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Ballona Wetlands Coastal Cleanup Day 2011

By Lisa Fimiani The weather kept things cool while more than 150 volunteers spread out into the Ballona Wetlands and along the creek to participate in 27th Annual California Coastal Cleanup Day, sponsored by Heal the Bay here in LA County. Several schools and family groups came out to try their hand at removing non-native […]

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Join Us This Saturday, September 24th, at the Playa Vista Farmers Market for a Special Ballona Nature Walk

Join us this Saturday, September 24th, at 12:30pm for a walking tour and birding excursion at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh! We will be co-hosting this walk with Ballona Restoration Project in honor of National Estuary Day – and just in time to witness the autumn bird migration, in which Ballona plays a crucial role as […]

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Coastal Cleanup Day 2011 at Ballona: Restoration and Creek Cleanup on Saturday, September 17th

Coastal Cleanup Day is once again upon us, and we are looking forward to a lovely day of habitat restoration at the Ballona Saltmarsh and Dunes, as well as trash pick-up along the banks of Ballona Creek. Please join us from 9:00am to 12:00pm to help clean YOUR river and restore YOUR wetlands! To register […]

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A Ballona Audubon Icon Passes

By Lisa Fimiani Barbara Jean Courtois Sept 7, 1935 – Aug 14, 2011 For those of us who were privileged to work alongside and befriend the late Barbara Courtois over her 20 year involvement with the Ballona Audubon Education program she helped to create, we are surely sad to see her leave us. Barbara’s passion […]

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