What: Turtle Trek
When: Saturday, December 7th, 2013 at 8:00AM until 10:0AM
Where: Los Cerritos Wetlands. Meet us in the driveway near 1st street and PCH. You may park in the driveway.
Our walk begins with a brief orientation to our wetlands.We will walk along 2nd street to the bridge and look for sea turtles. For part of our tour we will view and discuss the Zedler marsh eco-system while keeping an eye out for local wildlife. Part of our walk will take us through the Signal Hill Petroleum oil operations where we will talk about the history of oil operations and their impact on the wetlands.We will wrap up our walk by hiking along Calloway marsh, taking the PCH bridge over to the western levee and walking past newly acquired city owned wetlands past the Pumpkin Patch, land swap property and campground marsh.
We will complete our walk by heading back along the access to the parking. Bring binoculars, if you have them; we will observe many different kinds of interesting wildlife.
For more information or to RSVP email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 714/357-8576.
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust is proud to partner with local biologists and environmental educators Taylor Parker and Eric Zahn. Founders of the environmental consulting group, Tidal Influence, Eric and Taylor are well-known for their love of Los Cerritos Wetlands and their knowledge of the animals and plant life found there.
Eric and Taylor will be leading us (and you too, we hope) on one of our tours of Los Cerritos Wetlands, one that will take us to the San Gabriel River, along the bridge that crosses the river at PCH, and then through Zedler Marsh, Calloway Marsh, up to Westminster, across the river to the western levee, returning past the Pumpkin Patch and back to our meeting place. This tour will provide a view of the scope of the wetlands that most of us have not seen.It is a little known fact that, due to the warm water discharged by the AES and Haynes power plants, a portion of the river has been attracting green sea turtles. At the same time we are apprehensive about the effect of the artificially warm water on native sea life, we cannot help but be excited that these wonderful sea turtles have decided to take up residence in our local wetlands!
Come on the tour with us this Saturday and learn more about the interesting plants and animals that depend on Los Cerritos Wetlands, and how a restored and flourishing habitat area will be an even better resource for animals and people alike.
Hope to see you on Saturday!
Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust
P.S. For a clearer idea of where to meet and where we will be hiking, check out this informational flyer
or check out our listing in LimeLightLB.com.
Some savvy folks who care about Los Cerritos Wetlands have created for us a Facebook profile, and it is an easy way to stay up-to-date on the latest news about our local wetlands and share that information with Facebook friends. Plus, there are some really cool photos and links you can check out too.
So if you are a fan of Facebook and of Los Cerritos Wetlands, please take a moment to "like" Save Los Cerritos Wetlands.
Zedler Marsh is a special spot for those of us who care about Los Cerritos Wetlands. It's the site of the first official clean-up of Los Cerritos Wetlands and embodies both the reality and the vision for our local wetlands. The reality is that Zedler Marsh (named after famed salt-marsh biologist Joy Zedler) is degraded and has limited ocean water flow. And yet, despite all it has been through, Zedler Marsh is slowly coming back to be the diverse habitat area it once was. That is because of all the restoration work going on out at the marsh, which includes (as needed) removing all the trash and refuse that flows down the San Gabriel River from inland areas and ends up in Zedler Marsh. We invite you to be a part of history by participating in the 7th annual Zedler Marsh Clean-Up, which will be on Friday, December 13th, from 11am to 1pm.
For further information about how to sign up to help at the Zedler Marsh clean-up, send an email email@example.com. Hope to see you there!