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Ballona Watershed: Ballona West Bluffs (Uplands) with Rex Frankel 2003 prior to loss of uplands and construction of homes

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.

 

Understanding the Ballona Watershed / Wetlands / Experts' Views on Ballona Restoration

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.

About Grassroots Coalition: Videos and Brochure of Past Accomplishments

Since 1993, Grassroots Coalition has stood for transparent, accountable government, and full disclosure of environmental public health and safety issues including gas and oil field operations and to preserve and restore our precious Local Ballona Watershed. These videos and our downloadable 12 page booklet about the the Ballona Wetlands are short and informative.

The Ballona Watershed Flows South From Mullholland Drive

Since even before the late 1980’s the public has been keenly devoted to the protection and restoration of Ballona Wetlands, here in Los Angeles. Hundreds of visionary volunteers have given up blocks of their lifetimes to work in the most extraordinary David and Goliath battle defending a steadfast goal to protect and preserve for all of America --a vanishing peace and wonderment found in this remnant, endangered ecosystem.Storm Drain System in the Ballona Watershed . . .

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