Community Invited to Fourth Workshop Hosted by Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority Sept. 20

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The community is invited to attend a workshop to learn about the process of restoring the Los Cerritos Wetlands. The free workshop will be held on Thursday, September 20, at the Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, in Long Beach, from 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

“This workshop is a great way for the community to learn about and be actively involved in the future of the Los Cerritos Wetlands,” Mayor Bob Foster said.

The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA), made up 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, seeks to restore one of the few remaining significant restoration opportunities in Southern California. Currently the team is developing a Conceptual Restoration Plan to provide a long-term vision for the entire Los Cerritos Wetlands straddling the cities of Long Beach and Seal Beach.

“We’re making great progress on the conceptual restoration plan, thanks to the community joining us, rolling up their sleeves and working hard to help us restore the Los Cerritos Wetlands,” said Gary DeLong, Chair of the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority and 3rd District Councilmember.

In an effort to engage the community throughout the development of the Conceptual Restoration Plan, workshops are being held to solicit community input and to share findings made during the process. These workshops are rotated between the cities of Long Beach and Seal Beach. Three previous workshops have solicited areas of interest and importance from the community in an effort to develop a better vision for the Conceptual Restoration Plan. Two more workshops are planned.

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 that will include a brief presentation of the initial alternatives developed with input from previous workshops. The evening will conclude with a workshop activity designed to receive public comment.

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