Welcome to the Torrey Pines Association

...guarding San Diego's priceless heritage, Torrey Pines ... permanently.

Discover, enjoy, and protect Torrey Pines by becoming a member of TPA, the nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to preserving native habitat and increasing appreciation for Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve!


TPA’s On-Line “Webfilm” Series Has 17...Well Worth Watching

By Peter Jensen

It all started with a film by local natural-history-filmmaker Jim Karnik of the original Art in the Pines event in the Reserve. His work so impressed TPA and visitors in general that we’ve now commissioned our 15th, 16th and 17th films.


You’ll find them as the top three on our webfilm page. They include “Beetle Attack!”, “Let the River Flow,” and “Mindfulness in Nature.” 


All three were financed by a generous grant from the Scripps Family Foundation as part of TPA’s and the foundation’s efforts to support education—especially regarding the Torrey Pines loved so dearly by Ellen Browning Scripps (1836-1932), the Reserve’s savior and benefactor. 


Almost all of the films feature one of the Reserve’s docents, state park officials, biologists...the folks who know the Reserve best. If you have an idea for another webfilm in the series, please let us know. We’re currently working on the next film, featuring birdwatching in the Reserve. By the way, a bald eagle (!) was spotted in the Reserve’s lagoon this month, February 7.

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Torrey Pines Association

P.O. Box 345
La Jolla, CA 92038