November 2022

Dear Friend,

Close your eyes. Imagine you are sitting on a comfortable chair and reading the news in the Bolsa Chica Fall newsletter while sipping your hot seasonal drink in a beautiful BCLT mug. You take a deep inhale and breath in the brisk cool air as the migrating geese flying overhead break the morning silence with their loud honks. Across the yard the sages, sunflowers, grasses and other summer dormant plants are starting to wake up after the first rains of the cooler wet season. Ah, November must be here!  

This isn't just some fantasy but could actually be your reality! Right now is the best time to convert your yard to beautiful CA native plants, the Fall BCLT newsletter is hitting mailboxes and we still have a few colorful mugs available. November is also the start of our beach cleanup season kicking off on Mon. Nov. 7th. Finally, please join us on Nov. 29th for GivingTuesday! Learn more about all of these below. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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2022 fall newsletter

Fall 2022 Music from the Mesa Newsletter

Want to stay up to date with the latest Bolsa Chica news? Want to be among the first people to read about behind-the-scenes updates, new announcements or exciting happenings? If yes, then check out the Bolsa Chica Land Trust's quarterly newsletter 'Music from the Mesa'! This printed newsletter is filled with Bolsa Chica related news, inspirational stories and fun updates that keep you informed and current with all things Bolsa Chica.

BCLT's Fall 'Music from the Mesa' newsletter is hitting mailboxes now. This one highlights the important impact Bolsa Chica has as an example for the world, exciting behind-the-scenes updates, and a somber reminder of why we do what we do.

How do you get the Bolsa Chica Land Trust newsletter delivered right to your mailbox? Donate today and become a valuable member of our influential BCLT community!

You can also read it online at our website after the printed version has been delivered to member's doorsteps.

Online Version of the Fall Newsletter
Giving Tuesday appeal

Join Us for GivingTuesday – the Global Day of Giving on Nov 29, 2022

GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past 10 years, this idea has grown into a year-round global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. It is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

On November 29, 2022, people all around the world are coming together to tap into the power of human connection and strengthen communities and change our world. Will you be one of them? 

The Bolsa Chica Land Trust will be participating in GivingTuesday and we need your help! 

By joining the GivingTuesday movement, you’re proving that in times of uncertainty, generosity can bring the whole world together. 

Here is how you can get ready to give:

  1. Mark your calendar [Add to calendar: Google Calendar, Outlook Calendar or iCal]
  2.  Give. On November 29, go to and give.
  3. Spread the word. Encourage your friends and family to join you in creating real impact on November 29 by sharing what our mission means to you and why you support our organization. Make sure to use hashtag #GivingTuesday and tag us so we can share!

Let’s rally together to build stronger communities and a resilient Bolsa Chica!

2023 calendar

2023 Wings Over Bolsa Calendars 

other merchandise

The 2023 Wings Over Bolsa Calendar is now in stock on our website! The price is the same as last year at just $15 donation per calendar. We also have the 5-pack special again (buy 4 calendars, get 1 free). Follow the directions on the description to get the automatic discount in your cart.


Filled with stunning full-color photos of birds and wildlife at Bolsa Chica and printed in California with soy ink and partially recycled paper creating high quality calendars, this 13-month format is great for holiday gifts!

In celebration of our 30th anniversary, we have new t-shirts and mugs with colorful CA Least Terns and Great Blue Herons. Mugs are a $20 donation and the t-shirts in baby blue (multiple adult sizes) are a $30 donation. These are going fast, so snatch them up before they're gone. 

Thank you to the more than 20 photographers who generously submitted their photos for the calendar!  

Order Calendars and Other Gifts


stewards watering

BCLT Stewards Habitat Restoration Volunteering



Sunday Nov. 6th, 9am-12

Saturday Nov. 19th, 9am-12

Pre-registration and sign up on our website is required. Capped at 40 volunteers for each event.

Email Beverley at for more details

docent teaching children

Miracles of the Marsh Docent Volunteering


Contact the office for more information or 714-846-1001

tour on footbridge

BCLT Outreach and Free Public Tour



Sunday Nov. 13th, 10am-12

Sunday Nov. 20th, 10am- 12

Contact the office for more information or 714-846-1001

Beach Clean Ups

They're back starting this month!


When: Every Monday at 8:30am from November to March


Where: 20th Street entrance to Huntington City Beach


Who: Everyone! Most of the supplies are provided, but if you want, please bring a reusable bucket or bag, and gloves.  


How: Please email Mike at to volunteer.  


*If you have a group that you want to bring, please email and we can work to accommodate your group.*

Nicollet Overby

Nov. Bird of the Month: Brants

Until a few years ago, these pretty little black geese were just brief visitors to Bolsa Chica during short migration rest stops. But soon after the successful restoration of eelgrass to the Tidal Basin, Brants became regular winter residents at Bolsa Chica because eelgrass is their primary food. Eelgrass habitat also creates a rich environment which supports many species of sea life.

25” long; 42” wingspan; 3.1 lb

photo: Nicollet Overby

Reminders When You Visit Bolsa Chica

Here are some things to remember during your visit:

  • Please stay on the trails. Not only could you disturb nesting birds, but snakes are often not far off the trails.
  • Enjoy the flowers, but please do not pick them.
  • Do not feed the animals.
  • Do not litter. Please pack out your trash, including food scraps.
  • No bikes.
  • No dogs.
  • No drones.
  • Enjoy being with nature!
  • If you see any BCLT Stewards working along the trail, say hi! We are happy to answer any questions.

Support Bolsa Chica Today!

The mission of the Bolsa Chica Land Trust is the acquisition, preservation, and restoration of all of Bolsa Chica and the education of the public to its natural wonders and cultural significance.

Visit our website at

Questions? Email us at or call (714) 846-1001

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Photo Credits:

banner- Alan Wendell, calendar- Eric Benson, CA Least Tern- Robin Hoyland, sand dune trail- E. Chin, Stewards- James Huang, Miracle docent with kids, Elegant Terns on beach- Marinka Horack, Brants- Nicolett Overby