The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA) will be hosting an entirely web-based public meeting to describe the proposed Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Program. The webinar will begin at 6:30 PM on March 26th and can be accessed online at https://join.freeconferencecall.com/eric8346. Community members and stakeholders that join the webinar will hear details of the proposed Restoration Program and will also receive an update on the status of the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) via an online presentation provided by the LCWA.
This Draft Program EIR is the next step in the LCWA’s efforts to provide a comprehensive restoration framework for the Los Cerritos Wetlands. The draft document includes information and data from a series of technical reports designed to examine the various ways in which the potential restoration of Los Cerritos Wetlands could potentially impact the surrounding environment. The Program EIR has been under development throughout 2019 and early 2020.
Those that log in to the webinar will also learn about upcoming opportunities to provide comments to the document and will hear details about the process of document review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Participants will be able to ask questions of presenters during the webinar via chatroom messaging features. If this is your first webinar experience, be sure to access the web address before the meeting begins to ensure your device is properly linked with the appropriate page at https://join.freeconferencecall.com/eric8346.
Attendees will learn about upcoming opportunities to provide comments and will also hear information about the process of document review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
NFWF and NOAA Award $250K to Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority
On November 9, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) announced $28.9 million in grants through their 2018 National Coastal Resilience Fund. The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA), a joint powers authority comprised of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, California State Coastal Conservancy, and Cities of Long Beach and Seal Beach, was awarded a grant for $249,500. The LCWA is the largest landowner of the Los Cerritos Wetlands, a wetland system straddling the border of Long Beach and Seal Beach. This large sum will help to continue the planning effort currently underway for the entire wetlands complex.
The grant will help fund the Los Cerritos Wetlands Flood Control Planning and Restoration Project, which follows the completion of the LCWA’s Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) in early 2020. The LCWA will complete design plans to restore 500 acres of San Gabriel River floodplain and Los Cerritos Wetlands estuarine habitat. The project will develop a restoration plan to re-introduce San Gabriel River tidal circulation into the restored wetland.
This exciting development is just one of many in store for the Los Cerritos Wetlands as the planning for its restoration continues. To learn more about the LCWA and its plans for restoration, explore intoloscerritoswetlands.org.
The 1st Public Meeting Workshop to discuss the LCWA’s Environmental Impact Report is scheduled to occur on:
Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mary Wilson Library
707 Electric Ave, Seal Beach, CA 90740
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA) is proud to host the first public workshop for the next phase of restoration planning for Los Cerritos Wetlands at 6:00pm on March 28 at the Mary Wilson Library in Seal Beach. This phase will build on the previous work completed for the Conceptual Restoration Plan and will culminate in a Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
All are welcome to join this workshop to learn and share about this exciting process toward restoring the Los Cerritos Wetlands. This workshop is about wetlands and community, so be sure to invite your friends and neighbors. Beginning at 6 p.m., the LCWA’s consulting team spearheaded by Environmental Science Associates (ESA), will lead the public through a workshop intended to provide a refresher of previous efforts and an overview of the steps ahead. Additionally, an activity designed to solicit public feedback regarding public access has been planned.
This Program EIR is the next step in the LCWA’s efforts to provide a comprehensive restoration framework for the Los Cerritos Wetlands. Past work completed by the LCWA include identification of existing opportunities and constraints for restoration, public access and interpretation, and the Los Cerritos Wetlands Conceptual Restoration Plan (LCW CRP). The Final LCW CRP was adopted by the LCWA Board of Directors in August 2015.
Using information contained in the Final LCW CRP, this current exercise will design an optimized restoration design for the entire Los Cerritos Wetlands complex. This alternative will be studied, and potential impacts analyzed in the Program EIR.
We are proud to announce the Grand Opening Day event for the Zedler Marsh Trails on September 30th, 2017!
PUBLIC MEETINGS: OUR GOVERNING BOARD
NOTICE OF CANCELLATION: The public meeting of the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority scheduled for Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at 3:00pm is cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on February 10, 2016 at 1:30pm.
The LCWA is requesting proposals from qualified firms to provide consultant services for the following: Property Manager for the LCWA Properties, Implement and Administer Contracts, provide support for Grants and Program Coordinator services for the Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program. The objective of this solicitation is to select a firm that will work in partnership with the LCWA staff for oversight of the Los Cerritos Wetlands.
SUBMITTALS OF PROPOSAL:
Proposals must be received electronically in adobe acrobat format and emails must be received by MONDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2015 by 11:59pm to the following person.
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority is please to annouce the release of the Final Los Cerritos Wetlands Conceptual Restoration Plan.
The public is encouraged to download the entire document nearly 40MB, which may take up to 15 minutes to download by CLICKING HERE.
Or you may also upload the Final Conceptual Restoration Plan by copying the link and accessing this website https://moffattnichol.sharefile.com/d-s5edc182559840ab9