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Wetlands Restoration Coalition Launches New Website

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 […]

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The Passionate Pickleweed Award Given to Honorees Kuehl, Solis and SoCalGas

On Thursday, April 30th, Friends of Ballona Wetlands honored our two new Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Sheila Kuehl, District 3, and Hilda L. Solis, District 1, and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), a Sempra Energy Utility, during our 6th Annual Ballona Watershed Warriors Celebration. The occasion was held at The Legendary Park Plaza […]

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Ballona Earth Day Celebration 2014!

Join us on Saturday, April 19th from 9:00am to 12:00pm for the Friends of Ballona Wetlands annual Earth Day celebration. All are welcome, but groups should register by sending an email to info@ballonafriends.org with your primary contact and estimated number of participants. This year, in addition to our regular restoration projects and creek cleanup, we […]

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Dumping Your Pets at Ballona Is Illegal, Irresponsible, and Cruel – And We’ve Got Nine Adorable Bunnies To Prove It

By Lisa Fimiani, Executive Director of Friends of Ballona Wetlands; with contributions by Dr. Edith Read, Ballona Freshwater Marsh Manager, Karina Johnston, Restoration Ecologist / Project Manager, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, and Michelle Kelly, Licensed Educator for House Rabbit Society and LA Rabbit Foundation Over the years the Friends of Ballona Wetlands have seen […]

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GARDENA WILLOWS – Welcome to the SOCAL Watersheds!

By Lisa Fimiani, Executive Director It isn’t often enough that I get to celebrate a sister watershed’s victory. Saturday, June 2nd, I did just that! Since 2007, when the Friends of the Gardena Willows Wetland Preserve incorporated, I’ve been trying to get down to this small but important remnant of what was once a great […]

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