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Aquarium Hosts Monthly Habitat Restoration at Los Cerritos Wetlands

The public is invited to help local wildlife.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Restoration Volunteers

Los Cerritos Wetlands restoration volunteers.

May 4, 2016

The Aquarium of the Pacific, in conjunction with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship program, is working to restore 66 acres of wetlands. The public can help with restorative activities, including removing non-native plants, collecting seeds from rare plants for later use, and picking up trash. The event is led by trained naturalists and local educators. This opportunity allows local citizens to learn more about the Los Cerritos Wetlands. Adults and families are welcome to participate, and the event is free with no registration required.

Environmental restorations have proved vital in returning the wetlands to a thriving state and providing habitat for the many animals and plants call the Los Cerritos Wetlands home. Birds such as the California least tern, great blue heron, and brown pelican reside in the wetlands, and toads, snakes, frogs, and many insects also can be found in this ecosystem. Participants are eligible to win a free ticket to the Aquarium and other prizes.

This free event occurs on the first Saturday of every month from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Participants will be met and greeted by Los Cerritos Wetlands staff at the corner of Pacific Coast Highway and 1st Street in Seal Beach. Arriving around 10:15 a.m. is recommended. The wetlands are wildlands, so please dress accordingly. Closed-toe shoes are required. Hats and sunscreen are recommended. Drinking water will be provided, but this is a plastic water bottle-free event. Please bring a reusable water bottle.