Years ago, the area that is now the Huntington Beach Wetlands was nothing more than a collection of soggy parcels, owned by various people and organizations, that had a potential value of millions of dollars, but only if it got developed. Plans envisioned homes, hotels, marinas, shops and parking lots.
That was until a group of local residents saw that the true value was not in its development, but in its preservation and restoration as an active and vibrant wetland. Today, the Huntington Beach Wetlands, consisting of Talbert, Brookhurst, Magnolia and Newland Marshes, are all privately owned and controlled by the Conservancy and will remain pristine and natural in perpetuity. All, with the exception of the newly acquired Newand Marsh, have been completely restored. Newland will be restored in the next couple of years.
We are immensely proud of the achievements of a grassroots group of forward-thinking residents and we look forward to being able to provide a place of nature, a place of learning and a place of preservation for today and long into the future. The Wetlands are our heritage to the future.