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June 06, 2012

San Ysidro Girl Scouts Explore their Underwater Park!

San Ysidro Girl Scouts and Telemundo's Maria Celeste Arraras joined WiLDCOAST for a day of kayaking the La Jolla Cove.

A group of eight Girl Scouts from Troop #5912, from San Ysidro, CA joined WiLDCOAST and Maria Celeste Arraras from Telemundo’s “Al Rojo Vivo” for a day of kayaking at San Diego’s famous Marine Protected Area or “underwater park” in La Jolla.   

The La Jolla Cove is part the Matlahuayl State Marine Reserve, which is part of a larger network of Marine Protected Areas off the coast of California that extent from the border of Mexico all the way to Mendocino County, and will soon reach all the way to the Oregon border. Marine Protected Areas are special places in the ocean that have been established for the protection and restoration of the marine ecosystem and for the enjoyment of the community.

This was the girls’ first time kayaking and first time visiting La Jolla Cove; they were very excited to be near marine life. “I am very excited to see the sea lions in their natural habitat, I’ve only seen them in aquariums and Sea World” said Girl Scout Alexandra Montes.  Moms were equally excited to see their daughters explore the La Jolla shoreline and be in touch with nature. Girl Scout Mom Norma Miranda said, “We didn’t know kayaking was so easy and that we can spend a day with the family next to colorful fish and sea lions swimming next to us…we are definitely coming back.”

Telemundo journalist Maria Celeste Arraras joined WiLDCOAST and the Girl Scouts kayaking at La Jolla’s underwater park.  After the kayaking trip, Maria Celeste interviewed the girls (on camera) about their experience enjoying their underwater park.

Special thanks to Hike Bike Kayak in La Jolla for providing their amazing services!