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ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS

September 04, 2003

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.

Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center at Warner Avenue and

Pacific Coast Highway features marine aquarium and displays about

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wetland plants, invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals,

ecology and restoration. The Center is free and open to the public

and school groups from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and

from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday and noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday. Service

Day is the last Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon at the

walkbridge. (714) 846-1114.

The Bolsa Chica Conservancy needs volunteers during nesting season

when they cannot pick up trash at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, but they

can volunteer to help with a sand dune restoration project.

Volunteers are needed on the conservancy's normal service day, the

last Saturday of the month, beginning May 31, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Groups may be scheduled for other days by calling the office. (714)

846-1114.

The Bolsa Chica Land 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

north-east of Pacific Coast Highway. Information: (562) 920-4215.

The Friends of Shipley Nature Center meet the first Saturday of

the month at the nature center in Huntington Beach Central Park to

help restore the area from 9 a.m. to noon. Please bring garden tools,

and closed-toe shoes. Free restoration tours are also offered on the

same day at 11 a.m. A docent training program will start in mid-May.

Information: (714) 963-1658.

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

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