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2024 AEP Conference Mobile Workshops

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Join us in Anaheim for the 2024 AEP Conference Mobile Workshops!

The AEP Orange County Chapter is looking forward to hosting another successful AEP State Conference at the JW Marriott Anaheim, March 24-27, 2024! Our mobile workshops are a great way to immerse yourself in the history of Anaheim and surrounding areas and learn how environmental impact ties in!

Tuesday, March 26th |  9am-1pm

Join Planners from the City of Anaheim for a guided van tour through the City’s historic Anaheim Colony
and Anaheim Packing Districts. The tour includes a stop at Founder’s Park, the site of two houses on the
National Register of Historic Places, as well as a walking tour of the historic Packing District. The tour will
conclude at 11 am, allowing time for you to explore and have lunch at the Packing House on your own.
Transportation back to the hotel will be provided at 12:30 pm.

Tuesday, March 26th | 1:30-4:30pm

The Crystal Cove State Park and Historic District is a unique example of the intersection between habitat conservation and historic preservation. The 4,000-acre State Park has 2,400 acres of backcountry wilderness, 3.2 miles of beach, and offshore underwater habitat, all of which are popular with outdoor enthusiasts. The Park’s critical habitats are home to endangered plants, threatened animals, and rare birds – many of which can only be found in coastal Southern California. The federally listed Historic District is an enclave of 46 vintage rustic coastal cottages originally built as a seaside colony in the 1930s & 40s. The District is considered a historic coastal treasure and is one of the last remaining well preserved examples of early 20th century Southern California coastal development and vernacular beach architecture. In recent years, California State Parks and the Crystal Cove Conservancy completed Phases I and II of restoration in the Historic District, which includes cottages for visitor services, educational and community programs, a restaurant, and overnight use by the public. Thus far, twenty-eight cottages and one Japanese language schoolhouse have been fully restored, while the remaining seventeen cottages are scheduled for restoration in the coming years as part of Phase III restoration. Kate Wheeler, President and CEO, and Hallie Jones, Executive Vice President and Chief Programs Officer of the Crystal Cove Conservancy will lead a walking tour of the Historic District. The tour will begin with an overview of the Historic District and Conservancy and will highlight the history of the cottages and their current uses. The tour will then focus on the un-restored North Beach cottages, which are located along a newly constructed beach promenade. Background information will be provided on the past and current efforts responsible for preserving the cottages and surrounding habitat. After the tour, attendees are encouraged to take in the beautiful scenery, spend some time relaxing on the beach, explore the Historic District, or get a milkshake and some food at Ruby’s Shake Shack. Note: Lunch is on your own.‚Äč