Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority

This website is the home for the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority’s (LCWA) conservation of wetlands in the East Long Beach and North Seal Beach area, straddling the border of Los Angeles County and Orange County in southern California. The conservation area of Los Cerritos Wetlands as identified by the LCWA comprises approximately 500 acres on both sides of the San Gabriel River. The LCWA is a joint powers authority made up of the State Coastal Conservancy, the Rivers and Mountains Conservancy and the cities of Long Beach and Seal Beach and currently owns approximately 170 acres of Los Cerritos Wetlands.

In addition to owning wetlands property, the LCWA has commissioned a Conceptual Restoration Plan of the conservation area, a final version of The Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration Plan, certified the Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Project, and continues to host the Community–Based Stewardship Program in partnership with many local supporters, and encourages citizen–science and student–based research to further understand the precious coastal resource of Los Cerritos Wetlands. The public is encouraged to explore the website to stay up to date on the latest board meeting information, project documentation, stewardship information, and view public meeting recordings.

The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA) has released answers to questions received by the 5/31/24 deadline for the Coastal Restoration and Stewardship Services RFQ released on May 17, 2024. Questions and answers can be viewed here.

The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA) has released this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Southern Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Project Support Services on May 17, 2024.

Proposals are due by June 17, 2024 by 5pm to Chad Oberly, LCWA Project Manager at coberly@rmc.ca.gov. The RFQ is available at this link.

The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA) has released this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) for the Southern Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Project Support Services on December 8th, 2023.

Proposals are due by January 10, 2024 by 5pm to Salian Garcia, LCWA Project Manager at sgarcia@rmc.ca.gov. The RFQ is available at this link. Response to questions received can be found here.

A Request for Proposals (RFP) has been released on November 3rd, 2023 for Final Design and Construction Support for the Southern Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Project. 

Proposals are due to Salian Garcia, LCWA Project Manager at sgarcia@rmc.ca.gov by 6:00pm, December 1st, 2023. The RFP is available at this link. Questions regarding the RFP should be made in writing to Eric Zahn at eric@tidalinfluence.com no later than 11:59pm, November 13, 2023.


The Initial Study /Mitigated Negative Declaration has been released on April 10, 2023. Please see the Notice of Intent for more details or click this link.

Comments on the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration: The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority requests any comments you may have on the IS/MND during a 30-day review period, which commences on April 10, 2023, and ends on May 10, 2023. Please submit any comments you may have in writing (letter or e-mail) by the end date listed above to: Salian Garcia c/o Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority at 100 N. Old San Gabriel Canyon Road Azusa, CA 91702 or LCWA@tidalinfluence.com

Click Here for the Notice of Intent


Public Meeting for the Southern Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Project

The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority is pleased to host the third public meeting virtually to discuss the Southern Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Project and discuss the related environmental analysis document, as required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).The meeting will be held via Zoom on April 27th from 6:00pm-7:30pm.

Use the link below to access the meeting:

Zoom Call Information

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This public meeting will include a presentation of the restoration design, and discussion of the CEQA Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND). The LCWA and members of the consultant team will also be providing a brief summary of the prior public meeting and sharing information on next steps in the process. There will be several opportunities throughout the meeting to ask questions. Additionally, and in its capacity as Lead Agency under CEQA, the LCWA is releasing an IS/MND analyzing the potential impacts of the Project. The IS/MND are available for a 30-day public comment period beginning April 10, 2023 and ending May 10, 2023.

We are excited to share this information with as many people as possible, so be sure to invite your friends and neighbors.

Our Office is Open

As of July 1st, 2021 our office will be open for normal business operations. Office hours are from 8am to 5pm Monday through Thursday excluding holidays. Offices are also open from 8am to 4:30pm every other Friday. Please call 626-815-1019 or email sgee@rmc.ca.gov for additional information.

For information on the latest on COVID-19 and how to protect yourself and your family, please visit the California Department of Public Health’s COVID-19 webpage.

Access the Agenda and LCWA staff reports that will be used at the next board meeting by clicking HERE.

Coastal wetlands in southern California are an increasingly rare refuge and Los Cerritos is home to several threatened and endangered plant and animal species. Southern Tarplant, Coulter’s Goldfields, Lewis’s Evening Primrose, and California Boxthorns are some of the floral species that have resiliently stood their ground over the years. The open water areas of Los Cerritos are foraging grounds for the California Least Terns and the Pacific Green Sea Turtles, while the inter and supra tidal areas are also home to several populations of Belding’s Savannah Sparrows.

The efforts of the LCWA and our partners are to intermingle the concerns of the special status species and other wetlands denizens that call Los Cerritos home with the many people in the surrounding urban area that value the habitat for recreation, research and education. Our hope is that you too will enjoy the shared resource and come into Los Cerritos Wetlands with us.