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HUNTINGTON BEACH : Plans for Wetlands Will Be Discussed

The first public presentation of restoration plans for the Bolsa Chica wetlands will be made at a meeting Wednesday of the environmental organization Amigos de Bolsa Chica. The meeting is free. It will be at 7:30 p.m. in Room B-8 at the Civic Center, 2000 Main St.

Bolsa Chica, an unincorporated area immediately north of the city limits off Pacific Coast Highway, is Southern California’s largest wetlands. Its preservation was assured last year with a compromise agreement among the principal landowner, environmental groups and various branches of government.

Lorraine Faber, a board member of Amigos de Bolsa Chica, said the restoration plans to be discussed Wednesday night involve implementing the terms of the compromise agreement.

The featured speaker at the meeting will be Michael Josselyn, a professor at San Francisco State University who is a nationally recognized wetlands expert. Josselyn was the principal designer of the wetlands restoration project in Tiburon, in Northern California.

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For more information about the meeting, call Amigos de Bolsa Chica at (714) 897-7003.


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