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Long Beach residents will get another 34 acres of open space when officials cut the ribbon on the DeForest Wetlands Saturday morning.The new open space, just south of DeForest Park and next to the Los Angeles River, was once an overgrown illegal trash dump that has been converted to a river parkway with freshwater wetlands, trails and native plants. Redeveloping the wetlands cost $8.5 million – money that came from county, state and regional agencies – and is part of the city’s much larger RiverLink park master plan. The park, on land owned by Los Angeles County, is designated as passive recreational space, officials say – a place where visitors can bird watch, horseback ride or just walk around. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday at the park entrance, at Chestnut and DeForest avenues. Mayor Robert Garcia, councilmen Rex Richardson and Al Austin, and other city officials will be there. More information: 562-570-3150. (ng Beach officials to christen new wetlands park that was once the site of illegal trash dumping)
From Long Beach Public Schools:A group of environmentally considerate and creative Long Beach Middle School art students demonstrated the power to use passion and talent to create a meaningful masterpiece.As a local community effort, more than 42 National Junior Honor Society members, Long Beach High School students and various other environmental organizations took part in the International Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 16 on Riverside Boulevard in Long Beach. The beach cleanup initiative was coordinated by the City of Long Beach, Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center and art teacher Laura Swan's "Stewards of the Sea," assisted by Long Beach High School student Harry Murphy. It brought members of the community together to make an environmental study of the debris found on our shoreline. Litter in various forms was removed and registered carefully to help preserve the beach's natural beauty and cleanliness.The middle school art students were requested by Cousteau to take the efforts a step f...
Wayne Pearce, a hydrogeologist with Long Beach, Calif.-based SCS Engineers.Even when groundwater tests positive for cadmium and other naturally occurring metals, it can be difficult to determine human-caused impact versus impact from nature.A long history of sampling wells can help conclude if there have been changes over time that could be a red flag of contamination. Then, it should be determined whether cadmium is downgradient of the landfill and how those levels compare on the upgradient side.“Say groundwater flows from north to south, then the upgradient side of the landfill is north and the downgradient side is south. If cadmium is detected in a well on the south side, you should look at wells on the north side,” says Pearce. “In this case, if there are high cadmium concentrations downgradient from the landfill [south], but none is detected upgradient and it’s not naturally occurring in the water, then high concentrations could be the result of the landfill.”... (waste360)
Rockport seeking volunteers for beach cleanup Globe Correspondent The second annual event is schedule for Oct. 21 at Long Beach and Cape Hedge. By David Rattigan 20170922110000 -- CommentsPrintBy David Rattigan Globe Correspondent September 22, 2017The Rockport Conservation Commission is seeking volunteers for it’s second annual COASTSWEEP beach cleanup, scheduled for Oct. 21. This year, the local portion of the large-scale cleanup will take place at Long Beach and Cape Hedge. Last year, cleanups were held at Pebble Beach, Cape Hedge, and the Sandpiper Overlook property. The cleanup is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon, and volunteers are asked to come out for any length of time to help. For questions, contact Gerri Falco at firstname.lastname@example.org , Marianne Peters at email@example.com, or call the Conservation Commission at 978-546-5005. David Rattigan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Long Beach is calling all volunteers interested in helping with the annual statewide coastal spruce-up on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.Armed with gloves, bags and buckets, and a steward spirit, an estimated 60,000 volunteers will come out to about 900 locations throughout the state Saturday, Sept. 16, for California Coastal Cleanup Day. The annual event, in its 33rd year, results in hundreds of thousands of pounds of trash being plucked from beaches, lakes, creeks and parks to keep the refuse from getting to the ocean. In Long Beach, organized by the California Coastal Commission and the El Dorado Regional Park and Nature Center, cleanups are set at five local beaches with the goal of exceeding the nearly two tons of debris that were picked up last year. Joining in the effort as site captains are the Aquarium of the Pacific, Seal Beach Yacht Club, the Long Beach Marine Institute, and Clean LB.The locations are as follows: • Alamitos Bay Marina • Belmont Pier • Cherry Beach • The Penins... (Long Beach Press Telegram)