PREPARING FOR RESTORATION BALLONA WETLANDS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE
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February 18, 2020 CARBON SEQUESTRATION FACTS & SCIENCE Presentation by Jill Stewart Reporter, with Ballona Video and Photos - Airport Marina Group Meeting
https://youtube.com/watch?v=kVmLosqBRh4 23 minutes 15 seconds
February 14, 2020 VALENTINE RALLY to Close Down SoCal Gas Underground Storage Operation and Oppose Industrial Bulldozing of Ballona & Senator Holly Mitchell Speaks Out
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymMeSFLLKNc 7 minutes 21 seconds
Patricia McPherson regarding SOCALGAS PLAYA DEL REY Operations (Slide Presentation)
June 10, 2019 California Coastal Commission (CCC) San Diego - Public Comments
Playa Vista Waste of Fresh Water at BWER,
Patricia McPherson, Grassroots Coalition and Kathy Knight, Sierra Club
https://youtube.com/watch?v=aArk1KpfqyI 9 minutes 2 seconds
May 10, 2019 California Coastal Commission (CCC) Oxnard - Public Comments
Re: Director Ainsworth's BALLONA REPORT MAY 8, 2019.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=1Lo_ZDPubEo 19 minutes 27 seconds - four speakers. First 2 speakers are Margot & Patricia.
May 10, 2019 Margot Griswold's Comments begin at 0:07 minutes to 7:26 minutes. Margot is discussing misleading testimony by Eric Stein and others during the Executive Director's Report. See the full testimony below, on Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=NFJPAsrmnO0 7 minutes 37 seconds
May 10, 2019 Patricia McPherson's Comments begin at 7:30 minutes to 14:26 minutes. Patricia gives presentation on CCC engagement, history of Ballona as a Predominantly Freshwater Wetland. See Ballona Power Point:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=fUJfuVrkzMg 7 minutes 22 seconds
California Coastal Commission Meeting, May 8 2019, Ballona Wetlands History, a PDF SlideShow Presentation
May 8, 2019 California Coastal Commission (CCC) Oxnard BALLONA WETLANDS
First 48 minutes 13A Director's Report Item 13 Informational Hearing. Listen carefully to Eric Stein.
Then 47 minutes PUBLIC COMMENTS - Patricia McPherson comes up first.
Relevant permit history and restoration efforts.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=EtgcejRl57c 1 hour 47 minutes
May 8, 2019 California Coastal Commission (CCC) Oxnard Director Jack Ainsworth's BALLONA WETLANDS ECOLOGICAL RESERVE Report: "In Order of Appearance: Dir. Ainsworth; Mandy Ravell; Andrew Willis; Dr. Joana Engle; Dr. Eric Stein, SCCWRP; Korina Johnston, Bay Foundation; Richard Brody, CA Dept. Fish & Wildlife; Chair Dana Bochco; Commissioner Robert Uranga; Korina Johnston, Bay Foundation; and Commissioner Donne Brownsey 5.8.19
https://youtube.com/watch?v=l1SDVzSiJLE 53 minutes 24 seconds
May 8, 2019 California Coastal Commission (CCC) Oxnard Public Comments, Re: CCC Director's Report on Ballona Wetlands- Patricia McPherson, Grassroots Coalition; Ruth Landsford, Friends of Ballona; Marcia Hanscom, Ballona Institute; Walter Lamb, Ballona Wetlands Land Trust; Patricia McPherson, Grassroots Coalition; Cindy Hardin, LA Audubon Society; Molly Basler, Climate Reality Leader; Edith Read, Manager Freshwater Wetlands System; Rex Frankel, Ballona Ecosystem Education Project; Margot Griswold, LA Audubon Society; Marc Saltzberg, LA County Democratic Club; Diane Fletcher-Hoppe, Protect Playa Now Coalition; Jonathan Coffin, Ballona Wetlands Photographer; Patricia Unise, representing the owners of Fishermans Village; Kathy Knight, Sierra Club; Richard Harmel, Sierra Club, Airport Marina Group; CCC Chair Dana Bochco
https://youtube.com/watch?v=obbl-VxFuKE 52 minutes 14 seconds
March 8, 2019 California Coastal Commission (CCC) Los Angeles Public Comments, Re: Playa Vista Illegal Drains on Ballona Wetlands - Grassroots Coalition & Sierra Club, Patricia McPherson
https://youtube.com/watch?v=YHU9G0AKLAo 6 minutes 34 seconds
March 6, 2019 California Coastal Commission (CCC) Los Angeles Public Comments, Re: Playa Vista Illegal Dewatering on Ballona Wetlands - Grassroots Coalition & Sierra Club, Patricia McPherson and Sierra Club, Richard Harmel
https://youtube.com/watch?v=VPsSlqo5Tzc 18 minutes 18 seconds
Doug Fay Ballona Watershed -60+ years of history of the Santa Monica Bay - 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.
