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Archive for April, 2010

Friday’s Local Watershed News

Jan Perry receives national award for South L.A. wetland Via The South Los Angeles Report (click for an audio interview about the project): Jan Perry received the 2010 National Environment Award for getting the South Los Angeles Wetlands Park off the ground from the National Association of Clean Water Agencies(NACWA). The new park is being […]

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Thursday: Ballona History III, Early Non-Native Settlers

D. J. “Duke” Dukesherer is a local writer and official historian of the Ballona Blog. He is the author of Beach of the King, The Early History of Playa Del Rey, Westchester, Playa Vista, CA, and ‘Round the Clump of Willows. This post is excerpted and adapted from Beach of the King. Early Non-Native Settlers […]

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Worldwide Wetlands and Water News

Art display at wetlands to deliver eco-lessons The Friends were thrilled to have local artist Deb Ris at our annual Earth Day event (more photos here). We were struck by the fact that a similar art installation was displaying simultaneously on the other side of the world.  Via China Post: TAIPEI, Taiwan — Five landscape […]

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Tuesday’s Poet: Two by Linda Pastan

The Flood, 2005 When Noah prepared his ark he had precise instructions from above: so many ribs of Cyprus covered with reeds, so many portholes and doors and where to place them. He was told how to choose the animals—the pair of ostriches trying to hide their heads, the hummingbirds hovering over the cardinals’ red […]

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Sad Notes from a Gorgeous Bike Ride

Lisa Fimiani is Co-Executive Director, Friends of Ballona Wetlands, Treasurer, Los Angeles Audubon Society, and a Master Gardener and Environmental Restoration Specialist I took a bike ride Sunday, April 18th along the Ballona Creek bike path. Long overdue for me. I try to get out at least once a week. My goal is eventually to […]

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