- Purchase federal duck stamps from your local post office to support wetland acquisition. 98% goes to buy wetlands!!!
- USA Fish and Game - http://www.fws.gov/duckstamps/DSOfactsheet2012.pdf
- Duck Stamp Program History: https://www.fws.gov/birds/get-involved/duck-stamp/history-of-the-federal...
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
http://water.epa.gov/type/wetlands/basic.cfm - Snapshot dated 11/20/2015 - Last visited November 20, 2015.
We have preserved this important EPA Wetlands Introduction on our website in case the EPA changes their web content. The format or layout has changed in the copy and pasted operation of the HTML main content area. You may wish to view the original at the above URL.
Visuals and Grassroot Coalition Letter to California Coastal Commission requesting investigation to prove the legitimacy or illegitimacy the history of Ballona's Restoration Process. What permits are completed and which are not? What damage has been done and how will the damage being fixed?
Grassroots Coalition Announces -- California Coastal Commission Finds Playa Vista's Illegal Water Drainage Devices Are Destructive to Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve in Los Angeles
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission In 2010 Grassroots Coalition's President Patricia McPherson, with the help of associate John Davis began researching the way in which the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission interfaced with the (*so called) Public Private Partnership (PPP) known as the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation (an independent private business).
Grassroots Coalition President, Patricia McPherson, provided power point presentations to California Coastal Commission. The power point presentation links are below. The power points are for the targeted audience.
[The files below need Windows PowerPoint, PPT plugin, OpenOffice or similar to view.]
1) California Coastal Commission Hearing - Presentation June 2013-a.pptx 38 meg download (43 pages)
Playa Vista Dewatering and Bulldozing the Ballona Wetlands East of Lincoln early 2003. See the flooded wetlands.
Mr Video Man does an excellent job on Poisoned Paradise.
The Ballona West Bluffs (Uplands) were lost to developers. Rex Frankel speaks out in 2003. Officially presented to Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC) in December 2005 at the Yacht Club Meeting Room.
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Please join Sierra Club Airport Marina Group
Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey
Tuesday, March 15th from 7 pm to 9:00 pm.
Two well known and respected speakers will share Ideas on Rainwater Capture, Cleanup, Reuse & Much More . . .
During heavy rains, our industrial parking lot would have six inch puddles. Our cement contractor, De Olivera Concrete removed approximately 1,000 feet of concrete, dug a 8 by 8 by 8 foot deep Catchment Basin, filled it with gravel, and installed a steel grate so rainwater could percolate back into the earth. This win, win situation helped the tenant and put much need rainwater back into our aquifer.