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Please join us for a Wetlands Cleanup at Seal Beach National Wildlife Refuge (SBNWR) in Seal Beach, California.

WHO:  All people who care about our coastal wetlands!

WHEN:  Saturday, October 14th from 8am to noon.

WHERE: Parking will be provided just inside the gate at the northwest end of the visitor parking lot off Phillips Street.

WHY:  There is a Naval Base that surrounds the wetlands, and it is only opened-up once a year for volunteers to do a cleanup. This is our once-a-year opportunity! Let’s grab it!

WHAT TO BRING: They will supply bags for trash and water for us to drink. You’ll need to bring your own gloves.  ODA will have some trash-picker-uppers.

Plastics in Seal Beach Refuge


We look forward to making a positive impact for these precious wetlands. These 965 acres serve as a critical habitat and winter stopover for many birds along the Pacific Coast migratory route (aka the Pacific Flyway). Among the birds found at the SBNWR refuge are great blue herons and three endangered species: California clapper rail, California least tern, and Belding’s Savannah sparrow.

Together, let’s make these birds’ habitat a much cleaner, healthier place for them to call home!

It’s not required to RSVP, but we’d love to know if you are coming: