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City to Install new Linear Park in Doheny Village

Work on the traffic calming “bump-outs” along lower Camino Capistrano in Doheny Village has now been completed, and the street has been resurfaced and striped. Landscaping, including a new linear park across from Beachwood Mobile Home Park and along the back side of Aamco, will be completed in the fall when cooler weather facilitates new planting.  We are happy to see residential improvements throughout Capo Beach as citizens switch to drought-tolerant landscapes and clean up weeds, debris and unsightly areas.  For instance, landscaping improvements are occurring on both sides of Palisades Drive south of Camino Capistrano and those walking to the beach appreciate it!

 

Capo Cultivates Works to Beautify Community

Our subgroup, Capo Cultivates, has been hard at work encouraging beautification efforts throughout the community. This month saw improvements in landscaping in Gazebo Park, and we are happy to report the City will soon be installing landscaping in the new traffic island at Via Cañon and Camino Capistrano, and replacing dead shrubbery at Pines Park and along Camino Capistrano and Doheny Park Road across from Aamco. In addition, work was completed on the bedraggled entry median on Doheny Park Road that Capo Cares urged Council to undertake almost a year ago. Capo Cultivates is also working with County officials and Saddleback College ecology and landscaping professionals to devise a plan for landscaping at Capo Beach Park that will thrive in sandy soils and hopefully, mitigate some of the sand incursion we’ve seen recently.

Ocean-Friendly Gardens Workshop May 7, 2016

Capo Cares and Surfrider Foundation are pleased to announce they’ll be co-hosting an Ocean-Friendly Gardens Workshop on Saturday, May 7th, from 9 AM to 12 Noon at Christ Lutheran Church, 35522 Camino Capistrano. Speakers will include Jodie Cook, landscape designer speaking on water sheds and ocean-friendly gardening techniques, and Susie Vanderlip, renowned speaker, author and butterfly citizen scientist, speaking on ways to attract monarch butterflies and other pollinators to your gardens. We will also be holding our first annual succulent swap. Residents are encouraged to bring one/take one (or two or three, or seven!). Just clip succulents from your own yard and plant them in small containers to share with other residents. This free event is expected to be very popular, so please RSVP to capocares@gmail.com to help us plan materials for the day.