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  • Brief History of the Bolsa Chica Military Reservation 1941 – 1948(070811-1)
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    This 10-page article from the February 1995 issue of The Coast Defense Study Group Journal, contains a history of the Bolsa Chica Military Reservation from 1941 – 1948.  It also contains maps and specifications of the gun batteries installed at Bolsa Chica.  Harry J. Harrison, Harbor Defenses of Los Angeles, Harbor Defense Project.
  • Residents Voice Wetlands Concern(070910-6)
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    An article from the Huntington Beach Independent describing how residents, concerned about the future of the Bolsa Chica wetlands, told city officials that they'd like to see the minimal amount of development in the area.
  • Wetlands Building Gets Boost(090518-32)
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    An article from the Orange County Register of March 19, 1983 describing how plans by Signal Landmark, Inc. to build a marina and waterfront homes in the Bolsa Chica lowlands near Huntington Beach, have been given a boost by a report by the U.S. Army Corp. of Engineers. The report also said that significant additional studies were necessary.
  • Coastal Wetlands – What's Ahead? Arcata, Huntington Beach Show the Way(070830-2)
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    A 2-page article from the March 1991 issue of Sunset magazine, describing the deteriorating condition of coastal wetlands in the United States, and what places such as Huntington Beach are doing to preserve their wetlands.  The article also describes the efforts being taken in Arcata, California.  NOAA, Amigos de Bolsa Chica, California Coastal Commission.
  • Huntington Beach History Notes(070809-5)
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    A 13-page conglomeration of Huntington Beach historical notes compiled by City Clerk Connie Brockway. It contains brief notes, by month of significant Huntington Beach City Council meetings, from 1909 through the 1960's.
  • Residents Voice Wetlands Concerns(071105-7)
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    An article from the Huntington Beach Independent (date unknown – sometime after 1989) describing two forums held at the Huntington Beach City Hall to discuss the future of the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, and residents concerns regarding the amount of development possible in the area.
  • Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve Trail Guide(071105-10)
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    A brochure published by the Bolsa Chica Conservancy describing the trails in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands, archaeology, history, ecology and biology of the Reserve.
  • Federal Agencies Briefed on Bolsa Chica Agreement(090518-11)
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    An article from the Los Angeles Times of October 18, 1989 describing how officials of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency met with various city and county officials to judge a plan for limited development of the Bolsa Chica wetlands.
  • Wetlands Also a Learning Environment(071105-9)
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    An article from the Huntington Beach Independent of March 29, 1990 discussing the Bolsa Chica Wetlands and a program to provide local grade-school students with a unique learning opportunity.  The program is a joint venture of the Orange County Department of Education, Amigos de Bolsa Chica, and the Signal Landmark Company.  It enables the children to spend a day in the wetlands with a naturalist and learn about the environment.
  • Restoring Bolsa Chica Poses Complex Problems(071105-4)
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    An article from the Orange County Register of April 4, 1990 describing the difficulty in restoring the Bolsa Chica Wetlands to what they once were. The project is being headed by the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, a non-profit organization formed by the City of Huntington Beach in 1989. The mayor problems involved in the restoration are the residential development plan being done by the Signal Landmark Company, and the more than 100 oil wells scattered over the wetlands. Amigos de Bolsa Chica.
  • Council Moves to Annex Bolsa Chica(090518-10)
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    An article from the Huntington Beach Independent of  April 19, 1990, describing how the Huntington Beach City Council voted unanimously to launch annexation proceeding to shift the Bolsa Chica wetlands out of unincorporated Orange County territory and into city boundaries.
  • Public Meeting to Consider Future of Bolsa Chica Site(071105-5)
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    An article from the Orange County Register of April 23, 1991 describing a public meeting to be held by the US Army Corps of Engineers, discussing the future of the 1,670 Bolsa Chica Wetlands.  The main area of discussion will be the various proposals to regenerate the wetlands and to accommodate residential development of the remaining acreage.
  • Center Affords Visitors Closer Look at Wetlands(071105-6)
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    An article from the Orange County Register of May 10, 1991 discussing the new visitors center to be built at the Huntington Beach Wetlands between Brookhurst Street and the Santa Ana River, on the inland side of the Pacific Coast Highway.  Major funding for the center came from the McDonnell Douglas Employees Foundation and the McDonnell Douglas Foundation.
  • Wetlands Adoption Gets Students Working(071105-8)
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    An article from the Orange County Register of May 9, 1991 discussing the role that the Santa Ana High School Science Club is playing in helping to restore the Bolsa Chica Wetlands.  The group meets one weekend each month to clear dead plants, install signs and perform other wildlife management duties under the guidance of the state Department of Fish and Game and the Bolsa Chica Conservancy.