Facilitating the purchase of acreage for sale in Los Cerritos Wetlands.
Reconnecting and restoring the estuary remnants.
Providing a beautiful setting for generations of families to discover the wonders of this one-of-a-kind environment.
Permanently protecting this precious resource before it is gone forever.
The Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust for Long Beach and Seal Beach was incorporated in 2001 by dedicated individuals who grasped the vital importance of the Los Cerritos Wetlands and the urgency of saving and restoring what remained of this unique estuary. In the ensuing years, our organization and membership have grown. Today, we have upwards of 1,000 members. Our name and mission have become known to environmental groups and schools, the City of Long Beach and governing agencies of California, such as the California Coastal Commission, the Department of Fish & Game and the California Coastal Conservancy, as well as Federal agencies such as the Department of Fish & Wildlife and the Army Corps of Engineers. We are working with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA) and each of its entities—City of Long Beach, City of Seal Beach, Rivers and Mountains Conservancy and the California Coastal Conservancy—to restore recently acquired portions of the Los Cerritos Wetlands.
We have dedicated volunteers who donate their time to inform and educate about the Los Cerritos Wetlands at events throughout the year and tabling at our Farmers’ Markets and other local venues. This dedication has been indispensable in our efforts to raise funds to help defray legal costs incurred in the lawsuit to stop the proposed Home Depot project directly across the street from the Los Cerritos Wetlands.
Our members come from all walks of life and cover the age spectrum from Campfire Girls to college students to full-time careerists to retirees. Our common thread is our passion and determination to purchase, preserve, protect and restore the Los Cerritos Wetlands.Board of Directors:
Keith Simmons, President
Laurie Smith, Vice President
John Fries, Treasurer