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July 1st, 2011: Say ‘Bye’ To Single-Use Plastic Bags

Starting tomorrow, July 1st, a new ban on single-use plastic bags will go into effect at all supermarkets and large retail stores with pharmacies within the Los Angeles County unincorporated area. This is a huge step towards keeping plastic debris out of our watersheds and out of our oceans. For more information, check out the […]

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Local Inspiration, Global Significance: 2nd Graders from The John Thomas Dye School Raise over $800 to Protect the Environment with Trash-a-Thon

By Christian Alvez   Everyday, pieces of trash drift out of our watershed and enter the ocean. What doesn’t end up in our beaches end up in the Pacific, with many in the infamous “Great Pacific Garbage Patch.” But the John Thomas Dye School second graders will have none of that! This year, they organized […]

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Community Planting June 25th At Mar Vista Family Center

In partnership with Mar Vista Family Center and Ballona Creek Renaissance, the Friends of Ballona Wetlands would like to invite you to a special project in our Watershed! Click here to download the flyer. On Saturday, June 25th, from 8A-12P, the Mar Vista community will be joining us along Ballona Creek, behind Mar Vista Family […]

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Mallard Rescue (AGAIN!) On Culver Boulevard

By Lisa Fimiani, Executive Director Driving to the Friends’ office traveling along Culver Boulevard a few weeks ago I saw a duck on the other side of the road with its legs up in the air. An immediate jolt of dread shot through me, as I realized what that probably meant – the duck was […]

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