organic kelp chips made with kelp from regenerative ocean farms

kelpfest returns PMMC

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Pacific Marine Mammal Center featured a quiz on “Furry Friends”

kelpfest returns Laguna Bluebelt

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Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, represented by Jinger Wallace (on left) and Charlotte Masarik

kelpfest returns water district

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Visitors stroll among the booths

Laguna Ocean Foundation (LOF) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to preserve and protect the beaches, intertidal zone, watersheds and ocean waters of Laguna Beach by promoting ocean literacy, emphasizing the importance of coastal ecosystems, community involvement, and an interest in nature for all residents and visitors of Laguna Beach. 

For more information, to donate, or to get involved, contact the Education and Outreach Coordinator Wendy Berube at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.lagunaoceanfoundation.org.


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