MOST RECENT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR 127 SQUARE MILE BALLONA WATERSHED
The bridge that spans La Cienega from Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area to Stone View Nature Center is complete. You can walk across on the bridge. It's accessible from either end.
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?
Grassroots Coalition Prevails in Settlement Agreement, Supporting the California Coastal Commission's Findings That Playa Capital's Unpermitted Water Drainage Devices Are Destructive to Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve in Los Angeles
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and Playa Capital LLC have agreed to stop draining freshwaters from Ballona Wetlands via the unpermitted drains. CDFW has applied for a Coastal Development Permit to cease the drainage.
Grassroots Coalition invites you to attend and participate at the Coastal Commission Meeting, expected in August 2017 in Los Angeles. The topic is the review of the CDFW requested permit to cease the drainage.
Enviros, Calif. Coastal Commission Settle Records Spat
Watch the 2005 Bus Tour Video with Melanie Winter, River Project, Jessica Hall, Ballona Watershed Coordinator and others. - 6 min
There is another way. Capture, cleanse and reuse rain water in Urban Parks, on Private and Public Property. Use cisterns, swales, rock gardens and rain barrels. Daylight streams. Restore underground aquifers.
Watch: Save the Ballona Wetlands habitat from the Bulldozer. Congressman Ted Lieu is working on a plan to bring the Ballona Wetlands into the National Park System. Learn more. Watch this: http://saveballona.org/water/marcia-hanscom-sierra-club-airport-marina-g...
Read: 35 former members of CA Coastal Commission oppose effort to oust executive director http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-0202-coastal-commission-20160202-story.html
Documents and Excerpts That State Why and How MDR Was Created a small craft harbor, 5.5 miles of wider beaches, a bird sanctuary. The intent: healthy recreation for all of greater Los Angeles with almost equal funding by LA City, LA County and US Congress.
Douglas Fay Interview - 60+ Years of Santa Monica Bay History.
What might have been. A County Wide Study between 1927 and 1930 by Olmsted (NY Central Park Designer) and Bartholomew proposed "Future: Parks, Playgrounds and Beaches for the Los Angeles Region.
Fly Over of Ballona and Marina Del Rey, CA - Having a Say In Our Future. Let's recapture the promise of a small boat harbor, wildlife habitat, and equal access for all at a reasonable cost in Marina del Rey.
Since 1954, Los Angeles County has grown from 2 Million to 10 Million Residents. We need to review each 49 to 60 year lease and decide if, instead of renewal, we should expand parks and habitat.
Join the effort. Water Capture Reuse
Los Angeles imports 85% of its fresh drinking water from more than 200 miles away. It costs 30% of our state electricity to send drinkable water to southern California.
Watch the 2015 Culver City Garden Club Video Reduce Water Use. How? Replace thirsty grass with drought tolerant plants, concrete with rock, gravel and permeable pavers.
Beginning in the 1920's thousands of oil wells were drilled in the Los Angeles area: many are still producing, many are leaking harmful gases, some are capped but leaking. Each well needs to be inspected and made safe, especially in residential areas.
SoCalGas / Sempra Energy imports and stores millions of cubic feet of natural gas at high pressure underground in old oil fields in Playa del Rey, Montebello, Santa Clarita, and
Monterey Becomes California's First Major Oil-Producing County to Ban Fracking
55% of Voters in Monterey County, California's fourth-largest oil-producing county, on Tuesday, 11.8.16 passed Measure Z to ban fracking and other dangerous extraction techniques.
Porter Ranch. Underground Gas Storage Field Hazards: http://www.laweekly.com/news/what-went-wrong-at-porter-ranch-6405804 and http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-porter-ranch-delay-20160102-story.html