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HUNTINGTON BEACH : Bolsa Chica Walking Trail Is Restored

September 21, 1993|ROBERT BARKER

The 1 1/2-mile walking trail at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve has been restored, just in time to make it more convenient for wetlands visitors coming to see returning ducks, geese, sandpipers and other migrating waterfowl.

Phil Smith, executive director of the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, said that about 60 members of the Arco corporate environmental remediation team have patched up the loop trail with about 13 cubic yards of decomposed granite. The trail had been heavily eroded during the rainy season and by subsequent use, Smith said.

Arco's Los Angeles-based team of engineers, attorneys and project managers also pulled out large numbers of plants that were threatening native wetlands vegetation, Smith said.

The Bolsa Chica Conservancy is active in research, education and restoration of the wetlands.

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