LCW Conceptual Restoration Workshop #4


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This is a presentation that was given by Eric Zahn and Taylor Parker of Tidal Influence for the Moffatt & Nichol consulting team in charge of the Conceptual Restoration Design for the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority. If you have questions or concerns, please email

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  • LCW Conceptual Restoration Workshop #4

    1. 1. Public Involvement Workshop September 20th, 2012
    2. 2. Public Involvement Workshop #4 Theme: Air Mascot: Belding’s Savannah Sparrow Color: White• Workshop Goal: – Discuss conceptual restoration design alternatives• Workshop Objectives: – Update on Conceptual Restoration Plan’s progress – Describe initial restoration design alternatives – Perform workshop activity to generate feedback on restoration design alternatives• Workshop Groundrules
    3. 3. Public Involvement Workshop #4 Workshop Outline1. Conceptual Restoration Plan Progress Update - Overview of Conceptual Restoration Plan progress & scope2. Summary of Previous Workshops3. Public Feedback Activity – Present graphics of 6 ‘screening’ restoration design alternatives – Participants provide written feedback on ‘screening’ alternatives4. Next Steps -Review of workshop -Next workshop topics, time, and location
    4. 4. Conceptual Restoration Plan Progress UpdatePlanning Process1. Collect data on existing conditions2. Compile and analyze opportunities and constraints to restoration3. Meet with the Public to brainstorm potential restoration alternatives4. Determine preliminary restoration alternatives5. Meet with Technical Advisory Committee and Public to identify final alternatives6. Analyze each of the final restoration alternatives7. Work with all stakeholders to determine the preferred restoration alternative
    5. 5. Project Site
    6. 6. Los Cerritos Wetlands AuthorityIn February of 2006, a joint powers agreement was adopted among the:Rivers & Mountains Conservancy, State Coastal Conservancy, & Cities of Long Beach & Seal Beach =These agencies comprise the project’s Steering Committee
    7. 7. Project Organization Chart Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority: Project Manager Steering Committee: RMC, Coastal Conservancy, Cities of Seal and Long Beach Community Technical AdvisoryStakeholders Committee Public Staff fromInvolvement Applicable Public Plan Agencies Consulting Team
    8. 8. Project Scope• Develop conceptual restoration plan for Los Cerritos Wetlands• 2 year long project• Regular meetings with the Technical Advisory Committee• Public involvement workshops through Spring 2013
    9. 9. Public Involvement Workshop Summary
    10. 10. Summary of Public Involvement Workshop #1 Theme: Spirit Mascot: Wandering Skipper butterfly Color: Yellow• Workshop Goal was: Introduce the project to the community and receive initial feedback on public interests and concerns• Workshop Objectives were: – Discuss Los Cerritos Wetlands’ natural history – Introduce the LCWA and consulting team members – Introduced preliminary project goals and objectives – Exhibit a road-map for Public Involvement Plan – Perform activity to collect feedback on community values and vision – Introduce stakeholder email database and project website – Inform participants of next workshop date• Workshop Activity Results were…
    11. 11. Workshop #1 Activity Results • 40/75 attendees completed the workshop questionnaire • 38% of participants live less than 1 mile away• 51% live 1-5 miles away• 61% had visited LCW through the LCWA’s stewardship program• 51% enjoy hiking or walking around the wetlands• 52% value the natural and open space of the wetlands• 35% would like to see increased tidal influence to the site• 88% have visited Bolsa Chica Wetlands
    12. 12. Summary of Public Involvement Workshop #2 Theme: Earth Mascot: Southern Tarplant Color: Green• Workshop Goal was: Review the Los Cerritos Wetlands baseline data collected• Workshop Objectives were: – Present findings from Hydrology Report, Watersheds Report, and Habitat Assessment Report – Discuss the urban setting of Los Cerritos Wetlands and the Opportunities and Constraints to Restoration and Public Access – Launch LCW Conceptual Restoration Plan Website – Perform activity to collect community feedback on baseline data• Workshop Feedback Activity results were…
