The Southern Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Project 

The Southern Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Project involves the restoration of tidal wetlands on 105-acres of the Los Cerritos Wetlands located in Seal Beach, California. The proposed project is the first to tier off from the Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Plan Final Programmatic Environmental Impact Report, certified in January 2021. The project will facilitate near term restoration of a range of wetland types extending from subtidal areas to upland transition areas. Once completed, this multi-benefit project will provide critical native tidal marsh and transitional habitat for migratory birds along the Pacific Flyway, remediate contaminated soil, provide access to tribal groups, and provide new public access opportunities in an urban area.

In 2021, planning to complete 65% restoration designs for the project area was initiated. Restoration planning will consider factors such as historical ecology, natural ecosystem processes, regional and socioeconomic needs, resiliency to sea level rise, and current biotic and abiotic conditions of the site. Project updates and information will be added to this page as progress is made on the technical studies, restoration design, public outreach, CEQA and permitting. The LCWA encourages public feedback to improve project design, so please join our mailing list and check back for updates!

To receive meeting information and updates by e-mail, join our mailing list by sending an “Add Me To The Mailing List” e-mail request to LCWA@tidalinfluence.com.

Grant funds for this project were provided by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, State Coastal Conservancy, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy, and the Henry W. and Ellen R. Warne Family Endowment Fund in partnership with the Orange County Community Fund and Coastal Quest. Thank you to our funders for your support!


Next Public Meeting to Discuss the Southern LCW Restoration Project: 

 

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at 6:30pm PST

Via Zoom  

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Save the date! On Tuesday, December 7, 2021, at 6:30 pm the LCWA will be hosting the first public meeting to discuss the Southern Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Project via Zoom videoconferencing. The project involves preparation of 65% restoration designs for tidal wetlands on 105-acres of the Los Cerritos Wetlands, located in Seal Beach, California. This site provides a rare opportunity in a highly urbanized region for large scale estuarine habitat restoration. The project involves preparation of technical studies, restoration designs, public outreach, CEQA and permitting.

Information regarding the planning process, baseline surveys, factors to consider for the basis of design, and next steps will be presented. The meeting will also include an opportunity for the public to comment on the project. Please see Zoom meeting information above.