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PREPARING FOR RESTORATION BALLONA WETLANDS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE

Ballona Watershed - 60+ years of history of the Santa Monica Bay - Doug Fay This interview is fascinating. Doug learned the history of Santa Monica Bay from his famous dad, Rimmon C. Fay who was one of the original California Coast Commissioners, a founder of Heal the Bay, a proponent of Oxford Lagoon Bird Sanctuary, a Clean Water Advocate, and on and on. If you love our Bay, watch this to understand how we got to where we are and what we need to do now to protect and revitalize the Bay and Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve.
https://vimeo.com/176516818                                  July 18, 2016 - 30 minutes

This alternative removes approximately 70% of the wetlands to bring in salt water intrusion and according to drawings appears to puts a 20 to 30 foot levy around most of the Ballona Wetlands for flood control for Playa Vista. 
https://vimeo.com/169325122                                   July 21, 2016 - 37 minutes

Walter Lamb Speaker Topic: Ballona Wetlands Land Trust Lawsuit Update

Sierra Club AMG April Meeting at Burton Chace Park 
https://youtu.be/uI5RTV6S8wY (link is external)
     April 19, 2016 - 32 minutes
 

*Fly over of Marina Del Rey, CA and Ballona Wetlands March 3, 2016 – please watch.
https://youtu.be/PQVHGOZeNEY(link is external)    March 3, 2016 - 7 minutes

Marcia Hanscom Discussing Plans for Ballona Wetlands Restoration 
https://youtu.be/qhfgXwMZWrk(link is external)     January 19, 2016 - 52 minutes
 

Margot Griswold, Restoration Ecologist,
offers conservation minded alternative to bulldozing the Ballona Wetlands 

https://youtu.be/tqMEVdaql8E                                   April 12, 2014 - 60 minutes
, as proposed by the Bay Foundation. Dr. Griswold explains that these historical wetlands have not had full tidal flow (proposed by the Bay Foundation) for thousands of years. Spend an hour watching Dr. Griswold's presentation; you will feel hope and awe for all the species you will meet. I learned effortlessly as she shared her vast knowledge of the history of Ballona. Her passion for the Ballona Wetlands is evident throughout. Jonathan Coffin's Ballona Wildlife Photos made my experience all the more worthwhile. Kudos, Margot and the Airport Marina Group of the Sierra Club for hosting her. Thanks to Patricia McPherson of Grassroots Coalition for this You Tube Video of the entire presentation including audience interaction.
 

USC's Professor, Dr. Travis Longcore's lecture: 
"Closure Dynamics of Southern California Estuaries, and Implications for
Restoration of the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey, CA"
 
https://youtu.be/1viLaZaVhQY                                   May 22, 2012 - 60 minutes
 

HOOK, LINE & SINKER by Bev-Sue Powers 
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Meet Birds and Wildlife on the Ballona Jetties, Recreational Fishing Impacts, Public Outreach Potential, and What We Can Do 

https://youtu.be/POzzmT8aEWQ (link is external)   May 17, 2016 - 51 minutes 

Audience Comments and Suggestions after Bev-Sue's Presentation 
https://youtu.be/N9ju4UpTJJM  (link is external)               May 17, 2016 - 19 minutes 
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Environmental Activists Can Learn from Arroyo Seco Foundation’s & Pasadena Audubon Society’s Lawsuit Against LA County: Mitchell Tsai's Talk in Pasadena  
https://vimeo.com/176643552                                   July 20, 2016 - 19 minutes

No Big Dig fundraiser 2014 for the Arroyo Seco Foundation's Lawsuit against LA County to fight 400 truck loads of dredging the Hahamongna Basin. 
https://vimeo.com/115027125                                               2015 -    5 minutes

 
A quick view of LA County's devastating plan to destroy a natural habitat and the Pasadena's plan to preserved. Written Directed by Asif Ahmed Voice Over Petrea ...

