The mission of the Amigos de Bolsa Chica is to advocate the preservation, restoration, and maintenance of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, to encourage the public acquisition of all the wetlands and sufficient surrounding open space to create a viable ecosystem, and to provide education about the importance of wetlands.
Amigos de Bolsa Chica offers two free tours of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve every month. The walking tour is available from 9:00 am to 10:30 am on the first Saturday of each month. Tours begin every 15 minutes and topics include: history, birds, endangered species, ecology and restoration. The Bird Tour meets at 9:00 am on the last Saturday of each month. Docents are stationed at the south parking area off Pacific Coast Highway.