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Obscura Society LA: Sea Turtle Trek

Hike along the San Gabriel River in search of LA County's resident sea turtle colony

Drawn by the warm waters of local power plants, a colony of sea turtles has taken up residence at the mouth of the San Gabriel River.

Join the Obscura Society LA and Field Agent Robert Hemedes on a guided tour of the Los Cerritos Wetlands. Led by local biologists from the environmental consulting group, Tidal Influence, we'll search for sea turtles while learning more about this special eco-system. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the the Los Cerritos Wetlands Land Trust.

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Notes for this adventure:

- There is no guarantee that we will find sea turtles during this event. They are wild animals with unpredictable behavior. That said, the odds are pretty good.

- You cannot leave early from this event. We will be accompanied at all times by our guides and will be traversing access points that are normally closed to the public.

- There are no restroom facilities available during the hike, so make sure you visit nearby shopping centers or restaurants to use the restroom before the 1 PM meet up time.

- Directions will be emailed to participants the week of the tour.

- This event is family friendly, ages 10+

- This hike is over two miles round trip. Please wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes with firm gripping. High heels, sandals, and flip flops are not allowed.

- Water and sun protection are encouraged!

- Photography and video are encouraged!

- Bring binoculars, if you have them. We will observe several types of wildlife.

- A liability waiver is required for this event.

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