https://vimeo.com/176516818 July 18, 2016 - 30 minutes
Sierra Club AMG April Meeting at Burton Chace Park
https://youtube.com/watch?v=uI5RTV6S8wY (link is external) April 19, 2016 - 32 minutes
Margot Griswold, Restoration Ecologist offers conservation minded alternative to bulldozing the Ballona Wetlands
https://youtube.com/watch?v=tqMEVdaql8E April 12, 2014 - 60 minutes
Dr. Griswold explains that these historical wetlands have not had full tidal flow (proposed by the Bay Foundation) for thousands of years. Spend an hour watching Dr. Griswold's presentation; you will feel hope and awe for all the species you will meet. I learned effortlessly as she shared her vast knowledge of the history of Ballona. Her passion for the Ballona Wetlands is evident throughout. Jonathan Coffin's Ballona Wildlife Photos made my experience all the more worthwhile. Kudos, Margot and the Airport Marina Group of the Sierra Club for hosting her. Thanks to Patricia McPherson of Grassroots Coalition for this You Tube Video of the entire presentation including audience interaction.
"Closure Dynamics of Southern California Estuaries, and Implications for
Restoration of the Ballona Wetlands in Playa del Rey, CA"
https://youtube.com/watch?v=1viLaZaVhQY May 22, 2012 - 60 minutes
*Fly over of Marina Del Rey, CA and Ballona Wetlands March 3, 2016 – please watch.
https://youtube.com/watch?v=PQVHGOZeNEY(link is external) March 3, 2016 - 7 minutes
Marcia Hanscom Discussing Plans for Ballona Wetlands Restoration
https://youtube.com/watch?v=qhfgXwMZWrk(link is external) January 19, 2016 - 52 minutes
HOOK, LINE & SINKER by Bev-Sue Powers
Meet Birds and Wildlife on the Ballona Jetties, Recreational Fishing Impacts, Public Outreach Potential, and What We Can Do
https://youtube.com/watch?v=POzzmT8aEWQ (link is external) May 17, 2016 - 51 minutes
Audience Comments and Suggestions after Bev-Sue's Presentation
https://youtube.com/watch?v=N9ju4UpTJJM (link is external) May 17, 2016 - 19 minutes
Environmental Activists Can Learn from Arroyo Seco Foundation’s & Pasadena Audubon Society’s Lawsuit Against LA County: Mitchell Tsai's Talk in Pasadena
https://vimeo.com/176643552 July 20, 2016 - 19 minutes
No Big Dig fundraiser 2014 for the Arroyo Seco Foundation's Lawsuit against LA County to fight 400 truck loads of dredging the Hahamongna Basin.
https://vimeo.com/115027125 2015 - 5 minutes
A quick view of LA County's devastating plan to destroy a natural habitat and the Pasadena's plan to preserved. Written Directed by Asif Ahmed Voice Over Petrea ...
THANKS TO THE ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS FOR HAVING THIS HEARING AT BURTON CHASE PARK. OVER 19 CONCERNED CITIZENS TESTIFIED. EVERYONE SPOKE AGAINST THE PROJECT.
This 3 part YouTube is worth watch. (If you were there and spoke you will see the strength of your testimony. If you are watching for the first time, you will be filled with pride at your fellow citizens intelligent comments and the quality of their citizenship.)
