June Marine Committee – Crystal Cove Conservancy Update


Date(s) - 06/05/2018
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm


Marina Park
1600 W. Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660
June Marine Committee - Crystal Cove Conservancy Update

The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Marine Committee meets once a month to provide information and education on all  topics that are “marine oriented”. The meetings are open to the public and will be held at 5:30 pm the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Marina Park located on Newport Harbor in Newport Beach.

Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Marine Committee
June 5, 2018 – 5:30 pm

Crystal Cove Conservancy Update

Alix Dunn
President and C.E.O.
Crystal Cove Conservancy

The June 5, 2018 Meeting will feature…

  • Update on Crystal Cove Conservancy’s mission and education programs
  • Crystal Cove State Park as an outdoor classroom for innovative programs like coastal engineering
  • Final restoration of the remaining 17 cottages on the North Beach

Refreshments sponsored by
Lynn Selich
American Marine Insurance

This is a FREE event. Reservations are not needed.
Plenty of Free Parking at Marina Park.
(Parking Code 180637.

Alix Dunn, President & CEO: With more than 20 years of nonprofit experience spanning fundraising, advocacy, environmental protection, education and community relations in California and New York, Dunn’s expertise lies in diversifying fundraising opportunities, strategizing successful advocacy campaigns and creating time-tested and results-driven educational programs.  Before joining Crystal Cove Conservancy in August 2016, Dunn was a long-standing environmental leader in Los Angeles, serving most recently as President and CEO of the acclaimed Heal the Bay in Santa Monica, California.  Fluent in non-profit finance, operations, structure and fundraising, Dunn joins Crystal Cove at the time when the organization is poised to take on one of its most important challenges to date: the restoration of the final 17 historic cottages on the North Beach and the expansion of its education and conservation programs to include coastal dynamics and coastal engineering.

In her role as Crystal Cove Conservancy’s President & CEO, Dunn is not only charged the overall leadership of the nonprofit including its partnership with State Parks and the implementation of education and conservation work, she also manages the organization’s for-profit subsidiary, Crystal Cove Management Company (CCMC). CCMC holds the concession contract for lodging and food service in Crystal Cove State Park providing affordable overnight beach-front rentals in historic mid-century cottages to more than 25,000 guests each year.

Growing up along the banks of the Hudson River and spending summers on the shores of the Long Island Sound, her love of water is in her DNA.  She began her work at Heal the Bay in the summer of 1993, and in 2001, moved back to her home state of New York to work for Scenic Hudson, an environmental and land trust organization dedicated to protecting the Hudson River Valley. In 2006, she returned to Southern California to become part of Heal the Bay’s senior management team providing strategic leadership for the organization including the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium.  Dunn has dedicated her career to the protection of landscapes and waterways through her leadership in advocacy and policy campaigns here in California and in the Hudson River Valley. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University, Northridge as well as a Certificate of Non-profit Executive Leadership from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.