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Bolsa Chica – A Coastal Wetlands in Transition with David Pryor (Virtual Presentation)
May 19 @ 7:10 pm - 8:45 pm
The Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve is an approximately 1,300-acre coastal estuary. Habitats include open water, mudflats, salt marsh, coastal dunes, seabird nesting islands, riparian, and freshwater marsh. Like all other wetlands in Southern California, this area has been highly modified- diverted, drained, damned, flooded, shot, drilled, polluted, built out, and came very close to becoming another harbor. It is now in phases of restoration, preservation and protection as the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve and Marine Protected Area including some high-quality and rare resources in the aquatic, bird, and plant worlds with highly accessible trails and viewing opportunities. Come take a tour with Dave and get the inside scoop on the reserve and several plant and avian rarities found there.
David Pryor retired as the California State Parks, Manager of natural, cultural, and interpretive resources for Orange and San Diego Counties. He was responsible for 17-miles of coastal properties, and now works and plays in the Bolsa Chica area. Dave currently serves on both the Bolsa Chica Conservancy Board and our CNPS, Orange County Chapter Board.