SEBASTOPOL, Calif., June 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Two young marine scientists who are walking and biking the entire 1,200-mile length of the California Coastal Trail to gather data for a new smartphone app and raise public awareness about the trail arrive June 10 at the Golden Gate Bridge Overlook. The Golden Gate National Recreation Area Parks Conservancy, Bay Trail, and Ridge Trail are joining with hike sponsor California Coastal Trail Association (CCTA) to celebrate the hikers' San Francisco arrival.
Invited guests and speakers include City and County of San Francisco Supervisors, representatives from the Golden Gate Bridge District and GGNRA Parks Conservancy, Bay, Ridge, and Anza Trail leadership, State Coastal Conservancy, California State Coastal Commission, and the National Parks Foundation.
Marine scientists Morgan Visalli and Jocelyn Enevoldsen, who call themselves the MoJo Coastwalkers, are ambassadors for the California Coastal Trail Association (CCTA) and its partners, including the State Coastal Conservancy. The duo left the Oregon border on May 1 to hike and bike the entire length of California's spectacular 1,200-mile California Coastal Trail (CCT), gathering mapping data and collecting photos and videos for inclusion in a soon-to-be-released California Coastal Trail smart phone app under development by the State Coastal Conservancy with help from the CCTA.
The CCTA is a nonprofit alliance of the public, state and local government, NGOs, and businesses that love the coast and enthusiastically support completion of the Trail. Its goal is to ensure the public knows about the California Coastal Trail and to provide resources to the public for its enjoyment.
The idea for the trail originated with the Coastal Initiative, Proposition 20, which was passed by voters in 1972. Additional legislation designated the State Coastal Conservancy as the lead state agency in facilitating the trail's completion. When it is completed, the trail will run unbroken from Oregon to Mexico, providing access to the coastline for everyone. It is managed by over one hundred separate jurisdictions including city and county governments, State Parks, ports, and land trusts. In addition to providing recreation and access to the coast, the trail is a tremendous economic asset, generating millions in revenue from the tourism and outdoor recreation sectors.
JUNE 10, 2016
10am to 11am
Golden Gate Overlook
Lincoln & Langdon Court, San Francisco
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SOURCE California Coastal Trail Association