Monday, November 15, 2010

Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Garden Sunday

This coming Sunday, November 21st, we will be meeting in the Ralph's Parking lot at Marina Pacifica at 8.30am (I know, it's early for a Sunday) to get to Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens in Claremont by 10am for a guided tour. The gardens are beautiful and an amazing demonstration of the unique plant life we have here in Southern California ( We will be carpooling so please RSVP at and say whether you can drive or not. Admission is as follows: Members: Free; Adults: $8; Seniors (65+): $6; Students w/ valid ID: $6; Children aged 3-12: $4. We should be back in Long Beach by mid afternoon.

Monday, November 8, 2010

October Minutes


October 28th, 2010

The meeting was called to order by Taylor Parker at 7:10 p.m.

In attendance –

Tiffany Chen, Dorothy Kimmeny, Bruce Monroe, Mary Parcell, Chris Ward, Taylor Parker, Kerry Martin, Joe Weinstein, Jill Brennan,


EcoLink—Taylor Parker

Discussion of field trip to Ortega Highway and next field trip to be decided. 2011 Planning meeting set for EcoLink set for November 15th at Viento y Agua at 6pm.

Office of Sustainability—Jill Brennan

Discussion of planting of riparian plants along channel in El Dorado Regional Park. Discussion of Oktoberfest in El Dorado Park and its effect of cutting off bird access to the ponds.

El Dorado Audubon—Kerry Martin

Discussion of the stream restoration and upcoming nature center events, including “Out of the Wild and into Your Garden.” The Nature Center also has a lot of Native Plants leftover from their plant sale.

El Dorado Audubon-Mary Parcell

Discussion of El Dorado Audubon activities. October talk is “Birds of the Eastern Sierra.”

Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust-Mary Parcell

Discussion of Land Trust activities. Important Coastal Commission meeting is November 19th in Santa Monica regarding the 2H land scraping in the Los Cerritos Wetlands conservation area.

CSULB Environmental Club – Tiffany Chen

Discussion of the club and the past week’s Eco Week. Details of EcoWeek: Panel to talk about Environmental Jobs & Issues, 30 vendors, screedned ‘Tapped,’ sustainability and politics conference, and a Belmont Shore cleanup on Saturday the 30th.

GreenLB – Tiffany Chen

Discussion of GreenLB’s activities. Members Harvest Potluck - Sunday November 14th at 430 1st St. @ 5pm. Starting January there will be regular meetings to plan Green LB festival.

Surfrider– Bruce Monroe

Discussion of the Plan B 4.0. Discussion of Rise Above Plastic, a prototype project putting retrievable trash into the San Gabriel River to see where the trash goes and then alerting volunteers through various media after a large rain event.

Green Party – Dorothy Kimmeny

Discussion of the Green Party activities and upcoming elections. Discussion of ‘No on 23.’

Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program – Taylor Parker

Discussion of community-based restoration.

Friends of Colorado Lagoon-Taylor Parker

Discussion of restoration and closing of FOCL’s education program.

Next Field Trip: November 21st – Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens