On April 22, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day, the Bolsa Chica Land Trust was honored to receive a special Congressional Record by our Congressman Harley Rouda to commemorate our decades of work to protect and restore the environment at Bolsa Chica. We are fortunate to have a Congressperson who values our amazing natural resources – our beaches, wetlands, open spaces, and natural landscapes here in Orange County, and who is also working on addressing sea-level rise projected impacts and other urban impacts to our wild open spaces and communities.
The hard work BCLT has put in to save and restore Bolsa Chica over the past 27 years has transformed this coastal landscape from badly damaged oil fields and abused farmland to habitats that serve more than 230+ bird species each year. We successfully fought off a 5,000 home housing development and defended the Coastal Act. The work continues, as it still takes a great deal of effort to restore and maintain this beautiful mosaic of habitats, especially now that we need to make them sustainable and resilient for the years to come. We are thankful to have Congressman Rouda’s support as we enthusiastically work for Bolsa Chica’s future.