- I currently serve as Vice-Chair of the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority (LCWA), which is a Joint Powers Authority made up of numerous government organizations with interest and jurisdiction over the wetlands. The Authority serves as the official organization that owns, manages and funds the purchase and restoration of the Los Cerritos Wetlands.
- Through the LCWA and the City Council I have worked hard to approve a restoration project that will allow the Authority to gain public ownership of 150 acres of wetlands in exchange for 5 acres of land. Getting this land, including Steamshovel Slough into public hands is a huge win for our community and finally sets us on a path to expanding this important natural habitat and open space.
- Definitely among our greatest accomplishments as Chair of the LCWA, Zedler Marsh is now the first part of the wetlands, which is open to the public and houses an outdoor classroom and a walking trail.
- Colorado Lagoon is also in the process of receiving significant improvements to its sustainability and importance as a native habitat for plants, birds, sealife, and other native species. With the creation of an open channel connecting the lagoon to tidal flow from Marine Stadium, the lagoon will see improvements to water quality and its usefulness as a wetlands habitat.
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