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have helped to restore the Mesa.


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We are working

to preserve the last

of the Bolsa Chica.

Bolsa Chica Land Trust

The mission of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust is to acquire, restore and preserve ALL of the mesa, lowlands, and wetlands of the Bolsa Chica, and to educate the public about this natural wonder and its cultural significance.

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Our annual year-end letter is out now.  Read about what we accomplished in 2019 and what we are working on for 2020!

Bolsa Chica continues to need a lot of care, and, with your contributions, the Bolsa Chica Land Trust will continue to be at the forefront of that work. Your donations buy the seeds and plants needed for restoration, purchases workbooks for the students we educate, funds our staff, office space, and administrative needs so that we can keep the programs and projects that preserve Bolsa Chica up and running.

At this time of year, I am asking you to make a donation to ensure that the Bolsa Chica Land Trust can continue the projects and programs that care for Bolsa Chica. Your commitment and support of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust is truly needed, and we are proud that you share our vision for a healthy, open, and free Bolsa Chica where we can all breathe easier and let our hearts soar with the birds.

On behalf of the BCLT Board of Directors and staff, I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyous holiday season and prosperous New Year.year-end holiday wishes

BCLT’s 2020 Wings Over Bolsa Calendars have arrived!

2020 Wings Over Bolsa Cover

With 54 amazing photographs, you can enjoy the beautiful wildlife of Bolsa Chica every day of 2020.  Filled with information about the birds and wildlife, this calendar is unique with all of the photographs taken at Bolsa Chica.  Help support our education and restoration projects, your donation goes a long way to making what we do at Bolsa Chica successful.

For a $15.00 donation you will receive a calendar.  For a $60 donation you will receive 5 calendars.  Shipping is included.

BCLT’s coloring books and t-shirts make great gifts

coloring book & tshirts

Coloring is a way to exercise creativity and imagination while gently focusing and calming the mind. It also can help lower stress and anxiety levels.

You can get your own copy of the Bolsa Chica Coloring Book by donating $20 to the Bolsa Chica Land Trust today, and t-shirts (kid and adult sizes) here! Your donation helps fund our continuous advocacy to save and preserve open space at Bolsa Chica forever, restore degraded acres to native sustainable habitats, and educate thousands of community members to the natural wonders and cultural significance of Bolsa Chica. Together, we can secure the future of Bolsa Chica as a preserved open space for all!

Thank you Annie Bou for all your hard work and dedication to this book!

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BCLT’s Position on Poseidon

The Bolsa Chica Land Trust’s position is the following:  The Bolsa Chica Land Trust is OPPOSED to the Poseidon Desalination Plant (also being called the Huntington Beach Seawater Desalinization Plant) due to the significant environmental damage that the plant will inflict to our precious coastal environment.  The Bolsa Chica Land Trust will remain neutral in the discussion of any proposed mitigation during the permitting process.

Many of you may be seeing mailers and videos promoting the Poseidon desalination plant.  Poseidon is working on acquiring the required permits to build its desalinization plant adjacent to the AES power plant on Pacific Coast Highway here in Huntington Beach.  BCLT is an environmental organization, and although our primary focus is on Bolsa Chica, it and our coastal environment are forever linked.  As such, we at BCLT are very concerned about threats to our coastal environment, including the impacts projected to be caused directly from a fully functioning Poseidon desalinization plant.   The ocean is the life blood of Bolsa Chica, and we will not support any project that threatens our ocean wildlife.  The Poseidon plant is expected when operational to create a 421.4 acre dead zone, or “area of production forgone” as it is described in the permitting documents.   As for the mitigation that Poseidon is stating that they will give to Bolsa Chica – yes, Bolsa Chica is in need of considerable and continuing funding, the damage that people inflicted on Bolsa Chica for over one hundred years left it in need of significant care.  BCLT is working hard with the State and Federal agencies involved in the oversight of our wetlands to help identify ways to care for Bolsa Chica in a more fiscally sustainable manner without compromising on biological diversity, and without creating dead zones in our fragile coastal ecosystems.

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1mar9:00 am- 12:00 pmStewards Work Day - 1st SundayHelp us help the environment
15mar10:00 am- 12:00 pmFree Public Tour and Information table - 3rd SundaySouth Lot
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Bolsa Chica Land Trust (Main Office)
5200 Warner Avenue #108
Huntington Beach, California 92649