Residents Invited to Attend Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority Community Workshop

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community workshopThe Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA) brings together multiple agencies to restore the Los Cerritos Wetlands, one of the few remaining significant restoration opportunities in Southern California. The LCWA is comprised of the City of Long Beach, the City of Seal Beach, the State Coastal Conservancy and the Lower Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers and Mountains Conservancy. Currently the team is developing a Conceptual Restoration Plan to provide a long-term vision for the entire Los Cerritos Wetlands.

“As we get deeper into the development of our Los Cerritos Wetlands Conceptual Restoration Plan, it is exciting to see the opportunities and constraints emerge,” says Mayor Bob Foster. “I’m delighted to see the community actively engaged in this entire process and contribute to the future of the Los Cerritos Wetlands.”

Throughout the development of this Conceptual Restoration Plan community workshops are being held to solicit community input and to provide updates on the findings made throughout the process. Workshop locations are rotated between the cities of Long Beach and Seal Beach.

“We are approximately half way through the development of this conceptual restoration plan,” says Gary DeLong, Chair of the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority and 3rd District Councilmember. “The community’s input is essential and we look forward to further developing the goals and objectives for the Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Project at this next community meeting on May 10.”

The third community workshop will be held Thursday, May 10 at the Seal Beach Senior Center at 707 Electric Avenue in Seal Beach, California from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. All are welcome to attend the workshop designed to inform the public about the process of restoring the Los Cerritos Wetlands.

Moffatt & Nichol, the LCWA’s consultant for the Conceptual Restoration Plan, will facilitate the workshop in collaboration with the team of experts selected to develop this plan. Participants can expect an update of the Conceptual Restoration Plan’s progress, view a presentation of some of the opportunities and constraints of the Conceptual Restoration Plan, and help with development of restoration alternatives for the Los Cerritos Wetlands. The evening will conclude with a workshop activity that builds upon the community’s values as identified at the previous two workshops.

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