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About Us

flock of birds flying over wetlandsThe Bolsa Chica Land Trust was formed in 1992 by a small group of Californians who believed that one of the last standing wetland ecosystems in Southern California was worth preserving for future generations. The Land Trust now includes more than 5000 members from throughout California and twenty other states.

Today we are the preeminent organization dedicated to supporting the thriving Ecological Reserve and sacred cultural site at Bolsa Chica, that is a distinguished model for sustainability, coastal resiliency, and community engagement.

On the edge of a dense urban setting, Bolsa Chica faces many threats from pollution, invasive species, and the consequences of climate change and sea-level rise.  The Bolsa Chica Land Trust continues to work diligently to protect, preserve, restore, educate, and advocate for Bolsa Chica’s future.

Our Mission

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.

Our Vision

Through our community-based programs and projects, outreach and advocacy, and nurturing strong community and government support, the Bolsa Chica Land Trust’s vision of a thriving, healthy and sustainable ecosystem for the entire Bolsa Chica is assured.

Our Impact

30,000+ volunteers
have helped restore the Mesa

30,000+ 3rd graders
educated by the Miracles of the Marsh program

100,000+ CA native plants
from over 15 species planted for habitat restoration

Photo: Jane Lazarz

Board of Directors and Staff
Our History
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Our Location

Bolsa Chica Land Trust
5200 Warner Avenue #108
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Bolsa Chica Land Trust is a 501(c)3 Nonprofit

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