Have you been introduced to the 600+ acres of the Ballona Wetlands? Drop by the Green Booth Sunday February 6th to learn more about them!
Learn about their nature walks and the upcoming bike and boat tours. Ballona Wetlands presents a great opportunity to show your kids what all of our green efforts are fighting to save - in their own backyard. Drop by the MVCC Green Booth this Sunday to learn about this treasure in our community. Marcia Hanscom, Co-Director of the Ballona Institute, will be our guest to introduce you to the wildlife and plant life that they have worked so hard to protect. Watch this video to see what treasures this area protects.
After more than 25 years of citizen effort, this once impossible dream became a reality, when the State of California acquired Ballona in 2003 through a partnership with Trust for Public Land.
Now, volunteers have embarked on a restoration project to beautify the area and heal a part of the historical Ballona Wetlands which has long been ignored. Sponsored by Ballona Institute, the City of Los Angeles, L.A. City Councilmember Bill Rosendahl's office and SunBrook Partners, the Plant-In aims to get 10,000 native plants into the ground, which will restore and enhance the lagoon ecosystem, providing additional habitat for butterflies, birds, fish, crabs and many other forms of life that live in and around the Grand Canal Lagoon. The plants, grown from seed and cuttings taken from the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve, were nurtured by native plant nurseries at Growing Solutions' in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles Conservation Corp's Sea Lab
Stop by and say hello and get informed!