Huntington Beach Wetlands Acquisitions (3)

Location: Orange County

Project Type: Acquisition

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: tidal wetlands

Date Completed: 2003

Cost: $3,503,066

Area Affected: 81.6 acres

Assembly District: 74

Senate District: 37

Congressional District: 48

Project Lead/Grantee:
Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy

This project helped the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy acquire three key wetland parcels in Orange County.

-Edison Acquisition: Acquired a 20-acre parcel of the Huntington Beach wetlands adjacent to the power plant.

-Piccirelli Acquisition: Acquired 45 acres of the Huntington Beach wetlands located on either side of Magnolia Avenue.

-Brookhurst Marsh Acquisition: Acquired the final 16.6 acres of Brookhurst Marsh wetlands at the Huntington Beach wetlands complex.

The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy, with the help of the California Coastal Conservancy, completed the acquisition of an additional 45 acres of coastal wetlands with the purchase of the property. These purchase, which had been a goal of the Conservancy for the past twenty years, closed in June of this year, 2003. The Conservancy now owns all of the wetlands between Magnolia and the power plant, the “Magnolia Marsh.” The Conservancy owns most of the land between Brookhurst and Magnolia, the “Brookhurst Marsh,” but there is still approximately 16.5 acres that it is trying to
acquire. The land is currently owned by the University of California. The Conservancy is negotiating with the University and is hopeful it will be able to purchase this remaining parcel.