Community-based Habitat Restoration Volunteering
The mission of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust is the acquisition, preservation, and restoration of all of Bolsa Chica and the education of the public to its natural wonders and cultural significance.
The Land Trust is working to acquire and protect the last threatened 11 acres at Bolsa Chica to save a unique archaeological site and precious open space habitat.
The Land Trust’s Bolsa Chica Stewards have been working since 1996 on the Mesa habitat restoration project. Over 15,000 volunteers have helped heal our local environment.
Bolsa Chica needs constant and well planned care to keep its habitats functioning and healthy. Saving it is just the start, caring for it is part of our commitment.
The Land Trust conducts educational programs to build awareness about the role of the Bolsa Chica wetlands system in the natural and urban environment, and tell the story of its rich history.
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We Are Back!
With permission from the CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, BCLT has restarted our community volunteer workdays! There are a few changes, now volunteers need to pre-register with us and our workdays are capped at 40 participants for the time being.
Our free public tours will be starting up again in July. For more information please call the office at 714-846-1001 or email Kim at Kim@BCLandTrust.org
Call to Action
Contained within the printed version of our Summer 2021 newsletter is a postcard to CDFW Director Charlton Bonham requesting that a dedicated CDFW Warden be assigned to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve to address the illegal actions that are damaging the habitats and wildlife that the Reserve was established to protect. If you did not receive a printed copy of the newsletter, you can take action by emailing Director Bonham at https://wildlife.ca.gov/Director/Email or send a letter to him at:
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Director Charlton Bonham
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090
We are asking our community to help us protect the birds and animals that depend on the safety of Bolsa Chica. The Reserve has seen a significant increase of people breaking the Reserve Rules by bringing bikes, dogs, and drones to Bolsa Chica, which scare and threaten the wildlife. A CDFW Warden dedicated to Bolsa Chica will be significant in addressing these behaviors and may help to prevent another tragedy like the Reserve experienced this Spring.
Every voice is needed, please contact Director Bonham and request a Warden at Bolsa Chica today. If you need more information, please contact our Executive Director, Kim Kolpin at Kim@bclandtrust.org and (714) 846-1001.