Support a slow, careful restoration.
Save wildlife & biodiversity at Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve.
Learn from experts and activists who have spent years studying and working toward a good, wildlife friendly outcome at Ballona. http://saveballona.org/water/support-slow-careful-restoration-ballona-we...
Learn why a slow, careful restoration is so very important at Ballona. Watch approximately 4 hours of the Vimeos and YouTubes. Get a solid, basic education about Ballona NOW.
Reasons why Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve should remain a predominantly freshwater seasonal wetland. For at least 2000 years Ballona Wetlands have been fed fresh water from the 130 square mile Ballona Watershed. Although it does have some tidal influence, it is and has been predominantly a freshwater wetland. Both Patricia McPherson and JohnTommy Rosas make a very strong case for preserving this precious 640 acre Ballona Wetland Ecological Reserve for the freshwater dependent habitat and all the critters who live and/or visit there.
https://youtu.be/pVN-0l0TqUo 20 minutes
https://youtu.be/hjsN4iSryIg 1.5 minutes
https://youtu.be/ZOLhyaVUJ84 7 minutes
Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve - Draft Environmental Impact Report|
WILDLIFE AT BALLONA WETLANDS - Photos and Commentary BEV-SUE POWERS http://saveballona.org/water/ballona-photography-writerphotographer-bev-...
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JohnTommy Rosas explains with overlays on the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve how Preferred Alternative 1 is not a restoration when you compare how things were in the 1860-1870's. JohnTommy also explains how to restore Area’s A and C to fresh water wetlands.
TATTN VIDEO OF BWER EIS ALTERNATIVE 1 VS DOCUMENTED FRESHWATER WETLANDS.
https://youtu.be/3_BB1VmryiQ (link is external)17 Minutes 10.30.2017
Rex Frankel, "Legal Implifications of Draft Environmental Impact Report" Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve (It hasn't been Full Tidal for 2000 years.) Ask for a Freshwater Seasonal Wetland Alternative & 120 Day comment period extension.
https://youtu.be/l1g_ZPa77AE (link is external) 58 Minutes 10.17.17
https://youtu.be/uI5RTV6S8wY (link is external) 32 Minutes 4.19.16
Travis Longcore's lecture at the LA Audubon Speaker Series - “Looking Back and Envisioning the Future: Historical Ecology and Restoration in Urban Ecosystems” at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook Theater on 9.14.16 was remarkably engaging and informative.
Dr. Longcore is a professor at USC and immediate Past President of LA Audubon. Travis takes us on an enlightening tour of local urban ecosystems. Fifty-eight minutes goes by remarkably fast.
Let's demand to see height of proposed levees at Ballona Wetlands. STORY POLES (Pipes and Mesh) could show how the proposed 20 to 40 foot berms/levees will affect the view. The 3D Models of Redondo Harbor are another example of how to show both the height of the berm and the depth of the dredging proposed at Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve. Remember this proposal will invite Salt Water Intrusion, too.
Douglas Fay shares 60+ Years of Santa Monica Bay History. This interview was fascinating. Doug learned the history of Santa Monica Bay from his famous dad, Rimmon C. Fay who was one of the original California Coast Commissioners, a founder of Heal the Bay, a proponent of Oxford Lagoon Bird Sanctuary, a Clean Water Advocate, and on and on and on. If you love our Bay you need to watch this to understand how we got to where we are and what we need to do now to protect and revitalize the Bay and the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve.
Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve - Draft Environmental Impact Report
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