The Bolsa Chica Conservancy has selected the Port of Long Beach (Port) for its 2019 Conservator of the Year Award based on the Port’s leadership and commitment to lessening its carbon footprint, protecting wildlife, and the environment through green policies and strategies to create the most efficient and sustainable seaport. The Award will be presented to the Port at the Conservancy’s annual Barefoot Ball on Saturday, June 22nd at The Waterfront Beach Resort, A Hilton Hotel. “We are proud to be named Conservator of the Year by the Bolsa Chica Conservancy,” said Tracy Egoscue, President of the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners. Egoscue continued, “with our commitment to environmental stewardship, the Port of Long Beach leads the goods movement industry in pursuing a zero-emissions future and other cutting-edge goals to reduce our impact on people, wildlife and the world.”
The Port of Long Beach has been committed to environmental protection for the past twenty years and adopted its Green Port Policy in 2005. Its five guiding principles include protecting the community, distinguishing the Port as an environmental leader, promoting sustainability, employing the best available technology and engaging and educating the community. Led by the five member Board of Harbor Commissioners and Executive Director Mario Cordero, the Port is on track for a green future, completing the most aggressive capital improvement program in the nation and creating the world’s most modern, efficient and sustainable seaport. In 2018, the Port was named the “Best Green Seaport” in the world, thanks to its record of environmental stewardship, achieving dramatic improvements in air, water and sediment quality in the Port. “The Port of Long Beach has a long, historic connection to the Bolsa Chica wetlands, investing funds to restore tidal flow, creating one of the most successful wetlands restoration projects in the state of California,” said Grace Adams, Bolsa Chica Conservancy Executive Director. “The Bolsa Chica Conservancy recognizes the Port’s leadership and significant contributions to conserve wildlife, air, water, soils, the community and overall sustainability,” Adams added.
For more information on the 2019 Pacific Coast Dreamin’ Barefoot Ball, contact Grace Adams at 714.846.1114