Who We Are
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.
What We Do
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.
The Bolsa Chica Land Trust has initiated a new research program, inviting academic researchers to explore the many possibilities for investigative studies at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.
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‘Miracles of the Marsh’ Education Volunteers Needed!
General ‘Miracles of the Marsh’ Education Docent Volunteer
Do you love walking Bolsa Chica on weekday mornings? Have a passion for sharing your love of Bolsa Chica with the next generation?
Our ‘Miracles of the Marsh’ education docent volunteer opportunity is for you! Training begins in October. Join our dedicated and fun team as we educate our local 3rd graders to the wonders of Bolsa Chica. The children and teachers love to learn about this precious resource in the midst of our urban environment.
Volunteer ‘Miracles of the Marsh’ Docent Tour Coordinator
The on-site tours are structured in a way that reinforces what the students learned during the video presentation and workbooks. There are 3 main topics they learn about, and the kids are broken up into groups when they get off the bus. Once they are halfway through the tour, each group rotates through each topic station led by a dedicated docent (see photo above). As you can tell, the docents really get into it! To keep the fieldtrip on time, each station session is timed to ensure each group gets to visit each topic before heading back to the bus.
This year we need a special volunteer ‘Miracles of the Marsh’ docent tour coordinator to help with the tours! This position is NOT giving the tours, so you don’t have to know anything about the information taught on the tours like animals or history. This volunteer is responsible for making sure the supplies (binoculars, seating pads, etc.) are ready at the stations and that the docents stay on track during their sessions. Basically, it’s coordinating the docents and groups between the topic stations in a timely and smooth process.
Explore Bolsa Chica
Bolsa Chica’s Furry Residents By far the most visitors to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve (BCER) are here to see birds. It’s a world class birding site and well deserves its worldwide reputation. But the dry land parts of the Reserve are also home to mammal species characteristic of our region and essential to its…