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The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy Acquires Newland Marsh

by: HBWC
Posted: June 21, 2021


HUNTINGTON BEACH...The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy (HBWC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of Newland Marsh (49.4 acres between Beach Boulevard and Newland Street). For several years, the HBWC has been working to acquire this property. This acquisition will complete the Huntington Beach Wetlands Complex, a vision of the HBWC since its inception in 1985.

HBWC concluded the acquisition of the Newland Marsh with grants from the State of California Wildlife Conservation Board, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the California State Coastal Conservancy. 

What's next: HBWC will be completing the early engineering phase of the project in order to begin the permit process (6 months), submitting and working through permitting with the various agencies (18 - 24 months), and finally breaking ground and restoring the wetlands (18 - 24 months), while also working to obtaining the necessary funding, approximately $5M.

“I am so excited to finalize years of work to obtain funding, negotiate the terms with the landowner and finalize escrow to complete this acquisition. Special thanks go to the HBWC Board of Directors for their vision and trust in me to close this transaction as well to all three granting agencies,” said John Villa – Executive Director, Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy.

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