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Grassroots Coalition Announces -- California Coastal Commission Finds Playa Vista's Illegal Water Drainage Devices Are Destructive to Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve in Los Angeles
Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission In 2010 Grassroots Coalition's President Patricia McPherson, with the help of associate John Davis began researching the way in which the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission interfaced with the (*so called) Public Private Partnership (PPP) known as the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation (an independent private business).
Grassroots Coalition President, Patricia McPherson, provided power point presentations to California Coastal Commission. The power point presentation links are below. The power points are for the targeted audience.
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1) California Coastal Commission Hearing - Presentation June 2013-a.pptx 38 meg download (43 pages)
Playa Vista Dewatering and Bulldozing the Ballona Wetlands East of Lincoln early 2003. See the flooded wetlands.
Mr Video Man does an excellent job on Poisoned Paradise.
The Ballona West Bluffs (Uplands) were lost to developers. Rex Frankel speaks out in 2003. Officially presented to Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission (SMBRC) in December 2005 at the Yacht Club Meeting Room.
Lots of opinions were expressed on the proposed Annenberg Pet Clinic in the Ballona Wetlands. It is now being built at Playa Vista!
It pays to speak up.
For several years the Ballona Wetlands have appeared remarkably dry, even in the rainy season. Ballona volunteers have been perplexed. We asked Why? A Public Request Act (PRA) may have supplied the answer!
What is a watershed?
A. A watershed is basically a drainage area. In other words, when it rains, the rain follows the terrain, flowing down over the surface to a central low point – a river, creek, lake, or bay. The watershed is the entire area that drains water to that low point.