THANKS TO THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FOR HAVING THIS HEARING AT BURTON CHASE PARK. OVER 19 CONCERNED CITIZENS TESTIFIED. EVERYONE SPOKE AGAINST THE PROJECT.
This 3 part YouTube is worth watch. (If you were there and spoke you will see the strength of your testimony. If you are watching for the first time, you will be filled with pride at your fellow citizens intelligent comments and the quality of their citizenship.)
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Army Corp 5.10.16 Dock 52 Hearing - Part 1 of 3

https://youtu.be/vdg2b3GBUSk (link is external)              May 10, 2016 - 29 minutes 

Army Corp 5.10.16 Dock 52 Hearing - Part 2 of 3
https://youtu.be/LmWjckcvi_k (link is external)                May 10, 2016 - 36 minutes  

Army Corp 5.10.16 Dock 52 Hearing - Part 3 of 3
https://youtu.be/vdg2b3GBUSk (link is external)              May 10, 2016 - 30 minutes 
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Grassroots Coalition’s Attorney Todd Cardiff serving Lawsuit Re: California Coastal Commission Firing of Dr. Charles Lester to the Commission and Commissioners
https://vimeo.com/158854135(link is external)                March 9, 2016  - 7 minutes

Status of Grassroots Coalition’s Lawsuit Against LA County on Oxford Lagoon https://youtu.be/oUIQcOP8jGs(link is external)                March 10, 2016 - 4 minutes

California Coastal Commission Press Conference 
https://youtu.be/rJpi5kRFsSs(link is external)                  March 9, 2016 - 18 minutes

Mark Massara, Environmental Attorney on Coastal Protection, a Mission of the Coastal Commission https://youtu.be/Uugzl-pMEkI(link is external)                 March10.2016 - 2 minutes

 

OXFORD LAGOON BIRD SANCTUARY, MARINA DEL REY, CA

Oxford Basin Re-Opening Dedication  - LA County & Activists' Points of View with narration
https://vimeo.com/175245683                                  July 7, 2016 - 8 minutes

Part 1 - Osprey & Monarchs Habitat at Oxford Destroyed 
https://youtu.be/tRlZ90AmWTY

Part 2 - Oxford Lagoon Bird Sanctuary – Resident POV   
https://youtu.be/QBY5v9MmpQc

Part 3 - Destruction of Wintering Site of Monarch Butterfy                         
https://youtu.be/o_gvLIsuB5I

Part 4 -‪ Oxford Lagoon Osprey's Home Flight 1.13.15
http://youtu.be/idTH2vGXljQ

‪Part 5 -‪ ‪Oxford Lagoon, LA County's Betrayal of Nature 1.15.15​
https://youtu.be/Yl4XpludxO0

Part 6 - ‪‪Oxford Lagoon Osprey & Eucalyptus Trees 1.2015
https://youtu.be/N-GLqLkDB-A

Part ‪7 - Oxford Lagoon Osprey Habitat Destruction Protesters
https://youtu.be/KveK9bc9gRQ

Part ‪8 - Patricia McPherson Seeks Help for Osprey,Monarch Butterflies 2.2015
https://youtu.be/MSlw0TZqZyM

Part 9 - Osprey & Monarch at Oxford Lagoon Destruction 2a
https://youtu.be/IRjjNKXAPJ0

Part 10 - Osprey & Monarchs at Oxford Lagoon Destruction
https://youtu.be/tRlZ90AmWTY

Part 11 - ‪Monarch butterflys at Oxford Lagoon 1.15/15
https://youtu.be/lbd4SlJdD90

Part 12 - ‪Patricia McPherson Seeks Help for Osprey, Monarch Butterflies
https://youtu.be/Yl4XpludxO0

Part 13 - Meeting with Vincent Yu and James Kearn. LA County in Alhambra 12.22.14
https://youtu.be/LR1r9X2VGZo

Part 14 - ‪Oxford Lagoon Osprey & Eucalyptus Trees
https://youtu.be/FznwgCHjMmU

Part 15 - ‪Emergency Acton Alert: Monarch Butterfy Tree Destruction
https://youtu.be/bv_WtukickM

