Our Partners

The following organizations have stepped forward to provide assistance to the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority toward its goal of preserving and restoring the Wetlands. Click on the organization name to link to its website.

Aquarium of the Pacific

We’re fortunate to have one of the country’s great aquariums nearby, and to have it as a partner. Activities and resources of the Aquarium extend beyond exhibits and include the following:

  •  The Aquarium continues its once-a-month citizen science project to monitor a population of green sea turtles living in the San Gabriel River in Long Beach. The Aquarium has partnered with representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service, LCWA, Tidal Influence, and California State University, Long Beach for this project.
  • The Pacific Teacher Resources site states, ” Here you will find everything you might need to help you bring the ocean and hands-on science into your classroom.”
  • The Marine Conservation Research Institute connects the scientific community with the public by providing information about ocean-related issues and research.

El Dorado Audubon

El Dorado Audubon is a chapter of the National Audubon Society which meets at the El Dorado Nature Center in Long Beach.

The chapter conducts bird walks in the area that bring leaders to teach people about the importance of wetlands. Topics include history, plants, animals, and ecology; and stress the importance of the connectivity between the San Gabriel River, Los Cerritos Wetlands, Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge and Bolsa Chica Wetlands.

For more information visit the El Dorado Audubon website.

 Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust

The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust of Long Beach and Seal Beach is committed to:

  • Facilitating the purchase of acreage for sale in Los Cerritos Wetlands.
  • Reconnecting and restoring the estuary remnants.
  • Providing a beautiful setting for generations of families to discover the wonders of this one-of-a-kind environment.
  • Permanently protecting this precious resource before it is gone forever.

To accomplish those goals the Land Trust does or has done the following:

  • It conducts guided nature walks followed by habitat restoration in the wetlands on the first Saturday each month beginning at 8 am.. The public is welcome to participate. Click here to download a 2-page flyer with details.
  • It has donated funds to the LCWA Stewardship Program in order to continue the monthly public wetland restoration events through December 2014.
  • It has helped the LCWA achieve its mission of restoring wetlands by expanding the Stewardship Program into nearby sites such as the Colorado Lagoon.

Signal Hill Petroleum

Along with many other concerned partners Signal Hill Petroleum is working collaboratively to successfully implement the Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program and help return 66 acres of habitat to the wild. The Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program enlists thousands of volunteers to assist in a variety of activities for ongoing restoration projects around Zedler Marsh (Phase 1 LCWA property).

Signal Hill Petroleum provides critical resources and facilities for the Stewardship Program events hosted at Zedler Marsh. “We will continue to do our part and invite you to participate in one of these upcoming public restoration events.”

Southern California Wetlands Recovery Project (SCWRP)

SCWRP is a broad-based partnership, chaired by the California Resources Agency and supported by the State Coastal Conservancy, that has public agencies, non-profits, scientists, and local communities working cooperatively to acquire and restore rivers, streams, and wetlands in coastal southern California.

In 2011 SCWRP awarded $25,000 to the Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust for a project titled, “Zedler Marsh Meadows and Hellman Lowlands Restoration Project at Los Cerritos Wetlands.”

Tidal Influence, LLC

Tidal Influence is a Long Beach-based environmental advising group formed by Eric Zahn and Taylor Parker to study and document southern California’s coastal habitats. The chief mission of Tidal Influence is to assist agencies, municipalities, and local interest groups with attaining their  conservation goals. Tidal Influence’s principal focus is on coastal salt marshes.