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Public Involvement WorkshopPublic Involvement WorkshopApril 18April 18thth, 2013, 2013
• Workshop Goal:– Present 3 conceptual restoration designs• Workshop Objectives:– Update on Conceptual Restoration Plan’s ...
Public Involvement Workshop #5 Workshop Outline1. Conceptual Restoration Plan Progress Update- Overview of Conceptual Rest...
Conceptual Restoration Plan Progress UpdatePlanning Process1. Collect data on existing conditions2. Compile and analyze op...
Land Ownership of Entire LCW ComplexStudebaker LLC
In February of 2006, a joint powers agreement wasadopted among the:Rivers & Mountains Conservancy, State Coastal Conservan...
Project Organization ChartConsulting TeamCommunityStakeholdersPublicInvolvementPlanTechnical AdvisoryCommitteeStaff fromAp...
Project Scope• Develop conceptual restoration plan for Los Cerritos Wetlands• 2 year long project• Regular meetings with t...
April 18th, 2013Aquarium of the PacificGoal: Initiatedevelopmentof ConceptsGoal: ReviewConceptualRestorationAlternativesGo...
Summary of Public Involvement Workshop #1Theme: SpiritMascot: Wandering Skipper butterflyColor: Yellow• Workshop Goal was:...
Workshop #1 Activity Results• 61% had visited LCW through the LCWA’s stewardshipprogram• 51% enjoy hiking or walking aroun...
VALUE EXERCISE
• Workshop Goal was:Review the Los Cerritos Wetlands baseline data collected• Workshop Objectives were:– Present findings ...
Intoloscerritoswetlands.orgIntoloscerritoswetlands.org
Workshop #2 Activity ResultsGeneral Ranking Raw Numbers Raw numbers/TotalWow! This station’s information iscomprehensive a...
• Workshop Goal was:Initiate development of Conceptual Restoration AlternativeDesigns• Workshop Objectives were:– Update C...
Workshop #3 ActivityNow we want to work on developing preliminary concepts forrestoration alternatives with youWe encourag...
Workshop #3Activity Results
Incorporation of Workshop #3 Activity ResultsWETLANDS!!WETLANDS!!
• Workshop Goal:– Discuss conceptual restoration design alternatives• Workshop Objectives:– Update on Conceptual Restorati...
Workshop #4 Feedback ActivityProvide feedback on the 6 conceptual restoration alternativesthat have been developedWe invit...
Screening AlternativesThings to Keep in mind:1) There are three themes2) Each theme has a Minimum vs. Maximum touch3) Thes...
Workshop Activity Feedback Directions
Sea Level RiseHabitatConnectivityHabitatDiversityMinTouchMaxTouchSA1SA6SA5SA4SA3SA2Results from Screening Alternative Exer...
Results from Screening Alternative ExerciseResults from Screening Alternative Exercise
• No/minor changes to existing oilinfrastructure• Utilize/improve existing tidalconnections• Minor grading• Transitional a...
Sea Level RiseHabitatConnectivityHabitatDiversityMinTouchMaxTouchSA1SA6SA5SA4SA3SA2Results from Screening Alternative Exer...
Results from Screening Alternative ExerciseResults from Screening Alternative Exercise
• Consolidation of oil infrastructure• New tidal connections to SGR andHaynes• Steamshovel Slough expansion• Moderate grad...
Sea Level RiseHabitatConnectivityHabitatDiversityMinTouchMaxTouchSA1SA6SA5SA4SA3SA2Results from Screening Alternative Exer...
• Consolidation of oil infrastructure• New tidal connections to SGR, Haynes, and LosCerritos Channel• Fill and grading of ...
Alternative AnalysisEach alternative will be analyzed by the following criteria:• Habitat• Public access• Hydrology• Const...
Next Steps• Perform analysis for 3 conceptual restorationdesign alternatives• Finalize report that presents the restoratio...
