Explore DeForest Wetlands Event 6/1/24

Public Transit

Long Beach Transit 61 buses run north/south on Atlantic every 20 minutes on Saturdays. Get off at Atlantic and Harding. The event is about a 10-minute walk west.

LBT 51 buses run north/south on Long Beach Boulevard every 20 minutes. Get off at Long Beach Boulevard and Ellis and walk 10 minutes north.

LBT 192 buses stop at South and Market and run every 40 minutes on Saturdays. Get off at South and Atlantic and walk 15 minutes west to the event.

Bike Bus

On Saturday, June 1, LB Utilities will be hosting the Explore DeForest Wetlands event from 9-1pm. We will be hosting a bike bus that will get attendees to and from the event, leaving in the morning to arrive at DeForest Park by 9:30am and returning from the park leaving at 1:00 pm.

We will start rolling at Reservoir Park at 8:52am and proceed to the stops in order (#1 to #6), and in the afternoon we’ll take the same route back.

If you’re interested in joining, make sure you air up your bike tires in advance as we will likely not have time (or manpower) to take care of flats while en route.

Feeder Ride

We’ll also have a separate feeder ride departing from Gaucho Beach at 9:00am and returning from the park at 1:00pm. This ride will be a straight shot with no intermediate stops. It will go up the LA River Path.

Event Info

Long Beach Utilities is partnering with community-based organizations and local non-profits to provide a free educational event at DeForest Park on Saturday, June 1st from 9 am-1 pm.

Activities will include:

  • Guided plant and wildlife tours 
  • Terracotta pot painting
  • Seed ball making
  • Guided poetry and art in nature
  • Wetlands exploration
  • Educational talks about our wetlands & watershed conservation
  • Free Native milkweed giveaway, register here: www.puentela.org…

Event Schedule:

  • 9 am – 9:30 am: Event begins, explore vendors and get snacks
  • 9:30 am – 10 am: 
    • Bike Bus arrives
    • Introductions
      • Land Acknowledgement
      • Poem
      • Musical Performance
  • 10 am – 10:45 am: Wetlands plant and wildlife tour
  • 10 am – 12pm­: Milkweed giveaway
  • 10:45 am – 11 am: Public Works LA River/Wetland tour
  • 11 am – 12 pm: Conservation presentations
  • 11 am – 1 pm: Live painting
  • 12 pm – 12:30 pm: Free raffle
  • 12 pm – 12:45 pm: Wetlands plants and wildlife tour
  • 12:45 am – 1 pm: Public Works LA River/Wetland tour
  • 1 pm: Event concludes, Bike Bus leaves

Event partners: California Climate Action Corps, Long Beach Parks Recreation and Marine, Long Beach Public Works, Safe Clean Water Program, Friends of the LA River, Rancho Los Cerritos, Conservation Corps of Long Beach, River Ambassadors Program, Litter Free Long Beach, Poet Nancy Woo, Musician Martin Espino, Painter Lainey Atwood, Car-Lite, Pedal Movement, Long Beach Community Compost, California Nursery, Future LB, Long Beach Office of Climate Action and Sustainability, Puente, Santa Monica Mountains Fund, Surfrider Foundation, Water Replenishment District, LB Recycles, Riverpark Coalition, LA River X.

For more information, call (562) 355-1300 or email [email protected].

For Car-Free ways to the event visit carlitelb.org.


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