Part 16 - Oxford Lagoon Bird Sanctuary‪
https://youtu.be/OY-DqZB89sw

Part 17 - Emergency Acton Alert: Monarch Butterfy Tree Destruction
https://youtu.be/o_gvLIsuB5I

Part 18 - Cutting down Eucalyptus with Wintering Monarch Butterflies oxford 3A 12.30.14
https://youtu.be/W3vhEDhugCc
 

OVER-DEVELOPMENT OF MARINA DEL REY, CA
2015 KPFK Connect The Dots - Lila Garrett & Patricia McPherson       
https://youtu.be/OY-DqZB89sw

SAVING PRECIOUS RAINWATER

Betsy Damon, Keepers of the Waters Dialogues about Resilience - Changing from a pipe shed to a watershed 3.28.16
https://vimeo.com/162143086

Betsy Damon Speaking About the Qualities of Water - Audio Only - 2016

http://www.keepersofthewaters.org/documents/Betsy_Damon_Living_Water.mp3

Exploring Rain Water Capture Options at the Culver City, CA Garden Club 9.2.15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sI1HUdhTEk(link is external)

WATER SAVING IDEAS PRESENTED TO:       
State Water Board Meeting in Sacramento, CA by Jeanette Vosburg 2.3.15

https://youtu.be/95Ad1R6XluY

Catchment Basin - Saving Precious Rain Water on an Industrial Property
https://youtu.be/kLVqSvcv8eA(link is external)

‪2015 WATER CAPTURE AND REUSE SMBRC PANEL 
State of the Santa Monica Bay 9.9.15 12 minutes 
            
https://youtu.be/bv_WtukickM

 

NEWS ARTICLES
Join me at the circus, I mean, a California Coastal Commission hearing 
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-0313-lopez-coastal-circus-20160313-column.html(link is external)Steve.lopez@latimes.com(link sends e-mail)

Killing Plants to Save the Wetlands
http://argonautnews.com/killing-plants-to-save-the-wetlands/(link is external)

Conservationists target ice plant invading Ballona Wetlands (*Not everyone agrees.) http://www.dailybreeze.com/environment-and-nature/20160313/conservationists-target-ice-plant-invading-ballona-wetlands(link is external)
 

2015 ROGUE METHANE STALKS LA STREETS
Patricia McPherson and Frank Snepp Monitor LA             
https://youtu.be/O0kgXLxM-IA

BURNING QUESTIONS NBC - IS PLAYA VISTA SAFE?
How reliable are Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety Inspections?

Part 1 - Methane Leakage / Dangers of Explosion            
https://youtu.be/c4O6jI2y_m4 

Part 2 - Proposed School Site Hot Spot                            
https://youtu.be/y_5PGSmEIj0​

Part 3 - L A Department Building & Safety Inspections?    
https://youtu.be/ji0ed6N2e8Y....

 

2005 PEABODY AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
NBC - Burning Questions Creator Frank Snepp                
https://youtu.be/s-XSCxcPEEw

 

STAPLES CENTER FIRE SAFETY NBC
How reliable are Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety Inspections?

Part 4 - Staples Center Fire Safety 1                                 
https://youtu.be/AN2R1Y2y8Ac

Part 5 - Staples Center Fire Safety 2                                   
https://youtu.be/cEYW7rLaoX8

 

GREED, GRIDLOCK AND GAS:                             
The Playa Vista Story, Producer Durnford King
https://youtu.be/TkhYQfAd8D0

 

GREEN IS THE HEALTHIEST COLOR: Possibilities for the Ballona Watershed 
https://youtu.be/CjIS0YLi0nU                           August 7, 2012   13 minutes                                

 

2005 BALLONA WATERSHED BUS TOUR
Future of Ballona Creek with Melanie Winter, Jessica Hall
https://youtu.be/lGemBCjhY4w

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