Understanding the Ballona Watershed & Ballona Wetlands
- Aquifer Groundwater Infiltration Protection Recharge Watershed - 14 slides
- Ecological Preserve Waterflow and Dewatering Impact - 32 slides
- Wetlands Preservation - 35 slides
- Wetlands Preservation and Restoration - 48 slides
- Activists want Public Participation in 2016 Proposed Restoration - 12 slides
- Animal Welfare Presentation - 7 slides
- Wetland Preserves Proposed Tidal Wave Levee - 13 slides
We have taken rainwater for granted or treated it as an enemy sloping driveways to send rainwater to the street and nearest storm drain since the 1930's. Now the LA River Watershed is taking a different approach. Why not the Ballona Watershed which sends Billions of Gallons of Water to Ballona Flood Control Channel and into the Pacific Ocean, Santa Monica Bay?
What did the L.A. Basin look like before there was an L.A.?
30 MINUTES PACKED WITH INFORMATION
Rex Frankel, Editor of Rare Earth News & President of Ballona Ecosystem Education Project.
Link to his PICASA SITES below:
EVOLUTION OF BALLONA DESTRUCTION PLANS
UNBURY BALLONA CREEK TO SAVE BILLIONS
BALLONA CRITTERS AT RISK FROM STATE BULLDOZING PLANS
FACT: Santa Monica Bay Restoration has advocated opening our Ballona Wetlands to the ocean. See videos by Travis Longcore and Margot Griswold for a greater understanding of our opposition to this.
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PREPARING FOR RESTORATION BALLONA WETLANDS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
Ballona Wetlands - We Are Missing Public Participation in the Proposed Restoration. Activist want it redone with Public Participation in 2016.
$15 Million Dollars has allegedly been spent studying and planning a Ballona Wetlands Restoration. Except for insiders with a motive, there was almost no Public Participation as mandated by law. See this Legal Review from 2003-2013. Patricia McPherson Author
Before she retired in 2014, Anneliese Anderle was a field engineer for the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermic Resources, which regulates oil drilling. She worked out of offices in Bakersfield, Cypress and Ventura, and for a while she was responsible for monitoring the massive natural gas storage field at Aliso Canyon.
Southern California Gas owns the facility, which distributes gas to 14 power plants and 21 million customers. In her years monitoring wells at Aliso Canyon, Anderle says she got to know the gas company as "a first-class operation."
Not long after plans were laid for the community of Porter Ranch half a century ago, an oil and gas well caught fire less than five miles away.
A company of Texas oil well firefighters stopped the 1968 blaze after six days.
Seven years later, as volunteers planted pines along hillsides of the growing community, the Texans were again on the scene to contain an even more ferocious blowout.
Congresswoman Jane Harman has been a supporter of the Ballona Bike Path and the Santa Monica Bay. At her invitation activists and elected officials were invited to her Ballona Bike Tour. We apologize to those we did not caption.
Ballona Watershed Historical Photos 1923-1952
In October 2006, Jessica Hall, Ballona Watershed Coordinator, did a bus tour of Ballona Watershed.
In 1954 U.S. Congress Document 389 created Marina del Rey from 950 acres of Ballona Wetlands. To compensate for the loss of marshlands (bird habitat) they promised:
YouTube for State Water Board Meeting in Sacramento, CA on 2.12.15 by Jeanette Vosburg.
This video is about Rain Water Saving Ideas we have used at our home in West Los Angeles.