Aquarium restarts in-person program to help restore local wetlands every first Saturday

Photo credit required: Cassandra Davis / Aquarium of the Pacific

The Aquarium of the Pacific hosts a monthly habitat restoration event at the Los Cerritos Wetlands. The Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program is working to restore 66 acres of wetlands owned by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority. The program’s ongoing restorative activities have included removing non-native plants, planting native plants, collecting seeds from rare plants for later use, and collecting trash. Restoring local wetlands helps the animals that rely on them for habitat, like amphibians, reptiles, and birds.

These events are led by trained naturalists and local educators, offering an opportunity for people to learn more about the Los Cerritos Wetlands, while getting hands-on involvement with the restoration. Everyone is welcome to participate. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Closed-toe shoes are required. Hat and sunscreen are recommended. Drinking water will be provided, but this is a plastic water bottle-free event. Please bring a reusable water bottle.

WHEN: Saturdays, August 7, September 4, October 2, November 6, and December 4, 2021, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

WHERE: Participants will be greeted by Los Cerritos Wetlands staff at the corner of Pacific Coast Hwy and 1st Street in Seal Beach. Arriving around 10:15 a.m. is recommended.

COST: FREE. No reservations are required.

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.

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