Closing / Leave BehindQuestions?Questions?Visit:intoloscerritoswetlands.orgorContact:info@tidalinfluence.com
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    1. 1. Public Involvement WorkshopPublic Involvement WorkshopApril 18April 18thth, 2013, 2013
    2. 2. • Workshop Goal:– Present 3 conceptual restoration designs• Workshop Objectives:– Update on Conceptual Restoration Plan’s progress– Share 3 conceptual restoration designs– Discuss NEXT STEPS– Perform workshop activity to generate feedback onrestoration design alternatives• Workshop Ground RulesPublic Involvement Workshop #5Theme: FireMascot: Coulter’s GoldfieldColor: Red
    3. 3. Public Involvement Workshop #5 Workshop Outline1. Conceptual Restoration Plan Progress Update- Overview of Conceptual Restoration Plan progress & scope2. Summary of Previous Workshops3. Present 3 conceptual restoration alternatives- Evolution of each alternative- Analytical process4. Next Steps- Alternatives Analysis
    4. 4. Conceptual Restoration Plan Progress UpdatePlanning Process1. Collect data on existing conditions2. Compile and analyze opportunities and constraints torestoration3. Meet with the Public to brainstorm potential restorationalternatives4. Determine preliminary restoration alternatives5. Meet with Technical Advisory Committee and Public toidentify final alternatives6. Analyze each of the final restoration alternatives7. Finalize report that presents the restoration alternativeanalysis and summarizes the project findings
    5. 5. Land Ownership of Entire LCW ComplexStudebaker LLC
    6. 6. In February of 2006, a joint powers agreement wasadopted among the:Rivers & Mountains Conservancy, State Coastal Conservancy,& Cities of Long Beach & Seal Beach=These agencies comprise the project’s Steering CommitteeLos Cerritos Wetlands Authority
    7. 7. Project Organization ChartConsulting TeamCommunityStakeholdersPublicInvolvementPlanTechnical AdvisoryCommitteeStaff fromApplicable PublicAgenciesSteering Committee:RMC, Coastal Conservancy,Cities of Seal and Long BeachLos Cerritos Wetlands Authority:Project Manager
    8. 8. Project Scope• Develop conceptual restoration plan for Los Cerritos Wetlands• 2 year long project• Regular meetings with the Technical Advisory Committee• 5 Public involvement workshops through Spring 2013
    9. 9. April 18th, 2013Aquarium of the PacificGoal: Initiatedevelopmentof ConceptsGoal: ReviewConceptualRestorationAlternativesGoal:Review Final 3Alternatives
    10. 10. Summary of Public Involvement Workshop #1Theme: SpiritMascot: Wandering Skipper butterflyColor: Yellow• Workshop Goal was: Introduce the project to the communityand 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• Workshop Activity Results were…
    11. 11. Workshop #1 Activity Results• 61% had visited LCW through the LCWA’s stewardshipprogram• 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• 40/75 attendees completed the workshopquestionnaire• 51% live 1-5 miles away• 38% of participants live less than 1 mile away
    12. 12. VALUE EXERCISE
    13. 13. • Workshop Goal was:Review the Los Cerritos Wetlands baseline data collected• Workshop Objectives were:– Present findings from Hydrology Report, Watersheds Report, andHabitat Assessment Report– Discuss the urban setting of Los Cerritos Wetlands and theOpportunities 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…Summary of Public Involvement Workshop #2Theme: EarthMascot: Southern TarplantColor: Green
    14. 14. Intoloscerritoswetlands.orgIntoloscerritoswetlands.org
    15. 15. Workshop #2 Activity ResultsGeneral Ranking Raw Numbers Raw numbers/TotalWow! This station’s information iscomprehensive and it is exciting to see thisdata finally compiled. My comments reflectwhat I liked most about this station.70 82%Interesting! This station’s information isexcellent, but there are a coupleshortcomings that could be investigatedfurther. My comments express the data gapsthat I observed.13 15%Unimpressed! The information displayed atthis station is not complete and there remainnoticeable opportunities for growth. In mycomments I have described the areas thatcould be improved upon.2 2%Overall Responses to Feedback Activity for Workshop #2
    16. 16. • Workshop Goal was:Initiate development of Conceptual Restoration AlternativeDesigns• Workshop Objectives were:– Update Conceptual Restoration Plan’s progress– Introduce Conceptual Restoration Alternative designprocess– Perform workshop activity to initiate discussion ofpotential restoration alternatives• Workshop Feedback Activity results were…Summary of Public Involvement Workshop #3Theme: WaterMascot: Pacific Green Sea TurtleColor: Blue
    17. 17. Workshop #3 ActivityNow we want to work on developing preliminary concepts forrestoration alternatives with youWe encourage you to use the maps in front of you and:1. Use the Green Marker to outline areas you think needLots of Restoration AttentionLots of Restoration Attention2. Use the Blue Marker to outline areas you think needLess Restoration AttentionLess Restoration Attention3.Use the Red Marker to outline areas you think needLittle Restoration AttentionLittle Restoration AttentionUse the pens on the table to explain the“bubbles” you have created and describewhat your vision is.
