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In Memory of Barbara Elliott

Barbara Elliott (left) with Jean Brandt Barbara Elliott, cherished friend and volunteer, passed away after a short illness on May 15, 2013. Lisa Fimiani, our Executive Director, said: “I’ve known and admired Barbara for years, and she had been a fixture at the Ballona Freshwater Marsh since it was created. She regularly birded the marsh […]

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In Memory of Bill Lansford

Bill Lansford, age 90, passed away on May 22, 2013. Bill was an accomplished author and screenwriter and a decorated World War II and Korean War U.S. Army and Marine veteran. More importantly, he was a dear friend of ours from our inception as a non-profit organization. Bill’s wife, Ruth Lansford, fell in love with […]

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A Busy Month for Friends of Ballona Wetlands

We’ve had a busy four weeks! As the weather warms our work at Ballona Wetlands begins to heat up as well, and we wanted to share with you a sample of what we’ve been doing. We began on April 18 by holding our 4th annual Ballona Watershed Warriors Celebration. This year we honored the environmental […]

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Earth Day at Ballona – We Set Her Free!

By Lisa Fimiani One of my favorite parts of my job is participating in our Earth Day celebrations with board members, volunteers and docents who come out for this annual event. This year we had the South Bay Wildlife Rehab (SBWR) folks out to dazzle us with Eddie, the recently partially rehabbed Great Horned Owl, […]

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