Zedler Marsh Meadows and Hellman Lowlands Restoration at Los Cerritos Wetlands

Location: Orange County

Project Type: Restoration

Status: Completed

Habitat Type: Exotics Control, Interpretive/Education, Tidal Wetland

Cost: $25,000

Project Lead/Grantee: Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust

Project Lead Website: www.lcwlandtrust.org/

This project expanded the community-based restoration efforts at Los Cerritos Wetlands to the newly purchased Hellman Ranch Lowlands, while restoring the plant community in 6 acres of alkali meadow in the Zedler Marsh restoration area. This work will be incorporated into a public program focused on wetlands education, community outreach, stewardship and conservation for the continued and long-term preservation and enhancement of the Los Cerritos Wetlands. The project will install coastal wetlands vegetation, control non-native plant species, remove thousands of pounds of debris, conserve rare plant populations, propagate wetlands plant species, and introduce non-traditional environmental constituents to these urban wetlands.