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Marina del Rey, CA: Why and How MDR Was Created with 1954 U.S. Docs 389 and 780 / Documents and Excerpts

U.S. House Documents 389 and 780 have great relevance to the
Ballona Wetlands Restoration and Marina del Rey - see page 47 of Doc. 389 for a Map.

MDR was created with the combined efforts of U.S. Congress, Los Angeles County & Los Angeles City.

LAWSUIT FILED TO CHALLENGE THE 2021 BALLONA WETLANDS “RESTORATION” PROJECT: Grassroots Coalition and Ballona Ecosystem Education Project (BEEP) Press Release

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
February 1, 2021   LOS ANGELES, CA

Grassroots Coalition and Ballona Ecosystem Education Project (BEEP) Press Release
Contact: Grassroots Coalition (GC)
Jeanette Vosburg, Outreach Coordinator, 310-721-3512
Los Angeles, CA 90066

How to Drain a Wetland & Get Away With It: The Betrayal Of The Public's Trust

THEN...
 
As is seen below in the photos from 1952 and 1997 Ballona ponds during the rainy season when allowed to do so, even with the presence of the Army Corp/ LA County built - Ballona Channel.
Playa Vista developers have always argued that their mega-development was not on a wetland, which is countered by their own internal e-mails to Los Angeles Building & Safety Department - 6/8/99 Playa Vista email to LADBS. 
 

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