Congresswoman Jane Harman has been a supporter of the Ballona Bike Path and the Santa Monica Bay. At her invitation activists and elected officials were invited to her Ballona Bike Tour. We apologize to those we did not caption.
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Ballona Watershed Related Material
Ballona Watershed Historical Photos 1923-1952
In October 2006, Jessica Hall, Ballona Watershed Coordinator, did a bus tour of Ballona Watershed.
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:
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.
Understanding 1) technical terms 2) commonly used terms and 3) 'words' that have extra legal meaning(s), that either restricts or enlarges, beyond the common dictionary definition is essential.
Elected and agency officials, developers and counsel should take notice that they may be liable under these enforcement provisions of the Clean Water Act: Direct Discharge.
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?