Wetlands Restoration Coalition Launches New WebsiteDecember 8th, 2016
In a unique collaborative effort, Friends of Ballona Wetlands, Heal the Bay, Surfrider Foundation, and Los Angeles Waterkeeper developed a comprehensive, scientific set of principles for wetland restoration projects in Southern California and beyond. Nine other organizations signed on in support of those guidelines. Since then, we have shared our principles with the California Coastal Commission, the California Fish and Game Commission, and elected officials, as well as to the public at our Meet the Wetlands event in July of 2016.
The coalition along with other local wetland experts created a website (http://wetlandsrestoration.org/) to showcase the Principles of Wetland Restoration. Now you can be a partner too! Please sign on as an individual or organization. Click here to complete the form.
The website is a tool to advocate for the restoration of Southern California’s remaining wetlands. It describes the principles and cites examples of each principle in practice. Additionally, the website has a list of restoration projects that have implemented a majority of the principles we believe are necessary for a successful and comprehensive project.
Looking forward, the coalition eagerly awaits the release of the Ballona Wetlands restoration plans (draft Environmental Impact Statement/Report). This website will be used to educate elected officials and the public about the need for scientific and comprehensive wetland restoration projects that bring back functioning ecosystems. We look forward to seeing the principles in action at Ballona!