Coastkeeper and Sierra Club are inviting community members to join them on a 3-mile and approximately 3-hour tour of the Huntington Beach Wetlands, a seldom explored area of southeast Huntington Beach. Ray Hiemstra, associate director of programs at Orange County Coastkeeper, and Ginny Heringer, event organizer and tour leader for Sierra Club’s Angeles Chapter, will guide this easy-paced tour that includes Huntington State Beach Least Tern Natural Preserve and the Banning Ranch property. No RSVP necessary.
All of these sites are home to numerous species of birds and fish, and are a critical resource along the Orange County coast. Along the way, Ray Hiemstra and guest naturalists will describe how and why these areas came to be, the wildlife that lives there, and the looming development projects that threaten them. This amazingly beautiful and diverse ecological area is rarely visited, so don’t miss this opportunity to explore it! Come prepared: Bring water and wear sneakers.
Meet at the corner of Magnolia Street and Banning Street in Huntington Beach. Free street parking is available on Magnolia Street and adjacent streets.
The walking tour will take place Saturday, November 23, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
This article was released by Orange County Coastkeeper.