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Bring Back Ballona!

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is the lead agency for the planning, implementation, and management of the restoration of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve (BWER). Successful restorations have taken place all along the California coast and provided countless benefits to the wildlife and people living nearby.

After a quarter century of the community holding off development in the wetlands, the State, under Gov. Davis acquired the wetlands in 2003. The land is permanently protected from development to serve as habitat for wildlife. At the time of acquisition, there was a clear need for restoration and planning got underway soon after the purchase. Many years later, plans for restoration have finally been released through a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR), which the State and Army Corps released in the fall of 2017. CDFW received thousands of comments on the DEIR to restore Ballona. They are currently reviewing the comments and developing the final report.

Click here to download Friends of Ballona Wetlands' comment letter on the Draft EIR for the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve »

Click here to download the Wetlands Restoration Principles Coalition Steering Committee comment letter on the Draft EIR for the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve »

Click here for the Draft EIR for the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve »

 
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