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Friday’s Regional Round-Up: Coyotes @ Ballona Wetlands

Coyotes on Secret Wetlands Camera (Unfortunately, No Roadrunners) Fresh off the press secret videos of wetlands coyotes, thanks to our friends at the Ballona Wetlands Restoration Project. Now this is reality television: Share

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Duke’s Thursday History: In the Days Before ConCreeks

The Ballona Valley in the Days Before Concrete Creeks This hunter and his hound are standing at about where Gordon’s Market stands today in Playa del Rey, near the site of the former Del Rey Stables. Ballona Creek is in the background, where it enters the Del Rey Lagoon, the remains of Moses Wickes’ dream […]

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Wednesday’s Worldwide Wetlands News

Daily BP Spill News In recent weeks we’ve been referring readers to the National Audubon Society, for their Gulf updates and fund appeals. Another worthy non-profit on the Gulf front lines is the Natural Resources Defense Council, whose senior press secretary, Eric Young, compiles an excellent daily blog on the spill situation. Finnish Energy Solution […]

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Tuesday’s Poet: Two By Elizabeth Austen

Where Currents Meet Cattle Point, San Juan Island See? Even at slack water a churn of contradictions. Stay back, instinct instructs. But from here, more beauty than danger. Water is its own gravity, light itself a lure. Lean in to the patterned motion, ripples to the north, standing waves to the south, the steady shove— […]

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Monday’s Wetland News: From Ballona to Iran

From Ballona to Iran via VOA On Saturday, we got to showcase the wetlands for people we’ll probably never meet, but then, there are over six billion humans on earth, so, as much as we’d like to, we’ll probably never meet them all. These particular folks live in Iran, and the vehicle through which they’ll […]

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