Formerly part of a large freshwater marshland area called Bixby Slough, the Bixby Marshland was cut off from its water supply in the mid-1970's when the Wilmington Drain was constructed to protect the area from flooding. The Sanitation Districts and the Los Angeles County Flood Control District signed agreements and installed a pump to lift water from the Wilmington Drain into the marshland and maintain the area as a freshwater marshland. The 17 acre marshland is a unique habitat located in an urban setting. The marshland has trails, informational signs, shade structures, benches, and a demonstration garden. Docents are available for guided tours as well!
Bixby Marshland is home to
- 110 plant species, 73 are native
- 69 bird species, including Ducks, herons, egrets, coots, hummingbirds and more
- Baja California tree frogs
- Common side-blotched lizard, western fence lizard, and the painted turtle
A map to help find the marsh
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
There is a parking lot within Bixby Marshland
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
email firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (562) 908-4288 ext. 2300