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    14. 14. Workshop #2 Activity Results Overall Responses to Feedback Activity for Workshop #2 General Ranking Raw Numbers Raw numbers/Total Wow! This station’s information iscomprehensive and it is exciting to see thisdata finally compiled. My comments reflect 70 82% what I liked most about this station.Interesting! This station’s information isexcellent, but there are a coupleshortcomings that could be investigated 13 15%further. My comments express the data gapsthat I observed.Unimpressed! The information displayed atthis station is not complete and there remainnoticeable opportunities for growth. In my 2 2%comments I have described the areas thatcould be improved upon.
    15. 15. Summary of Public Involvement Workshop #3 Theme: Water Mascot: Pacific Green Sea Turtle Color: Blue• Workshop Goal was: Initiate development of Conceptual Restoration Alternative Designs• Workshop Objectives were: – Update Conceptual Restoration Plan’s progress – Introduce Conceptual Restoration Alternative design process – Perform workshop activity to initiate discussion of potential restoration alternatives• Workshop Feedback Activity results were…
    16. 16. Workshop #3 Activity Now we want to work on developing preliminary concepts for restoration alternatives with you We encourage you to use the maps in front of you and:1. Use the Green Marker to outline areas you think need Lots of Restoration Attention2. Use the Blue Marker to outline areas you think need Less Restoration Attention3.Use the Red Marker to outline areas you think need Little Restoration Attention Use the pens on the table to explain the “bubbles” you have created and describe what your vision is.
    17. 17. Workshop #3Activity Results
    18. 18. Incorporation of Workshop #3 Activity Results Questions?
    19. 19. Workshop #4 Feedback Activity Provide feedback on the 6 restoration design alternatives that have been developed We invite you to visit the rendering of each screening alternative that are set up inside the Watershed Classroom1. Sea Level Rise Adaptation Min Touch Watershed Exhibit2. Sea Level Rise Adaptation Max Touch3. Habitat Connectivity Min Touch4. Habitat Connectivity Max Touch5. Habitat Diversity Min Touch6. Habitat Diversity Max Touch Each station offers an interactive way to provide feedback on thealternatives. A member of the consulting team will be at each station to answer questions and collect feedback.
    20. 20. Screening AlternativesThings to Keep in mind: 1) There are three themes 2) Each theme has a Minimum vs. Maximum touch 3) These are screening alternatives from which 3 preferred alternatives will be created 4) Your feedback on the creative ideas being presented will help drive this process Sea Level Rise Adaptation Habitat Habitat Current +2 feet Connectivity Diversity MinTouch MaxTouch
    21. 21. Oil infrastructure retained Terrestrial Corridors
    22. 22. Terrestrial Corridors
    23. 23. Brackish Marsh Oil infrastructure retained Restored Uplands
    24. 24. Large amount of fill material removed Removed Eastern Levee Freshwater input Restored Uplands Large amount of fill material removed
    25. 25. Workshop Activity Feedback Directions
    26. 26. Public Involvement: Tentative Workshop Schedule# Date Location1 November 10th, 2011 Seal Beach Senior Center2 March 8th, 2012 Aquarium of the Pacific3 May 10th, 2012 Seal Beach Senior Center4 September 20th, 2012 Aquarium of the Pacific5 January 31st, 2013 Seal Beach Senior Center6 April 18th, 2013 Aquarium of the Pacific
    27. 27. Public Involvement Workshop #5 Theme: Fire Mascot: Coulter’s Goldfield Color: Red• Workshop Goal: – Present 3 preferred conceptual restoration designs• Workshop Objectives: – Update on Conceptual Restoration Plan’s progress – Share 3 preferred conceptual restoration designs – Perform workshop activity to generate feedback on restoration design alternatives• Workshop Groundrules
    28. 28. Next Steps• Review comments and feedback on 6 Screening Alternatives• Incorporate feedback and make edits to screening alternatives• Develop 3 preferred restoration alternatives• Conduct the 5th Public Workshop and present the 3 preferred restoration alternatives
    29. 29. Closing / Leave Behind Final Questions? Final Questions? or Contact: