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The Bay Foundation’s 5-Year Monitoring Report of Ballona is a Must-Read

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The Bay Foundation recently released their 5-year monitoring report of Ballona, and it is an absolute must-read. The report is the result of data collected during five years of rigorous scientific monitoring. Their comprehensive survey of the biological, chemical, and physical characteristics of Ballona provides critical information on the overall condition of the Reserve.


The report found that “the Reserve is experiencing slowly deteriorating conditions across most of the areas that are hydrologically disconnected from tidal influence. These areas are disconnected largely due to the presence of the Ballona Creek levees, along with the large amount of sediment-approximately 3.1 million cubic yards-dumped on what was historic wetlands. These two key negative impacts have caused a lack of connection to water sources that would normally flow in and out of wetlands, and a continued influx of non-native and invasive vegetation, such as mustard and iceplant.”


Click here to download the report (pdf).

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