Cerritos Wetlands Restoration
Long Beach and Seal Beach along the San Gabriel River, Los Cerritos Channel and Alamitos Bay, once a 2400 acre
wetlands existed. There is an on-going effort to protect, aquire and restore the remaining wetlands.
Restoration conceptual plans are currently underway, click here for more info. Also see the Los Cerritos Wetlands page for more information.
Reconfigure the Long Beach Breakwater & bring back the waves
Long BEACH. Today we have no surf, emtpy beaches and polluted waters. There is an effort to reconfigure
the breakwater and restore the beach and surf. See these links for more information.
Surfrider Foundation, Long Beach Chapter on the benefits of reconfiguring the
Surfrider Foundation, Long Beach Chapter article on the Reconnaissance Study:
Gorman Wildflower Preserve
forgotten preservation effort. Proposal by UCLA college students to preserve the wildflower fields along Gorman Post
Road, Gorman CA. Their proposal included preservation of the wildflower fields and construction of a visitor's center.
The wildflower fields are threatened by the Gorman Post Ranch development and the Tejon Ranch developments of Centennial and
Tejon Mountain Village. Funding for an Environmental Impact Report is needed. Support of the project is needed. See
our Gorman Wildflowers page for more info or click here.
hotspot where four habitat regions join creating a unique environment of plants and animals. The background picture
on our site headers page shows the Tejon area hillsides in April bloom. The developments will go
forward but a large amount of land will become a new state park. The Pacific Crest Trail which currently circles around
Tejon Ranch will be realigned thru Tejon Ranch instead. See http://www.tejonpreserve.com/ and www.savetejonranch.org
for more information. To see pictures of the Tejon Ranch landscape which includes several lakes, seasonal
and year round streams, forests, desert, grassy plains, valleys, wildflowers...to name a few, go to http://www.tejonfilm.com/
Santiago Creek Watershed Preservation & Restoration Project
within the Santiago Creek Watershed include Limestone Canyon, Irvine Ranch Land Preserve, Black Star Canyon, Cleveland National
Forest Trubuco Ranger District, Irvine Regional Park, Irvine Lake, Santiago Oaks Regional Park, just to name a few.
A successful organization that preserves and restores natural habitat in beautiful Palos Verdes
Peninsula. Nice open space, trails and great ocean views at PV. Good information about their preserves, current
open space projects, activities and education at: http://www.pvplc.org/
California Wild and Scenic Rivers ActFrom Friends
of the River:
This act passed in 1972 to protect rivers with extraordinary scenic, recreational, fishing or wildlife
values and protected a number of wild and scenic rivers. Expanded several times since 1972 to protect additional rivers
and wilderness. Read more about the act here
at the Friends of the River
May 22, 2008, a new bill was just introduced, the Eastern Sierra and Northern San Gabriel Wild
Heritage Act, which will protect 52 miles of rivers and 476,000 wilderness acres--read more about this new
at the Friends of the River