The Bolsa Chica Land Trust held a press conference to announce
their organization successfully raised $75,000 to build a new walkbridge
near Warner Avenue connecting the
Wetlands Interpretive Center to the largest portion of the
wetlands. Update: The bridge was built by May 2008.
began with a special thank you to Madison Makoff who is a 7 year
old girl that gave the first contribution to the campaign of
$601 on May 2nd, 2007 from birthday gifts. Chuck And Barbara
Steel presented a $25,000 check and Howard Makler, John Trommald
and Rochelle Pazanti donated money to help the Bolsa Chica Land
Trust meet their goal.
In addition to the major financial donors at the event, Gerald
Chapman, President of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, Flossie Horgan,
Executive Director of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust, Bolsa Chica
Land Trust members, Eileen Murphy, Julie Bixby, Carrie Thomas,
Former Huntington Beach Mayor Connie Boardman and Huntington Beach
City Council Member Keith Bohr (seen at
Jr. Lifeguard Pancake Breakfast, the
opening of restaurant Ra Sushi,
officiating Surfers Hall of Fame, attending
Surfing Walk of Fame, at the City of Huntington Beach
Rose Garden Ceremony,
Surfing Sundays) attended. Matt Liffering, host Of Surf
City Highlights on Channel 3 also attended.
State Assemblyman Jim Silva was instrumental in getting this
project going with a representative from Silva's office
presenting an award for the success in meeting goals.
In addition to officials at
the event, Huntington Beach Kiwanis members Bob Slater and Chris
MacDonald represented their club, which is a volunteer community
organization that recently featured a presentation by Flossie
Horgan, who spoke about the
efforts at their meeting.
If you have any questions about this new walkbridge, or would
like to contribute, call Flossie Horgan at: (714) 846-1001.
Note: This recent effort to
connect the learning center facility to the walking trails is
but one in a series of victories accomplished through
volunteerism. It is also one more connection that exemplifies
strong support for the
ecosystems that are being lost. In August 2006 the
tidal inlet officially opened, connecting the wetlands to
the ocean in Huntington Beach