Huntington residents offered chances to give back to the community

November 14, 2013 by  

Huntington Beach residents can get a head start on the season of giving by participating in the Bolsa Chica service day this weekend at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve.

Participants should meet in the reserve’s north parking lot at 3842 Warner Avenue at 9:00 am on Saturday, November 16. Everyone should wear long pants and closed-toe footwear, and bring sunscreen. For more information call (714) 842-1001.

The Bolsa Chica Land Trust is a wetland ecosystem that encompasses 1,700 acres. The trust offers educational programs to local schoolchildren and the public. One of its projects is the mesa vegetation project, which has been in progress since 1996.

More than 2,000 volunteers have reestablished 8,000 native plants in the area, and a large variety of animal life is available to see as well. Volunteers are always needed, and anyone interested is invited to call the reserve for more information.

On November 18, the Huntington Beach City Council will issue a proclamation in honor of November 30 as Small Business Saturday. Any residents looking for local businesses to visit on this day can find them online at the city’s website.

Small Business Saturday was started in 2010 by American Express as a way to encourage local residents to support local stores. The day was recognized by the U.S. Senate in 2011.

Postcard printing is an excellent way to notify residents of important news and upcoming opportunities to be involved with the community, such as these two events.