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Ballona Watershed Related Material
The presentation slide show on Ballona Wetlands Preservation and Restoration made to the California Coastal Commission at the June 2013 hearing. See the wide variety of animals currently living in the Ballona Wetlands.
Ballona Wetlands - Activists want Public Participation in the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve Restoration as promised in the Bond Dollar Agreements
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: