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Ballona Creek Sewage Spill

UPDATE: Spill contained, beaches open! “They dropped everything and got a major sewage spill contained in the space of hours,” said Mark Gold, president of Heal the Bay. “This is a great case where the city’s prompt action protected public health and the environment.” —————— Via http://www.publichealth.lacounty.gov/phcommon/public/media/mediapubhpdetail.cfm?prid=840 “LOS ANGELES – The Department of Public Health […]

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Record Turnout for the Friends of Ballona Wetlands Coastal Cleanup Day Event

The Friends of Ballona Wetlands hosted one of their most heavily attended volunteer events on Saturday, September 25th, as part of California’s Coastal Cleanup Day. Volunteers, including groups from over fifteen local organizations, spread out into multiple teams to pick up solid trash along the Ballona Creek, parallel to the Ballona Wetlands, and along the […]

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Monday’s Local Ballona News

Understanding Our Urban Ecosystem: Please Don’t Feed The Coyotes By Dr. Eric Strauss Dr. Eric Strauss is the Seaver College Presidential Professor at Loyola Marymount University’s Biology Department, with a specialty in Urban Ecology. Professor Strauss comes to LMU from Boston College where he has served for 15 years as the Founding Director of Environmental […]

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Ballona Coastal Cleanup Day 2010!

California Coastal Cleanup Day 2010 at Ballona will be THE place to be on Saturday, September 25th! Download the flier in PDF here: http://ballonafriends.org/docs/CCD2010_Flyer_web.pdf In addition to cleaning our river and restoring our wetlands, volunteers will have the opportunity – exclusively for Coastal Cleanup Day – to view an art exhibit in the meadow featuring […]

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Native American Basket Weaving at the Ballona Wetlands

Saturday, September 11, 2010. 10:00A. I arrived in the Ballona Wetlands to see our Programs Director, Kelly Rose, and Coordinator, Christian Alvez, gathering willow trimmings with our honored guest and instructor, Justin Farmer. They were all joined by Justin’s grandson Ryan, our girl scout in training Casey, and her parents, Kay and Keil. The Arroyo […]

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