In October 2006, Jessica Hall, Ballona Watershed Coordinator, did a bus tour of Ballona Watershed.
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Earthrise, The Blue Marble, Pale Blue Dot, was taken December 24, 1968 by Apollo 8 astronauts circling the moon, the first men to do so.
From Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Earthrise on December 27, 2015:
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:
Los Angeles City's Jessica Hall's Ballona Watershed PowerPoint Presentation converted to a web slide show.
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?
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About Patricia McPherson. In 1989 Patrica started the Wetlands Committee for Sierra Club, Los Angeles Chapter. It focused on acquisition and preservation of the Ballona Wetlands. (In 2003-4 the wetlands were successfully purchased with public funding.) In 1993 she founded Grassroots Coalition (GR).
FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE COMMENTS taken from the web:
Why can't we spruce up the existing buildings in Fisherman's Village and focus on a view of the Ballona Wetlands on the other side of Fiji? Don't we have enough commercial? I'd rather see herons! Anonymous
I just went there with my kids for the first time in like 20 years, and I was amazed at how unchanged it was. I rather liked it, frankly. These renderings look like nothing but a big array of parking structures." Anonymous