Army Corp 5.10.16 Dock 52 Hearing - Part 1 of 3
https://youtube.com/watch?v=vdg2b3GBUSk (link is external) May 10, 2016 - 29 minutes
Army Corp 5.10.16 Dock 52 Hearing - Part 2 of 3
https://youtube.com/watch?v=LmWjckcvi_k (link is external) May 10, 2016 - 36 minutes
Army Corp 5.10.16 Dock 52 Hearing - Part 3 of 3
https://youtube.com/watch?v=vdg2b3GBUSk (link is external) May 10, 2016 - 30 minutes
Grassroots Coalition’s Attorney Todd Cardiff serving Lawsuit Re: California Coastal Commission Firing of Dr. Charles Lester to the Commission and Commissioners
https://vimeo.com/158854135(link is external) March 9, 2016 - 7 minutes
Status of Grassroots Coalition’s Lawsuit Against LA County on Oxford Lagoon https://youtube.com/watch?v=oUIQcOP8jGs(link is external) March 10, 2016 - 4 minutes
California Coastal Commission Press Conference
https://youtube.com/watch?v=rJpi5kRFsSs(link is external) March 9, 2016 - 18 minutes
Mark Massara, Environmental Attorney on Coastal Protection, a Mission of the Coastal Commission https://youtube.com/watch?v=Uugzl-pMEkI(link is external) March10.2016 - 2 minutes
OXFORD LAGOON BIRD SANCTUARY, MARINA DEL REY, CA
Part 1 - Osprey & Monarchs Habitat at Oxford Destroyed
Part 2 - Oxford Lagoon Bird Sanctuary – Resident POV
Part 3 - Destruction of Wintering Site of Monarch Butterfy
Part 4 - Oxford Lagoon Osprey's Home Flight 1.13.15
Part 5 - Oxford Lagoon, LA County's Betrayal of Nature 1.15.15
Part 6 - Oxford Lagoon Osprey & Eucalyptus Trees 1.2015
Part 7 - Oxford Lagoon Osprey Habitat Destruction Protesters
Part 8 - Patricia McPherson Seeks Help for Osprey,Monarch Butterflies 2.2015
Part 9 - Osprey & Monarch at Oxford Lagoon Destruction 2a
Part 10 - Osprey & Monarchs at Oxford Lagoon Destruction
Part 11 - Monarch butterflys at Oxford Lagoon 1.15/15
Part 12 - Patricia McPherson Seeks Help for Osprey, Monarch Butterflies
Part 13 - Meeting with Vincent Yu and James Kearn. LA County in Alhambra 12.22.14
Part 16 - Oxford Lagoon Bird Sanctuary
Part 17 - Emergency Acton Alert: Monarch Butterfy Tree Destruction
Part 18 - Cutting down Eucalyptus with Wintering Monarch Butterflies oxford 3A 12.30.14
OVER-DEVELOPMENT OF MARINA DEL REY, CA
2015 KPFK Connect The Dots - Lila Garrett & Patricia McPherson
SAVING PRECIOUS RAINWATER
Betsy Damon, Keepers of the Waters Dialogues about Resilience - Changing from a pipe shed to a watershed 3.28.16
Betsy Damon Speaking About the Qualities of Water - Audio Only - 2016
Exploring Rain Water Capture Options at the Culver City, CA Garden Club 9.2.15
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sI1HUdhTEk(link is external)
WATER SAVING IDEAS PRESENTED TO:
State Water Board Meeting in Sacramento, CA by Jeanette Vosburg 2.3.15
2015 WATER CAPTURE AND REUSE SMBRC PANEL
State of the Santa Monica Bay 9.9.15 12 minutes
Join me at the circus, I mean, a California Coastal Commission hearing http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-0313-lopez-coastal-circus-20160313-column.html(link is external)Steve.firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail)
Killing Plants to Save the Wetlands
http://argonautnews.com/killing-plants-to-save-the-wetlands/(link is external)
Conservationists target ice plant invading Ballona Wetlands (*Not everyone agrees.) http://www.dailybreeze.com/environment-and-nature/20160313/conservationists-target-ice-plant-invading-ballona-wetlands(link is external)
2015 ROGUE METHANE STALKS LA STREETS
Patricia McPherson and Frank Snepp Monitor LA
BURNING QUESTIONS NBC - IS PLAYA VISTA SAFE?
How reliable are Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety Inspections?
Part 1 - Methane Leakage / Dangers of Explosion
Part 2 - Proposed School Site Hot Spot
Part 3 - L A Department Building & Safety Inspections?
2005 PEABODY AWARD ACCEPTANCE SPEECH
NBC - Burning Questions Creator Frank Snepp
STAPLES CENTER FIRE SAFETY NBC
How reliable are Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety Inspections?
Part 4 - Staples Center Fire Safety 1
Part 5 - Staples Center Fire Safety 2
GREEN IS THE HEALTHIEST COLOR: Possibilities for the Ballona Watershed
https://youtube.com/watch?v=CjIS0YLi0nU August 7, 2012 13 minutes
2005 BALLONA WATERSHED BUS TOUR
Future of Ballona Creek with Melanie Winter, Jessica Hall