Keep Bolsa Chica Safe and Healthy for All

There has been an increase in visitors to the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve since the pandemic began. While the Amigos won’t be able to be at the wetland to give tours or lead trash cleanups – and explain the importance of healthy wetland habitat – for a while longer, we want to encourage everyone to act responsibly when they visit this fragile ecosystem. Remember, the Bolsa Chica is a Marine Protected Area, and fishing is allowed only near the bridge at Warner Avenue. If you see fishing or pollution, call CALTIP, 888-334-2258. While it may not prompt immediate response from a Fish & Wildlife Warden, it will help the department know what’s happening at Bolsa Chica. Enjoy your time in nature and remember the following:

  • Please stay on the trails. The mud is a fragile home to small creatures that birds and fish depend on. Snakes are often found in the rocks along the trails.
  • Do not litter. Please take your trash with you, especially any food scraps.
  • Do not feed the birds or any wild animal.
  • No bikes.
  • No dogs.
  • No drones.
  • No horses.
  • Continue to keep 6 feet of distance.
  • Wear a mask, if not for yourself then for others. It can be difficult to socially distance on the trail during busy times.

To report fishing, illegal dumping and other illegal activities, please call the California Department of Fish & Wildlife’s anonymous CALTIP hotline: 888-334-2258.