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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: May 5, 2009

A Guide to Community Based Habitat Restoration

By California Coastal Commission on 5/5/2009

California Coastal Commission to Hold Habitat Restoration Workshop at City of Long Beach District 3 Field Office near Colorado Lagoon

What:

Digging In: A Guide to Community-Based Habitat Restoration gives local volunteers, concerned citizens, and grassroots organizations the tools and information they need to get a habitat restoration program up and running. Attendants receive a free copy of Digging In and a networking contact list. The basics of restoration, including the development of simple coastal restoration projects and community engagement strategies-- as well as common pitfalls-- will be discussed.

When:

Thursday, May 14, from 1pm to 5pm. Restoration site tour will follow workshop.

Where:

The conference room at the City of Long Beach District 3 Field Office, 340 Nieto Avenue Long Beach, California 90814. This office is adjacent to the Colorado Lagoon Restoration area.

Why:

“This guide is written as the spring-board to launch motivated individuals towards developing successful volunteer-based coastal restoration projects,” says author Kristina Finstad. “Amazing work can be done with the support of your community; it's just a matter of understanding the basics, which Digging In presents with an easy-to-read, easy-to-implement format. In the end, you'll find you've restored more than just the land, you restore yourself in the process.”

How:

To register for this FREE workshop, please contact Kristina Finstad: phone icon(831) 464-1527. Space is limited and preregistration is required.

Who:

Digging In: A Guide to Community-Based Habitat Restoration is the latest publication from the Community-Based Habitat Restoration and Education Program -- a program of the California Coastal Commission and the Tides Center. For more information and to download the guide, please visit the California Coastal Commission Public Education Program’s website at www.coast4u.org.

Contact:

Kristina Finstad, Marine Education Project Workshop Coordinator, phone icon(831) 464-1527

Christiane Parry, Program Manager phone icon (415) 904-5208 or phone icon(510) 387-2140 cell

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