The other mitigated marsh that our organization takes care of is a combination of marine, wetland and upland habitat that is perfect for education and observation. Hidden in between the Pete Archer Rowing Center and Spinnaker Bay community is Jack Dunster Marine Biological Reserve. This pristine representation of Catalina Island's flora is a beautiful walk that has been constructed to appreciate our coastal environment. While Spring, with the native annual flowers blooming and native birds showing off to their potential mates, is by far the best time to enjoy this site it is a year round garden with each season offering its own own unique display of color and complexity.
The Reserve is open to the public year round and is stroller and dog friendly. All ages can enjoy the serene walk and it is certainly possible that at any time you could be visited by the many migratory birds and also our wild residents: the Sea Lion 'Waldo,' and Anna's Hummingbird 'Barbara.' If you would like to help out the Reserve with weeding, gardening and clean-ups or if you would like to participate in a Nature Walk, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions and Parking at Jack Dunster Marine Biological Reserve:
Jack Dunster is somewhat difficult to find but worth seeking out.
Traveling North on PCH from 2nd St. in Long Beach turn West onto Loynes Dr. From Loynes turn North on Bellflower and then turn West onto Eliot Ave.
Turn South onto Boathouse Lane and follow the road all the way until it dead ends at the Rowing Center.
Park anywhere in the parking lot and at the far left of the Rowing Center will be a walkway.
If you follow the walkway it will open up into the Reserve.
Parking is free from Sunrise to Sunset.