Watch the 2005 Bus Tour Video with Jessica Hall (at 6:12 minutes), Ballona Watershed Coordinator and Melanie Winter, the River Project, and others.
There is another way. Capture, cleanse and reuse rain water in Urban Parks, on Private and Public Property. Use cisterns, swales, rock gardens and rain barrels. Daylight streams. Restore underground aquifers.
Watch: Save the Ballona Wetlands habitat from the Bulldozer. Congressman Ted Lieu is working on a plan to bring the Ballona Wetlands into the National Park System. Learn more. Watch this: http://saveballona.org/water/marcia-hanscom-sierra-club-airport-marina-g...
Read: 35 former members of CA Coastal Commission oppose effort to oust executive director http://www.latimes.com/local/politics/la-me-0202-coastal-commission-20160202-story.html
Documents and Excerpts That State Why and How MDR Was Created a small craft harbor, 5.5 miles of wider beaches, a bird sanctuary. The intent: healthy recreation for all of greater Los Angeles with almost equal funding by LA City, LA County and US Congress.
Douglas Fay Interview - 60+ Years of Santa Monica Bay History.
What might have been. A County Wide Study between 1927 and 1930 by Olmsted (NY Central Park Designer) and Bartholomew proposed "Future: Parks, Playgrounds and Beaches for the Los Angeles Region.
Fly Over of Ballona and Marina Del Rey, CA - Having a Say In Our Future. Let's recapture the promise of a small boat harbor, wildlife habitat, and equal access for all at a reasonable cost in Marina del Rey.
Since 1954, Los Angeles County has grown from 2 Million to 10 Million Residents. We need to review each 49 to 60 year lease and decide if, instead of renewal, we should expand parks and habitat.
Join the effort. Water Capture Reuse
Los Angeles imports 85% of its fresh drinking water from more than 200 miles away. It costs 30% of our state electricity to send drinkable water to southern California.
Watch the 2015 Culver City Garden Club Video Reduce Water Use. How? Replace thirsty grass with drought tolerant plants, concrete with rock, gravel and permeable pavers.
The Urban Farmer
Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed Land
Beginning in the 1920's thousands of oil wells were drilled in the Los Angeles area: many are still producing, many are leaking harmful gases, some are capped but leaking. Each well needs to be inspected and made safe, especially in residential areas.
SoCalGas / Sempra Energy imports and stores millions of cubic feet of natural gas at high pressure underground in old oil fields in Playa del Rey, Montebello, Santa Clarita, and
Porter Ranch. Underground Gas Storage Field Hazards: http://www.laweekly.com/news/what-went-wrong-at-porter-ranch-6405804 and http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-porter-ranch-delay-20160102-story.html