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Amigos de Bolsa Chica...

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

October 31, 2002

ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

Amigos de Bolsa Chica

offers free public tours from 9 to 10:30 a.m. the first Saturday

of each month at the pedestrian bridge at the Bolsa Chica wetlands on

Pacific Coast Highway across from Bolsa Chica State Beach. (714)

840-1575.

The Bolsa Chica Land

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Trust and the Sierra Club pass out information on the Bolsa Chica

from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the third Sunday of each month in the parking

lot on Pacific Coast Highway, one mile south of Warner Avenue in

Huntington Beach.

The Bolsa Chica

Stewards needs help with its native planting project at the Bolsa

Chica Ecological Reserve. The group plants native plants, removes

non-native vegetation, grooms trails, collects trash and waters new

plants. The group meets at 9 a.m. every third Saturday of the month

at the Warner Avenue parking lot just northeast of Pacific Coast

Highway. Information: (714) 920-4215.

The Huntington Beach

Tree Society, which works for the planting and preservation of

trees in the city, will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. the third Wednesday

of each month at the Huntington Beach Central Library, downstairs

near the coffee shop, 7111 Talbert Ave. Jean Nagy, (714) 564-1396.

The Preservation Society

of Huntington Dog Beach has monthly clean up days at Dog Beach.

Information: (714) 841-8644 or visit the Web site at

www.dogbeach.org.

PARKS

Edison Community

Center Park, Magnolia Street and Hamilton Avenue. (714) 960-8870.

Includes two lighted baseball fields, four lighted basketball courts,

a community building, six handball courts, a picnic area including

barbecue facilities, playground, restroom facilities, four lighted

tennis courts and one volleyball court.

Greer Park, McFadden

Avenue near Goldenwest Street. (714) 536-5486. Includes one

lighted baseball field, one basketball court, playground and lake.

Huntington Central Park,

with entrances on Edwards, Goldenwest and Gothard streets and

Slater Avenue. (714) 960-8847. This 300-acre park includes a fishing

lake, paved paths, equestrian trail, fitness course, horseshoe pits,

disc golf course, picnic areas and two cafes. Local plants and live

reptiles are displayed at the nature center. The park also includes

the Adventure Playground for kids.

Murdy Community Park, Norma Drive and Goldenwest Street. (714)

960-8895. Includes two lighted baseball fields, four lighted

basketball courts, a community building, a soccer and football field,

a picnic area including barbecue facilities, a playground, restroom

facilities, four lighted tennis courts, game room, horseshoe pits and

meeting rooms.

Oak View Center Park,

Oak Lane south of Warner Avenue. (714) 960-8858. Includes two

basketball courts, a community building, picnic area, playground,

restroom facilities, a gymnasium and a game room.

Worthy Community Park, 17th and Main streets. (714) 536-5486.

Includes two lighted baseball fields, two lighted basketball courts,

lighted handball and racquetball court, picnic area, playground and

restroom facilities.

Adventure Playground,

in Huntington Central Park at Goldenwest Street and Talbert

Avenue. (714) 842-7442. Children ages 7 to 12 can use hammers, nails

and saws to help build treehouses with donated wood. There's also a

rafting pond, a rope bridge, tire swings and a mud slide. For safety

reasons, children younger than 8 must be supervised by an adult, and

everyone must wear shoes. Open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through

Saturday, June through late August.

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