The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy, a non-profit corporation, began in 1985 with the goal to acquire, restore, and protect the coastal wetlands of Huntington Beach. HBWC is passionate about creating, preserving, and promoting the habitats of local wildlife, and we welcome the community to join us in our endeavors.
Three of the endangered species that have found a welcoming habitat at HBWC:
Having acquired and restored three of the four marshes making up the wetlands, the Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy is working with CalTrans to acquire the fourth, Newland Marsh, in the near future. We also conduct tours from our Interpretive Center which has unique and informational displays and videos that discuss the history of HBWC and the wildlife that occupy our marshes.
Our marshes extend from the Santa Ana River in the east to Beach Blvd in the west, along the inland side of PCH.
Beginning in the late 1800s, modern development has depleted much of the coastal wetlands. Scientists believe Southern California has lost more coastal wetlands than any other region in the lower 48 states. The Huntington Beach Wetlands was part of a system that contained nearly 3000 acres. Today, a mere 180 acres remain in southeast Huntington Beach. We are working hard to preserve these precious few acres for future generations.
Interpretive Center Location
21900 Pacific Coast Hwy (corner of PCH and Newland)
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Conservancy Mailing Address
PO Box 5903
Huntington Beach, CA 92615