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'Saving The Bolsa Chica Wetlands' Screening

  • Huntington Beach Central Library 7111 Talbert Avenue Huntington Beach, CA 92648 (map)


Amigos de Bolsa Chica, a nonprofit environmental organization based in Huntington Beach CA, is turning 40 this year and to celebrate such special occasion we have produced an inspiring short documentary film about the history of our organization and about the importance our the precious Bolsa Chica wetland, now an Ecological Reserve.  


SYNOPSIS: The story of the Amigos de Bolsa Chica is as rich as the land itself.  In 1976 a group of mothers, teachers, engineers, scientists and students banded together with a mission to protect 2,000 acres in Huntington Beach from being developed. What they didn't know is they would spend the next forty years of their lives fighting to restore the Bolsa Chica, one of the largest preserved coastal wetlands in North America. Today, with just 10% of California's coastal wetlands remaining, the Amigos look back at how, despite many obstacles, a group of ordinary citizens succeeded in carrying out an extraordinary mission. This inspiring true story raises a fundamental question - do we save nature, or does nature save us?

The show starts at 6 PM and will be followed by a Q&A with our award-winning filmmakers, Rita Baghdadi and Jeremiah Hammerling from Endless Eye Production Co.  Afterwards there will be a reception with live music, drinks and refreshments and more opportunities to meet with our filmmakers and to chat with Amigos members. This is a great opportunity to meet and network with fellow environmentalists, educators, scientists and volunteers.

 The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP.