Water Wise

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 rainwater
flow 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. 

89% of our water comes from hundreds of miles away. 
Do your part. Capture "free" rainwater on site. 
Adapt simple methods described here. 
Plants and trees will thrive.
 
TREES TAKE CARE OF EACH, THEY SHARE WITH EACH OTHER, THEY STORE WATER IN THEIR ROOT SYSTEMS
 
Rain Water Capture and Reuse discussion by Jeanette Vosburg at the Culver City Garden Club  9.2.15. Capturing rainwater has saved 40% on the water bill from 2014 and 2015. Jeanette suggests choosing one or two of her ideas on your own property. 41 Minutes

Action Item For A Homeowner: If you own a home or unimproved land, consider capturing water on site. Exploring Rainwater Capture Options.pdf
Action Item For Activitist: 100+WAYS TO CONSERVE
 
VIDEOS
Implications of Ballona Wetlands Restoration - Travis Longcore

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VIDEO County Parks Needs Assessment of the Marina - Burton Chace Park 1.30.16

WATCH VIDEO of COUNTY PARKS NEEDS ASSESSMENT of the Marina - Burton Chace Park 1.30.16. Participants expressed a desire to have more parks and habitat areas at the Marina. While the Assessment focused on local resident needs, several speakers were concerned with County Wide use of the Marina. They referred to U.S. Congress' definition of the purpose of taking 950 acres of Ballona Wetlands for a Small Boat Harbor and Recreation area in 1954 Documents 389 and 780. 

Youtube Video Embed in Web Page Instructions

Go to the Youtube page containing the video and click and copy as follows in purple mark up.

1) Click on Share - 3 new tabs appear: "Share   Embed   Email"
2) Click on Embed - appearing is a field with automatically highlighted text (the needed iframe html code for embed).
3) Menu bar item "Edit -> Copy" to capture  into local copy/paste buffer, for pasting into the web page body.

Scroll down to continue to 2nd image and it's instructions.

Broken Link Report and Fixing Instructions

Where to see list of Broken Links: Click this URL ->  http://saveballona.org/admin/reports/linkchecker
Also, available via Drupal Admin Menu item "Reports -> Broken Lists pulldown menu item"

You will see a list of rows, each row similar to the below.  To fix the link, most times, one Edits The Node(s) by clicking on the supplied links in the right hand column.  See below the red circled links and text.

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