O’Donnell’s Efforts Help Secure $500,000 Grant For Colorado Lagoon

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Councilmember Patrick O'Donnell

Patrick O’Donnell, a Long Beach City Councilman and Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) board member, has helped secure $500,000 of grant money to support the Colorado Lagoon Re-vegetation and Restoration Project. The project, as well as the effort to fund it, has been heavily supported by the Friends of the Colorado Lagoon (FOCL).

“I am happy to act as a voice for Long Beach on the RMC and to advocate for our local environmental projects,” O’Donnell said. O’Donnell grew up visiting the Colorado Lagoon and fully recognizes the importance of rehabilitating it. “The Colorado Lagoon is a jewel of recreational opportunity in Long Beach and the efforts to restore it by FOCL are to be commended.”

The grant awarded to the Friends of Colorado Lagoon will go toward Phases 2 and 3 of a project to revitalize the 18 acres of costal habitat that make up the lagoon area. For more information, call (562) 570-6918.

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