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May 1, 2008
A pedestrian bridge to the Bolsa Chica wetlands that would let tours and other visitors avoid walking through the daunting car traffic of Warner Avenue is finally headed to the California Coastal Commission for a permit May 7. The bridge should be approved, according to commission staff reports. Bolsa Chica-related groups had pushed for the bridge as a safety measure, but when the state came up with a grant for the project three years ago, costs outstripped available money.
FEATURES
March 4, 2010
The pedestrian bridge at the Bolsa Chica Mesa, which connects the mesa to the Bolsa Chica Conservancy parking lot on Warner Avenue, is scheduled to have its official grand opening this morning. State and local environmental groups, including the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, Amigos de Bolsa Chica and Bolsa Chica Conservancy, worked for seven years to raise money for the bridge. The steel structure, which cost more than $500,000, extends 145 feet and weighs about 70,000 pounds. The bridge was installed in January, but has not been open to the public yet. Its main purpose is to provide a safe walkway to children and other groups who had to walk alongside traffic to reach the mesa.
NEWS
December 19, 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. 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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2006
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. The center is free and open to the public and school groups from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
NEWS
April 10, 2003
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Independent. If you'd like information about getting your organization listed, call (714) 965-7170. Adult Day Services offers therapeutic programs for memory-impaired adults. Volunteers are needed to assist with group activities, clerical and reception work, board committees and advocacy. (714) 593-9630. Amigos de Bolsa Chica offers educational tours focusing on wetlands preservation. (714) 840-1575.
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FEATURES
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | March 11, 2010
Vic and I missed two big events recently. When the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy held its celebration of the opening of Magnolia Marsh to the ocean, Vic and I were out of town on a field trip with his natural history class. Gordon Smith and Gary Gorman have worked for decades to restore the wetlands in that end of town, and it’s wonderful to see such good progress. Our local coastal wetlands and the wildlife that depend upon them have greatly benefited from the ongoing efforts of that dedicated group.
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FEATURES
March 4, 2010
The pedestrian bridge at the Bolsa Chica Mesa, which connects the mesa to the Bolsa Chica Conservancy parking lot on Warner Avenue, is scheduled to have its official grand opening this morning. State and local environmental groups, including the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, Amigos de Bolsa Chica and Bolsa Chica Conservancy, worked for seven years to raise money for the bridge. The steel structure, which cost more than $500,000, extends 145 feet and weighs about 70,000 pounds. The bridge was installed in January, but has not been open to the public yet. Its main purpose is to provide a safe walkway to children and other groups who had to walk alongside traffic to reach the mesa.
NEWS
February 4, 2010
Jennifer Robins, a longtime member of the environmental nonprofit Amigos de Bolsa Chica, has been named the group’s new president through 2012. Robins served as vice president the last two years under President David Carlberg. She became involved with the environmental community as a college student in the 1970s, she said, and later became active with Sea & Sage Audubon Society. “I have some big shoes to fill as I look back at all the strong leaders who have served as president since 1976,” Robins said in an e-mail.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | January 6, 2010
A pedestrian bridge that will connect the Bolsa Chica Mesa to the parking lot by Warner Avenue is expected to arrive early next week and be installed Wednesday. The 145-foot bridge, which was paid for by the state, the Bolsa Chica Land Trust and other environmental groups, was scheduled to be delivered this week, but the California Wildlife Conservation Board was unable to secure a permit from the California Department of Transportation to transport the bridge from Arizona to California.
NEWS
January 4, 2010
The expected delivery of a pedestrian bridge that would connect the Bolsa Chica Mesa to the parking lot by Warner Avenue has been delayed, an official for the Bolsa Chica Land Trust said. The bridge, which was paid for by the state, the Land Trust and other environmental groups, was scheduled to be delivered tonight and installed by crane early Tuesday morning. However, Land Trust Restoration Coordinator Kim Kolpin said the state had postponed the delivery and the bridge might not arrive until next week.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | December 31, 2009
A long-awaited pedestrian bridge that will connect the Bolsa Chica Mesa to a parking lot on Warner Avenue is expected to be delivered by the state Monday. Flossie Horgan, the executive director of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, and Grace Adams, the executive director of the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, said the bridge should arrive in town late Monday and be installed by a crane Tuesday morning. The state has overseen the creation of the bridge, for which the Land Trust, the Conservancy and other groups contributed money.
NEWS
May 1, 2008
A pedestrian bridge to the Bolsa Chica wetlands that would let tours and other visitors avoid walking through the daunting car traffic of Warner Avenue is finally headed to the California Coastal Commission for a permit May 7. The bridge should be approved, according to commission staff reports. Bolsa Chica-related groups had pushed for the bridge as a safety measure, but when the state came up with a grant for the project three years ago, costs outstripped available money.
NEWS
By Michael Alexander | July 11, 2007
The Bolsa Chica Conservancy serves thousands of visitors a year who take its tours, feel sea creatures in its touch tank, and learn about wetlands ecology in its many classes. But a recent remodel to its Interpretive Center cost a lot, as will a planned bridge to get visitors there more safely. That's why county officials have come to the rescue. The conservancy and the Orange County Board of Supervisors announced a $400,000 grant to the organization last week. The money will fund improvements to the recently reopened Bolsa Chica Interpretive Center and help build a pedestrian bridge across Warner Avenue.
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