The heart and soul of our preservation and education efforts
Stewards Restoration Project
*Now pre-registration is REQUIRED to volunteer and each event is limited to 40 volunteers*
The Stewards meet twice each month – the first Sunday and third Saturday- to restore native habitat at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. We invite the community to join us at 9:00am (till noon). Please call the office at (714) 846-1001 or email Beverley@bclandtrust.org if you have any questions. Volunteer slips are available for school credit.
The BCLT Stewards Growing Space Nursery- The purpose of this Growing Space is to support the Bolsa Chica Land Trust (BCLT) Stewards Habitat Restoration efforts, current and future, on the Lower Mesa at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Stewards and volunteers tend the plants on the weekdays and weekends on a flexible schedule. To volunteer at the Growing Space contact Beverley at Beverley@BCLandTrust.org to sign up.
You can learn more about the details about the Growing Space Plant Nursery here
Jr. Stewards Restoration Project
*See above about volunteering for habitat restoration events*
The Junior Stewards come out on the Bolsa Chica Stewards’ volunteer days – the third Saturday and first Sunday of each month – to help restore the Bolsa Chica Mesa. We meet at 9 a.m.
There also are occasional special events, field trips, and activities for Junior Stewards.
For more information on the Junior Stewards, contact Danny Hasheminejad, Jr. Stewards Coordinator, (Dannyh@bclandtrust.org)
Bolsa Chica Land Trust Outreach
Come hang out at our table and help spread the word about the cool and important elements of Bolsa Chica! We meet at 10am on the third Sunday of every month at the south lot (off of PCH headed north right before Warner Ave. in Huntington Beach). We usually stay till about 2, but it is not mandatory to stay the whole time. Stay for an hour or longer, we just love your company! For more information call us at 714-846-1001 or email Kim@BCLandTrust.org.
Docents/Miracles of the Marsh
“Miracles of the Marsh from Wetlands to Wildlife” is our elementary school education program which brings children from around Orange County and Long Beach to the Bolsa Chica for a walking tour in this living classroom. The program includes an extensive field guide for teachers, a power point presentation at each school prior to the field trip, and our docent-led tour of the Bolsa Chica with its emphasis on plant life, wildlife, history, and water quality. Thanks to our members’ generosity, the Trust is able to help with bus transportation costs.
Training begins in September. 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. For more information call the Land Trust office (714) 846-1001.
The Board of Directors extends a very enthusiastic “Thank You” to the thousands of friends who have volunteered their time and donated funds to the Land Trust since 1992. The Bolsa Chica Land Trust is a true grass roots organization that has relied on volunteers to maintain the organization and continue to make progress toward meeting the Trust’s mission – to acquire, preserve and restore all of the Bolsa Chica and the education of the public to its natural wonders and historical importance.
The work that remains is critical to achieving our goal. The Land Trust will continue to rely on YOU as we move forward in the coming years. There are Great volunteer opportunities to fit various age groups and interests. Check out the list of volunteer activities to see what bests fits your needs and contact us with your interests. We welcome and need your contribution!
- Beach Clean Up
Mondays 8:30 am – 9:30 am (rain cancels)
November – March
It’s fun, it’s beautiful, it’s great exercise, AND it helps the environment. Call our office for more information at (714) 846-1001.
- Newsletter Party
About every 3 months we put a call out for all helpers to assist with labeling newsletters. Many hands get the task completed in no time and there’s not too much to it. If you like an opportunity to combine a volunteer task along with a socializing activity with other Land Trust members, than your assistance would be greatly appreciated. There will be coffee and cookies waiting for you. Call the office at (714) 846-1001 or email Info@BCLandTrust.org to be placed on the contact list for the next mailing party.
- Growing Space
Please join us to tend our young native plants in our Growing Space (similar to a plant nursery). Contact Beverley@BCLandTrust.org for more information.