Do not be small minded. Do not pray for gourds and pumpkins from God, when you should be asking for pure love and pure knowledge to dawn within every heart.

~ Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa Great Swan by Lex Hixon

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Katie at the Tidepools, Moss Beach CA, 1976

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Quotes ~ Dreams

“Every dream is given to us with the power to make it come true.”

This quote stayed with Kinga and Chopin all along their hitchhiking journey around the world. Now a new, but very old dream pushed Kinga towards Africa. Although as the Tibetan saying goes:

“You never know what will come first: a new day or the next life.

Kinga lived her life to the fullest and passed away at the peak of fulfilling her dreams, in the happiest time of her life. She left us with the great power of inspiration to live a meaningful life and cherish each of its precious moments.
Kinga passed away peacefully, strong and well prepared for her next and greatest journey…
and such readiness I wish us all from the bottom of my heart.

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Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve

About the Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Life Refuge


The Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve (FFMR) is a volunteer support group established in 1985. Our goals, as stated by Virginia Welch, founder and past president, are: “the protection and preservation of the Marine Reserve as a unique intertidal environment and the promotion of educational activities for school children, residents, visitors and researchers, to see and touch many elements of wildlife ecosystems.”

Board members of the FFMR meet 6 times a year to keep abreast of the activities and problems concerning the Reserve and its precious legacy.

How to Help

There are many ways to help preserve and protect this precious resource:

Become a Member

Membership is encouraged and is available to the public at the Reserve. Membership has grown since 1987 from the original 9 members to 240.

A quarterly newsletter, Between the Tides, is published featuring articles related to tidepool marine life as well as announcements of upcoming activities available to the public and specifically to members.

Click here for more information on membership.

Become a Volunteer

FFMR sponsors a roving interpretation program for volunteer docents who assist the County Parks Division in maintaining safe and knowledgeable use of the intertidal zone.

Outreach programs are: docent-led tours, lectures and articles by scientists about marine life at the tidepools, a vital Junior Ranger Program including orientation and training, introduction of the first high school student docent intertidal training program, a scholarship fund set for high school students pursuing studies in marine biology, teachers’ workshops, beach watch monitoring, visitation to schools by reserve staff personnel, and studies to define visitor impact on marine habitat.

Click here for more information on volunteering.

Contact information

By postal mail:
Friends of Fitzgerald Marine Reserve
P.O. Box 451
Moss Beach, CA 94038E-mail

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Trifid Nebula

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Worlds Beyond

I know this place. I have been here before.

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Atitlan Artisans

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