Community-based Habitat Restoration Volunteer Events
Restoring Bolsa Chica one steward at a time
Please email Beverley at Beverley@BCLandTrust.org or call the office at 714-846-1001 with any questions.
The Bolsa Chica Stewards – the Restoration Team of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust – have been holding community-based habitat restoration volunteer events at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve for 25 years! In cooperation with the California Department of Fish & Wildlife, the Bolsa Chica Stewards have planted over 38,000 drought tolerant, CA native plants with the help of more than 17,000 volunteers from 80 different schools and community organizations. Restoring the mesa to a native habitat is important for the native wildlife that call Bolsa Chica home.
We invite the public to join us twice a month starting at 9:00am from the North Parking Lot at the corner of PCH and Warner Avenue. Our planting season is October through April; during the rest of the year we care for the new plants, remove non-native plants, pick up trash, and other maintenance tasks.
Come on out and help us heal our local environment!
Our number one priority is the safety of volunteers, Stewards, and staff. Therefore, we will implement the following protocols and follow all CDC, CA, Orange County and CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Covid-19 requirements and recommendations.
Limit to 40 volunteers per event. Registration is required to participate.
- When: The first Sunday and third Saturday of every month; 9am-noon.
- Where: The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve North Parking Lot (3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, CA).
- Age limit: We recommend volunteers be at least 5 years old. All minors under 14 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian at all times.
- REQUIRED Registration: Register on BCLT’s Online Portal, and sign up for volunteer events. By signing up, you are digitally signing our waiver form (full waiver is available on the portal). Families can use one account (add family members under your profile/username), but must sign up individual family members for each event.
- What to wear: Closed-toed shoes are required. We suggest you wear long pants, clothes that can get dirty, sunscreen, and a hat. Masks are optional.
- What to bring: Garden gloves and a filled reusable water bottle.
Please arrive on time to sign in on-site. Parking across the street is pay-to-park, but there is free parking in our lot (but often fills fast), PCH, and behind the gas station. Keep in mind it can take around 10 minutes to walk if you park off-site.
If you are feeling sick, please stay home and do not participate.
We will provide instruction, hand sanitizer, tools, extra supplies including water and individually packaged snacks. On a rare occasion, volunteers event may be cancelled because of rain.