Thursday December 13th 2018 will long stand as the day the Coastal Commission heard the voice of the Long Beach community to approve the Los Cerritos Wetlands Oil Consolidation and Restoration Project and approved the Coastal Development Permit (CDP).  This monumental decision has enabled Long Beach’s long sought vision to own and restore the most valuable wetlands in Southern California.  By responsibly consolidating the existing oil operations out of the wetlands we are enabled to restore the wetlands and transfer them into public ownership.

This could not have been achieved without the strong voices of the public; mainly the Gabrieleno Band of Mission Indians – Kizh Nation, Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust, El Dorado Audubon, Audubon California, Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewards, Banning Ranch Conservancy, Bolsa Chica Land Trust, Aquatic Capital of America, Island Village Homeowners Association, Belmont Shore Business Association, Long Beach Chamber of Commerce, Los Cerritos Rancho Foundation, Orange County Coastkeepers, LA Waterkeepers, Long Beach Gray Panthers and all the individuals of the community.