Springtime at the Garden, Restoration in Long Beach and Other News

By May 3, 2019 Blog, Newsletter

Our Garden Is More Beautiful Than Ever

After the recent rainy season, the Coastkeeper Garden is blooming with life like never before. Now is the perfect time to enjoy the calmness and beauty of our free, eco-friendly garden. Join other “green thumbs” for our plant share on May 11 or get your hands dirty for our “Love Orange” volunteer event on May 18. Learn more about the garden.

Restoration Field Trip in Long Beach

Earlier this month, our restoration team took a group of high school students to the Colorado Lagoon in Long Beach to learn about the importance of wetlands and estuaries. The students learned about the native Olympia oyster, built oyster shell strings for use in restoration and tested water quality in the lagoon. Learn more about our restoration efforts.

The Fight Against Costly Desal Continues

For almost two decades, a costly and unnecessary desalination plant has been proposed for construction in Huntington Beach. The project would negatively affect the coastal ecosystem by killing marine life and polluting our ocean. According to a recent study, this $1.5 billion facility is not needed to supply us with drinking water. Orange County has multiple less expensive and harmful options for future water supplies. With new information on the proposed plant being released every month, get up to speed with all that’s happened so far in 2019 on our blog.

Kids Unite for Change in Huntington

On May 21, 1,350 elementary students from inland Orange County schools will arrive at Huntington State Beach to celebrate Kids Ocean Day. The children will pick up trash, learn about ocean pollution and form an impactful message through an aerial art photograph. Learn more about this annual tradition.