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November 12, 2009
The Bolsa Chica Conservancy plans to hold a public workshop Saturday to get residents’ input on the Education and Restoration Center to be built in the Harriett M. Wieder Regional Park. The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved an option agreement and lease in March with the conservancy and OC Parks. As part of the agreement, the conservancy will construct the Education and Restoration Center next to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Possible plans for the facility include multipurpose exhibit halls, classrooms, laboratories for hands-on science activities, viewing decks and native gardens.
NEWS
September 5, 2002
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Huntington Beach Independent, 18682 Beach Blvd., Suite 160, Huntington Beach, CA 92648; fax to (714) 965-7174; call (714) 965-7176 or e-mail hbindy@latimes.com. Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. A complete listing may be found at www.hbindy.com. SATURDAY Amigos de Bolsa Chica will host a free wetlands tour. Groups will leave every 15 to 20 minutes between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and jackets to the bridge at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.
NEWS
September 24, 2009
What a show of community support! Nearly 600 volunteers took part in the annual Coastal Cleanup Day at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve on Saturday. In collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Game, the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, along with the Amigos de Bolsa Chica and the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, organized and fielded volunteers of all ages and walks of life to remove 13 tons of trash, debris and invasive, noxious plants from the Bolsa Chica. Removal of these items helps preserve Bolsa Chica, and helps protect the waterways by minimizing pollution and mitigating nonnative plants that choke the growth of native vegetation that are vital to the Bolsa Chica ecosystem.
NEWS
From the Los Angeles Times | December 24, 2012
Authorities in Huntington Beach pulled a Mitsubishi Lancer from the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve on Monday morning. No one was found inside the car nor in the water in the area. The airbags in the car had deployed. A passerby noticed the car in the shallow water off the road about 6:50 a.m. and called authorities. Huntington Beach lifeguards and firefighters searched the water and found no bodies in the area south of Warner Avenue on Pacific Coast Highway. "It's not a weekly occurrence, but it happens several times a year," said Huntington Police Department Lt. Brian Seitz.
NEWS
March 5, 2014
The Bolsa Chica Conservancy is seeking volunteers for its Eyes on Nest Sites public education and outreach program. The program incorporates wildlife observation and monitoring of the endangered California least tern and threatened Western snowy plover nest sites at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. The birds are threatened because of high losses of coastal strand habitat, which acts as nesting grounds. Volunteers are needed to help collect data and monitor these species. They will also educate visitors while on duty.
NEWS
May 22, 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 wetland plants, invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles, mammals, ecology and restoration.
NEWS
April 7, 2005
TODAY A Basic and Advanced Coastal Navigation course will be held by the United States Coast Guard at 6 p.m. Thursdays at BoatsUS, 16390 Pacific Coast Highway. The basic class costs $65 and will consist of seven two-hour sessions, ending May 12. The advanced class costs $85 and will consist of 12 two-hour sessions, ending June 16. Information: (714) 840-0232. The Huntington Beach Motivated Networkers, a group for business professionals, will meet at 7:30 a.m. at Huff's Restaurant, 7148 Edinger Ave. Information: (714)
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March 5, 2014
The Bolsa Chica Conservancy is seeking volunteers for its Eyes on Nest Sites public education and outreach program. The program incorporates wildlife observation and monitoring of the endangered California least tern and threatened Western snowy plover nest sites at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. The birds are threatened because of high losses of coastal strand habitat, which acts as nesting grounds. Volunteers are needed to help collect data and monitor these species. They will also educate visitors while on duty.
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NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | July 2, 2013
With a measuring tape and notepad in hand, Gordon Smith jotted down the size of the windows at the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy building. The chairman of the nonprofit is looking to install some transparent vinyl veneers on the windows as part of the creation of an interpretive center at the facility, at Newland Street and Pacific Coast Highway. The building's 1,700-square-foot bare meeting room is on its way to being converted to a learning area, much like the one at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy interpretive center.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | March 20, 2013
He didn't expect to be staring at his computer screen for hours on end, but Brian Pavloff caught himself doing just that. Pavloff, president of Variable Speed Solutions in Huntington Beach, had just finished working on a web camera project for the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Even before it started broadcasting live online on March 11, he couldn't help but stop and stare at his screen. "I never watch webcams in any length. And then after this project, all of a sudden I find it sitting next to me at night and I can't look away and I'm constantly going back to it," he said.
NEWS
From the Los Angeles Times | December 24, 2012
Authorities in Huntington Beach pulled a Mitsubishi Lancer from the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve on Monday morning. No one was found inside the car nor in the water in the area. The airbags in the car had deployed. A passerby noticed the car in the shallow water off the road about 6:50 a.m. and called authorities. Huntington Beach lifeguards and firefighters searched the water and found no bodies in the area south of Warner Avenue on Pacific Coast Highway. "It's not a weekly occurrence, but it happens several times a year," said Huntington Police Department Lt. Brian Seitz.
FEATURES
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | December 31, 2009
Lou and I had hoped to be able to end 2009 on a celebratory note: The new footbridge at the north end of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve had been scheduled to be installed by today. But numerous deadlines over the past month had been established and then bypassed. The latest word we have is that installation will now happen in the first week of January. The concrete footings have been in place for many weeks — actually, several months now. What’s holding things up is completion of the fabrication of the steel span itself.
NEWS
November 12, 2009
The Bolsa Chica Conservancy plans to hold a public workshop Saturday to get residents’ input on the Education and Restoration Center to be built in the Harriett M. Wieder Regional Park. The Orange County Board of Supervisors approved an option agreement and lease in March with the conservancy and OC Parks. As part of the agreement, the conservancy will construct the Education and Restoration Center next to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Possible plans for the facility include multipurpose exhibit halls, classrooms, laboratories for hands-on science activities, viewing decks and native gardens.
NEWS
September 24, 2009
What a show of community support! Nearly 600 volunteers took part in the annual Coastal Cleanup Day at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve on Saturday. In collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Game, the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, along with the Amigos de Bolsa Chica and the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, organized and fielded volunteers of all ages and walks of life to remove 13 tons of trash, debris and invasive, noxious plants from the Bolsa Chica. Removal of these items helps preserve Bolsa Chica, and helps protect the waterways by minimizing pollution and mitigating nonnative plants that choke the growth of native vegetation that are vital to the Bolsa Chica ecosystem.
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