Bolsa Chica Land Trust

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Basic Information

Address: 5200 Warner Ave. Suite 108 Huntington Beach, CA
Phone Number: 714-846-1001
Director: Kim Kolpin

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Environment
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: No
Ages for Volunteer: all
Hours of Service: 9-12
Days of Service: First Sunday and third Saturday
Mission Statement:

The mission of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust is to acquire, restore and preserve the entire 1700 acres of the mesa, lowlands and wetlands of the Bolsa Chica, and to educate the public about this natural treasure.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We believed that one of the last standing wetlands ecosystems in Southern California is worth preserving for future generations.

Program History:

The Bolsa Chica Land Trust was formed in 1992 by a small group of Californians who believed that one of the last standing wetlands ecosystems in Southern California was worth preserving for future generations. The Land Trust now includes more than 5000 members from throughout California and twenty other states.

Part of the preservation goal was achieved with the sale of 880 acres of wetlands to the State Lands Commission in 1997. Another part was achieved in 2005 with the state's purchase of the lower bench of the Bolsa Chica mesa, 118 acres. However, there is still valuable upland habitat that could be lost to development, which the Land Trust continues to keep close watch on.


Stewards Habitat Restoration Program: The Stewards meet twice each month - the first Sunday and third Saturday- to restore native habitat at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve from the parking lot on Warner Ave and PCH. We plant and water native plants, remove non-native plants, pick up trash and other maintenance tasks. We invite the community to join us at 9:00am (till noon).

Bolsa Chica Land Trust Outreach: Come hang out at our table and help spread the word about the cool and important elements of Bolsa Chica! We meet at 10am on the third Sunday of every month at the south lot (off of PCH headed north right before Warner Ave. in Huntington Beach). We usually stay till about 2, but it is not mandatory to stay the whole time. Stay for an hour or longer, we just love your company!

Docents/Miracles of the Marsh Education Program: Become a tour docent to lead public tours and/or become a Miracles docent to educate 3rd grade students about the history and the ecosystem of Bolsa Chica in the classroom and at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve! All training provided.