Long Beach habitat restoration
The Port of Long Beach announced Tuesday that it is expanding its partnership with International Bird Rescue, a global expert in oiled wildlife emergencies and aquatic bird care, a partnership that was unofficially established during an animal cruelty case that made Southern California headlines earlier this year.
Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell – Photo from patrick-odonnell.com/
Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell announced today that work on the first of many community-identified improvements needed at the El Dorado Nature Center is set to begin.
The El Dorado Nature Center Native Plant Sale will take place October 27, 2012.
On Saturday, October 27, 2012 the El Dorado Nature Center will be brimming with California native plants for sale — just in time for outdoor fall planting.
Several restoration projects are under way at El Dorado Nature Center as part of the second phase of the El Dorado Nature Center Master Plan. The work includes habitat restoration, trail reinforcement at priority locations, and replacement of the pedestrian bridge that links the island to the trails.
The efforts to restore the Los Cerritos Wetlands took a significant step forward with the approval of a $450,000 grant to fund a Habitat Restoration and Public Access Conceptual Plan.
“This is a significant milestone for the restoration of the Los Cerritos Wetlands,” said Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority Chair and Long Beach Councilmember Gary DeLong.
Photo by Philip Bouchard
This weekend, rare and unusual California and Southwest native plants will be available for sale from the El Dorado Nature Center. The Native Plant Sale begins on Saturday, November 13, at 9:00 a.m.
The Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners approved a $1.3 million advance payment on December 14 to the City of Long Beach to help pay for the first phase of the Colorado Lagoon Restoration Project.
The Port’s Colorado Lagoon funding will help pay for the installation of devices to divert polluted runoff away from the lagoon and maintenance of the underground connection to Marine Stadium.