When it rains, Los Angeles sends billions of gallons of 'free liquid gold' down the drain
During one of this winter’s frequent storms, sheets of rainwater spilled from roofs, washed across sidewalks and down gutters into a sprawling network of underground storm drains that empty into the Los Angeles River channel. (Same goes for Ballona Flood Control Channel. Billions of gallons of rainwaterflow into the Pacific Ocean at Santa Monica Bay.)
You can reduce your water bill by capturing "free" rainwater.
Private homes cover 60% of our developed LA land mass.
TREES TAKE CARE OF EACH, THEY SHARE WITH EACH OTHER, THEY STORE WATER IN THEIR ROOT SYSTEMS
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The Antidote to Apathy. Please find 7 minutes in your busy lives to watch one of the most interesting TED talks that are out there.
TED Talk (Dave Meslin): https://www.ted.com/talks/dave_meslin_the_antidote_to_apathy?language=en#t-43260
When contacting an official or their aide, try to stay positive and polite. Avoid name calling and being rude. Prepare a statement, and bring photographs to support your claim, whether testifying and exparte.
During heavy rains, our industrial parking lot would have six inch puddles. Our cement contractor, De Olivera Concrete removed approximately 1,000 feet of concrete, dug a 8 by 8 by 8 foot deep Catchment Basin, filled it with gravel, and installed a steel grate so rainwater could percolate back into the earth. This win, win situation helped the tenant and put much need rainwater back into our aquifer.
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hearing Marina Del Rey, CA
May 10, 2016 Dock 52 “Proposed Boat Central Project”
Click below for 3 Part YouTube of Meeting with Army Corps.
Part 1 of 3 https://youtu.be/GAapIm1Eync
From the ocean, down Ballona Creek to Venice Blvd and Cochran and to Griffith Park where Ballona daylights again. See an opportunity for a 50 mile hiking/biking LOOP
This area should be reserved for public recreational facilities, not commercial development.
Pier 44 is part of the Marina Del Rey Over-Development. In the last 60 years, public recreation and the initial 6000 boat slips have shrunk in favor of commercial businesses, hotels, condos, and apartments on leased land Los Angeles County asserts it owns. With each new lease, more recreational area and parking set aside for either parks or parking lots have disappeared.
U.S. House Documents 389 and 780 have great relevance to the
Ballona Wetlands Restoration and Marina del Rey - see page 47 of Doc. 389 for a Map.
MDR was created with the combined efforts of U.S. Congress, Los Angeles County & Los Angeles City.
Grassroots Coalition Letter to the California Coastal Commission Ballona Wetlands/Playa Vista Restorations
10 Pages - March 5, 2017 - downloadable and printable Word docx
CALIFORNIA COASTAL COMMISSION First sent 2/16/17
Enviros, Calif. Coastal Commission Settle Records Spat
BIANCA BRUNO March 24, 2017
SAN DIEGO (CN) – An environmentalist group that sued the California Coastal Commission last year over the agency’s ouster of its executive director has settled the case out of court.
California Coastal Commission Letter dated April 11, 2014 to Playa Capital
"Unpermitted Drains Located in Ballona Ecological Reserve"
STATE OF CALIFORNIA- NATURAL RESOURCES AGENCY
EDMUND G. BROWN, JR., Governor