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:
Understanding the Ballona Watershed & Ballona Wetlands
BIG NEWS: GRASSROOTS COALITION SETTLES OUT OF COURT WITH CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION
- 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
A Diagram of Aquifer underlying the Ballona Wetlands
DOUBT CALIFORNIA IS DRYING OUT? LOOK AT THESE OUTER SPACE PHOTOS!
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.
Ballona Watershed Related Material
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.
Understanding 1) technical terms 2) commonly used terms and 3) 'words' that have extra legal meaning(s), that either restricts or enlarges, beyond the common dictionary definition is essential.
Elected and agency officials, developers and counsel should take notice that they may be liable under these enforcement provisions of the Clean Water Act: Direct Discharge.
Ballona Lower Wetlands in 1952. Notice Lincoln Blvd is a levee road surrounded on both sites by water.
When a developer uses the word "restoration" do you think they mean the wetlands state before Marina Del Rey Harbor was built in 1954? Or does the developer mean bulldoze current animal homes, and replant a careful, artful designed and manicured modern native plant selection, and hope the animals come back? Suitable as a tourist attraction and for hotel guests to gaze upon from their hi-rise rental rooms?
The Need for Aquifer Protection and Groundwater Infiltration Recharge
Patricia McPherson's POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS are a comprehensive introduction to Water. It helps put into perspective just how important the primarily Freshwater Seasonal Ballona Wetlands are to our ecosystem.
The US EPA's Report on the Environment (ROE) provides a good overview of the importance of wetlands. The EPA has spent tax payers' dollars to create this web section, as the found out it's a scientific fact that wetlands are critical to our planet's health.
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Support a slow, careful restoration.
Save wildlife & biodiversity at Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve.
Environmental Activists Can Learn from Arroyo Seco Foundation's and Pasadena Audubon Society's Lawsuit Against LA County
On July 20, 2016 Suzy Goodman and I drove to Pasadena's Main Library to see Arroyo Seco Foundation's Attorney Mitchell Tsai talk about their LAWSUIT AGAINST LA COUNTY, CA. I recorded Mitchell's talk. He and Arroyo Seco Foundation, Interium Director, Tim Brick agreed to let us share this presentation Vimeo.
WHY RE-INVENT THE WHEEL? Learn from Arroyo Seco Foundation and "No Big Dig" Opposition in Pasadena