Ballona Wetlands Ecological Preserve Waterflow and Dewatering Impact (32 Slides)
When it rains, Los Angeles sends billions of gallons of 'free liquid gold' down the drain
During one of this winter’s frequent storms, sheets of rainwater spilled from roofs, washed across sidewalks and down gutters into a sprawling network of underground storm drains that empty into the Los Angeles River channel. (Same goes for Ballona Flood Control Channel. Billions of gallons of rainwaterflow into the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica Bay.)
You can reduce your water bill by capturing "free" rainwater.
Private homes cover 60% of our developed LA land mass.
TREES TAKE CARE OF EACH, THEY SHARE WITH EACH OTHER, THEY STORE WATER IN THEIR ROOT SYSTEMS
Water Wise Related Material
The underground greenhouse, has no expensive clear sides (plastic or glass), a cheap plastic sheet roof to let in more light than glass, and heat loss through walls to the air, which can be colder than the ground (57 degrees Farenheit or so), so it will be cheaper to build and run.
Of course, it's a lot of digging, and the left over dirt must go somewhere. Hint: Save the top 10 inches of top soil when starting to dig for use in the greenhouse.
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.
Our web site adds pages to document many ways of capturing storm water, both private and public. Grassroots Coalition has been showcasing public sewer and storm water cleaning since 2005, when a Japanese Designer presented on her grand success with the first public park sewer plain earth filtering. This method is making headway here in the USA with a New York City first, called Sponge park. Details at the URL below.
An article reference from Yes Magazine. Why is it included on this web site? The direction of short term change towards long term goals of Los Angeles Area water independence from imported water is half way told. It's just one journalist's research of many residential advocates in the LA neighborhood.
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?
Protecting Clean Potable Water is the Central Issue.
At some point in the not too distant future we will need to choose between FOSSIL FUELS and WATER for farming, drinking, cooking, bathing, flushing the toilet, putting out forest fires, etc. Who knows how many open, unlined pits there are or the amount of illegal dumping or pumping is being done?
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COASTAL COMMISSION MEETING - Dana Point - 12.14.17
UNANIMOUS VOTE FOR PLAYA VISTA ILLEGAL DRAIN REMOVAL
JohnTommy Rosas - Tattn Videos - Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve Draft Environmental Impact Report
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Thank you to Jonathan Coffin and Bev-Sue Powers for sharing their photographs and to Bev-Sue Powers (Power Serge Publications) for her design and writing skills. Without them, none of this would have been possible.
Ballona Photography & Commentary by Writer/Photographer Bev-Sue Powers
Get acquainted with the Wildlife at the Ballona Wetlands
SIERRA CLUB HIKE Saturday 8.12.17
FERN DELL PARK AT THE TOP OF THE BALLONA WATERSHED
Southern base of Griffith Park at Western Avenue, Los Feliz and Fern Dell
Sponsored by Angeles Chapter Central Group with Airport Marina Group participants.