By Lisa Fimiani, Executive Director Some very important citizen science projects go on this time of year, and it has nothing to do with religion or Christmas, really. Once upon a time birds were SHOT for sport at Christmas time, until someone figured out, “oh, we might not have many more birds around if we […]
Posted: December 15th, 2010 under Local News.
Tags: Audubon, bird counts, Christmas, Christmas Bird Count, citezen scientists, Cooper Ecological, L.A. Audubon, Palos Verdes, San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, science, winter
By Lisa Fimiani, Executive Director One of the most interesting parts of my job as ED for the Friends is joining the Audubon Docents every year for their training. I usually cannot make all of the classes, but I go to as many as I can. Martin Ramirez, Associate Professor, Department of Biology at LMU, […]
The Friends of Ballona Wetlands hosted one of their most heavily attended volunteer events on Saturday, September 25th, as part of California’s Coastal Cleanup Day. Volunteers, including groups from over fifteen local organizations, spread out into multiple teams to pick up solid trash along the Ballona Creek, parallel to the Ballona Wetlands, and along the […]
Posted: September 28th, 2010 under News From The Friends And Ballona.
Tags: Ballona, Ballona Creek, Ballona Wetlands, Coastal Cleanup Day 2010, community, creek cleanup, Friends of Ballona Wetlands, habitat restoration, marine debris, service, volunteer
Saturday, September 11, 2010. 10:00A. I arrived in the Ballona Wetlands to see our Programs Director, Kelly Rose, and Coordinator, Christian Alvez, gathering willow trimmings with our honored guest and instructor, Justin Farmer. They were all joined by Justin’s grandson Ryan, our girl scout in training Casey, and her parents, Kay and Keil. The Arroyo […]
Thousands of miles away from one another, one ecosystem along the Pacific Ocean, another land-locked and pot-holed with seasonal wetlands smack dab in the middle of the country, the Ballona Wetlands the Great Plains of the Midwest have more in common than one might imagine. To gaze upon Ballona and the Plains one might not […]