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Halo-What?

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-Education-News / 0 COMMENTS

Article By: Grace Adams & Ian McGregor Photos by: Ian McGregor What would happen if you watered your lawn or garden with saltwater? You’d have a really barren lawn! Have you ever wondered how the plants living at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, often submerged in salt water throughout the year, ...

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The Bolsa Chica Basin Inlet Is Ten Years Old!

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-Events-News / 0 COMMENTS

Article by: Kelly M. O’Reilly, California Department of Fish & Wildlife On August 24th, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the opening of the Bolsa Chica Basin Inlet. This historic event marked the reintroduction of seawater into the Bolsa Chica Lowlands after more than a century of being closed off ...

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Restoring Rabbit Island Overlook

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-Education-News / 0 COMMENTS

Photos & Article By: Jei Florentino The Bolsa Chica Conservancy conducts a plethora of restoration events in order to restore the wetlands. Although the Conservancy normally leads invasive plant removal, trash-pickup, and occasionally native plant installation events, we have also been working on a soil remediation project!   Those of ...

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Eyes On Nest Site Wraps Up the 2016 Season

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-Education-News / 0 COMMENTS

Article By: Jei Florentino & Ross Griswold Photos By: Ross Griswold Among the hundreds of bird species that call Bolsa Chica home are the endangered California Least Tern (Sternula antillarum browni) and threatened Western Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus). In collaboration with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife the ...

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Volunteer Spotlight: Terry Hill

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-News / 0 COMMENTS

Article By: Eric Paquette Each quarter, we like to shine the light on a volunteer who goes above and beyond the call of duty here at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy. Volunteers are the bread and butter of a non-profit organization, and without their can-do attitudes it would prove impossible for ...

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Science Word of the Season: Point Source vs Nonpoint Source Pollution

Posted on: Aug 24, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-Education-News / 0 COMMENTS

Article by: Ian McGregor The presence of pollution is, unfortunately, not an uncommon occurrence at Bolsa Chica. Though we are spared the big pollution events such as the recent oil spill in Santa Barbara, the animals and plants here still have to contend with a lot of trash that flows ...

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Boeing Visits Bolsa

Posted on: Aug 23, 2016 / Conservator Q3 2016-Events-News / 0 COMMENTS

Article By: Eric Paquette & Grace Adams In celebration of its 100th year anniversary, the Boeing Co. and 120 of its employees celebrated it with a day of service at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. On July 30th, Boeing employees gathered at the Conservancy’s Interpretive Center parking lot to commence ...

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Pacific Coast Dreamin’ Barefoot Ball to Benefit the Bolsa Chica Conservancy

Posted on: Jul 17, 2016 / Events-News / 0 COMMENTS

Over the past 26 years, the Bolsa Chica Conservancy has successfully raised more than $2 million. The funds raised have enabled the Conservancy to continue our vital, long-term study and quest for environmental education and conservation. The Conservancy hopes that you will join us in raising money to expand our programs that have benefited more ...

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Jammin’ at the Jetty – Surfing for Conservation

Posted on: Jul 15, 2016 / Education-Events-News / 0 COMMENTS

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AES Delivers A Surge Of Energy To The BCC

Posted on: Jun 14, 2016 / Conservator Q2 2016-Education-Events-News / 0 COMMENTS

By Donna Starr Small non-profit groups like the Bolsa Chica Conservancy (BCC) depend highly on their community of volunteers and partners. One such partnership that shines brightly is with the alliance between the BCC and AES Huntington Beach. Led by their President , Weikko Wirta, AES has helped fuel many ...

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