    18. 18. Workshop #3Activity Results
    19. 19. Incorporation of Workshop #3 Activity ResultsWETLANDS!!WETLANDS!!
    20. 20. • 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 onrestoration design alternatives• Workshop Feedback Activity results were…Public Involvement Workshop #4Theme: AirMascot: Belding’s Savannah SparrowColor: White
    21. 21. Workshop #4 Feedback ActivityProvide feedback on the 6 conceptual restoration alternativesthat have been developedWe invite you to visit the rendering of each screeningalternative that are set up inside the Watershed Classroom1.1. Sea Level Rise Adaptation Min TouchSea Level Rise Adaptation Min Touch2.2. Sea Level Rise Adaptation Max TouchSea Level Rise Adaptation Max Touch3.3. Habitat Connectivity Min TouchHabitat Connectivity Min Touch4.4. Habitat Connectivity Max TouchHabitat Connectivity Max Touch5.5. Habitat Diversity Min TouchHabitat Diversity Min Touch6.6. Habitat Diversity Max TouchHabitat Diversity Max TouchEach station offers an interactive way to provide feedback on thealternatives. A member of the consulting team will be at each stationto answer questions and collect feedback.Watershed Exhibit
    22. 22. Screening AlternativesThings to Keep in mind:1) There are three themes2) Each theme has a Minimum vs. Maximum touch3) These are screening alternatives from which 3 preferredalternatives will be created4) Your feedback on the creative ideas being presented will helpdrive this processSea Level RiseHabitatConnectivityHabitatDiversityMinTouchMaxTouch
    23. 23. Workshop Activity Feedback Directions
    24. 24. Sea Level RiseHabitatConnectivityHabitatDiversityMinTouchMaxTouchSA1SA6SA5SA4SA3SA2Results from Screening Alternative ExerciseResults from Screening Alternative Exercise
    25. 25. Results from Screening Alternative ExerciseResults from Screening Alternative Exercise
    26. 26. • No/minor changes to existing oilinfrastructure• Utilize/improve existing tidalconnections• Minor grading• Transitional and upland habitatalong perimeters• Potential interpretative sites on OTDand/or State Lands parcels*Note: trail locations are in draft*Conceptual/Draftorelevated 2ndStreet
    27. 27. Sea Level RiseHabitatConnectivityHabitatDiversityMinTouchMaxTouchSA1SA6SA5SA4SA3SA2Results from Screening Alternative ExerciseResults from Screening Alternative Exercise
    28. 28. Results from Screening Alternative ExerciseResults from Screening Alternative Exercise
    29. 29. • Consolidation of oil infrastructure• New tidal connections to SGR andHaynes• Steamshovel Slough expansion• Moderate grading• Transitional and upland habitatalong perimeters• Potential interpretative sites on OTDand/or State Lands parcels*Conceptual/Draftorelevated 2ndStreet*Note: trail locations are in draft
    30. 30. Sea Level RiseHabitatConnectivityHabitatDiversityMinTouchMaxTouchSA1SA6SA5SA4SA3SA2Results from Screening Alternative ExerciseResults from Screening Alternative Exercise
    31. 31. • Consolidation of oil infrastructure• New tidal connections to SGR, Haynes, and LosCerritos Channel• Fill and grading of OC Retention Basin• Significant grading to remove fill material andcreate contiguous tidal channels• Maximum salt marsh habitat• Potential interpretative sites on OTD and/orState Lands parcels*Conceptual/Draftorelevated 2ndStreet*Note: trail locations are in draft
    32. 32. Alternative AnalysisEach alternative will be analyzed by the following criteria:• Habitat• Public access• Hydrology• Construction requirements• Maintenance regime• Cost estimates• Consistency with project goals and objectives• Public supportOur team will also describe:• Infrastructure changes• Phasing options• Preliminary engineering designs
    33. 33. Next Steps• Perform analysis for 3 conceptual restorationdesign alternatives• Finalize report that presents the restorationalternative analysis and summarizes the projectfindings• Prepare project for Environmental Review
    34. 34. Closing / Leave BehindQuestions?Questions?Visit:intoloscerritoswetlands.orgorContact:info@tidalinfluence.com
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