PRESS RELEASE

City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

4/9/2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 040921
Subject:
Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine Wetland Warriors Cleanup Program Resumes April 17
Seeks community volunteers to participate
Contact:
Jane Grobaty
562.570.3233
Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine




Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine (PRM) El Dorado Nature Center will resume its Wetland Warriors Volunteer Program on Saturday, April 17, and is seeking community volunteers to participate in the cleanup.

Only 5% of California’s once vast coastal wetlands remain today, and volunteering just two hours of time can save wildlife. The Wetland Warriors Program, one of several long-standing PRM volunteer opportunities that community members can participate in, provides an opportunity for the community to help protect the critical habitat at Golden Shore Marine Biological Reserve, located next to 101 Golden Shore Avenue. 

The cleanup event will be held Saturday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to noon. 

Spaces are limited and advance volunteer registration is required. To register, interested parties may call 562.570.1749 up to within 48 hours before the event. Same day in-person registration will not be accepted. Individuals must sign a COVID-19 volunteer waiver on site before participating. Additional details will be provided upon registration.

Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes; gloves and trash bags will be provided. While volunteering, all in-person program COVID-19 safety protocols must be maintained, including the use of face coverings, physical distancing and sanitization practices, in accordance with the State’s Guidance for Campgrounds and Other Outdoor Recreation.

In the event of rain, the cleanup will be canceled.

The Wetland Warriors Program has been postponed this past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic however, due to the current status of decreased COVID-19 cases and increases in people vaccinated in Long Beach, the program is now resuming its normal schedule, which will take place on the third Saturday of every month. 

Media inquiries can be directed to Jane Grobaty, Community Information Officer, 562.570.3233, Jane.Grobaty@longbeach.gov.