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Obscura Society LA: Mixing Oil & Water

Trek through a private oil field in search of fascinating flora and fauna.

Los Cerritos Wetlands contains freshwater marsh habitats that few people have ever viewed. 

Join Field Agent Erin Johnson on a trek to two private parcels of land: the Marketplace Marsh (City of Long Beach's wetlands parcel) and the San Gabriel River (property held by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority). Led by local biologists from the environmental consulting group, Tidal Influence, we'll search for wildlife, learn about the history of local land acquisitions, and discover how wetlands and oil operations co-exist in this complex eco-system.

During the tour, we'll likely come across great blue herons, egrets, raptors, and migratory birds visiting the wetlands. If we're lucky, we might spot a sea turtle

None of these parcels are publicly accessible, don't miss this exclusive opportunity!

Notes for this adventure:

This is a two mile hike. Directions and exact location will be sent to ticket holders.

Family friendly, ages 10+

Photography is encouraged! #atlasobscura #tidalinfluence

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the the Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust.

Advance ticket sales only. All sales are final.