Long Beach wildlife

Free Youth Fishing Derby at El Dorado Park November 22

eldorado-fishing-derby Join Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine, the Daniel Hernandez Youth Foundation and California Department of Fish and Wildlife for a free Youth Fishing Derby on Saturday, November 22. El Dorado Park is located at 7550 E Spring Street.

Port of Long Beach PHOTOGALLERY Exhibit Opens Saturday

Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Photo courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. A gala reception Saturday, Oct. 4, will kick off a month-long art exhibition showcasing the Port of Long Beach in images captured by professional and amateur photographers. The show, “Port of Long Beach PHOTOGALLERY,” will be held at the Liberty Gallery and Event Space, 6-10 p.m., at 435 Alamitos Ave., in conjunction with Long Beach Arts Month.

Port of Long Beach Contributes $20,000 to Support Rescue of Local Birds

polb-bird-rescue 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.

Rabid Skunk Discovered in Long Beach

skunk The City of Long Beach Health Officer reminds residents to vaccinate their pets and avoid contact with wild animals following confirmation of a case of rabies. The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (LBDHHS) confirmed a skunk found on Thursday, June 26, 2014 in the 90815 area of Long Beach tested positive for rabies.

Port to Donate $5,000 Towards Care of Mutilated Pelican

polb-pelican-injury The Port of Long Beach will donate $5,000 for the surgical and rehabilitative care of a California brown pelican found recently on the shoreline in Long Beach with a slashed pouch, a wound thought to be caused by someone with a knife or other sharp object.

El Dorado Duck Pond Unveils Winged Wonders Project

winged-wonders-eldorado Most people can tell the difference between a Mallard, Canada Goose, and a Mute Swan, but what about the myriad of other winged wonders that frequent the lakes, ponds, and wetlands of the City of Long Beach? The Winged Wonders banner project at the El Dorado Park Duck Pond will help visitors identify the various feathered residents while also offering information about each bird’s diet and song or call.

O’Donnell Announces Improvements at El Dorado Nature Center Set to Begin

Councilmember Patrick O’Donnell - Photo from patrick-odonnell.com/ 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.

Volunteers Needed to Help Monitor Sea Turtles in the San Gabriel River

Volunteer project to monitor green see turtles Volunteers will help monitor a population of green sea turtles. Photo by Claire Atkinson The Aquarium of the Pacific has organized a citizen science project to monitor a population of green sea turtles living in the San Gabriel River in Long Beach.

Stay Safe! Tips for Avoiding Coyote Conflict

Coyote safety tips Never run from a coyote. Keep eye contact and move toward other people. Coyotes are part of the natural habitat in California, and they are increasingly adept at searching for food in cities because their natural habitat has increasingly been encroached by development.

Long Beach in the Running for Gold Medal Parks Award

National Gold Medal Awards   The competition for the Gold Medal Award is fierce. Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine is one of four finalists in the category for cities with more than 250,000 residents. Photo taken at El Dorado Park West by Keith Lewis.

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