Residents Meet Up for Annual Dominguez Gap Wetlands Guided Tour
2012-04-19 · By Editor
The Fifth Annual Dominguez Gap Wetlands Guided Tour will be hosted by the Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance ( WANA ) on Sunday, April 22. Come see spectacular displays of California native wild flowers and bring your camera and binoculars for bird watching.
The Dominguez Gap Wetlands were officially opened to the public in May 2008. Located along the Los Angeles River south of Del Amo Boulevard, Dominguez Gap connects with DeForest Park. Here is some information from Long Beach Natural Areas: (Also be sure to check out the blog for some gorgeous photos!)
These wetlands aren’t at all natural–they were constructed and serve a variety of purposes. Specifically, the wetlands are designed to treat stormwater (removing nutrients and metals before it enters the LA River and the Pacific Ocean. It will also help recharge the groundwater in the area. In addition, the wetland provides habitat for wildlife. And wetland-dependent wildlife is desparate for real estate in southern LA County!
Registration starts at 3:45, All tours begin at 4:00 with the longest tour ending around 6:00. Meet at the southern entrance across from 4062 Del Mar Avenue, north of San Antonio Road past Los Cerritos Park. Refreshments will be served at the shaded pavilion located at the south end of the wetlands.
For more information, contact Joan Greenwood at ( 562 ) 355 – 8679 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.