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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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.
Community Garden's offer a unique opportunity for fresh food and networking with neighbors. Check out Farm Scape Gardens to germinate new ideas on eating organic foods and working as a community. http://farmscapegardens.com
Watch Jeanette Vosburg Speaking to the Culver City, CA Garden Club About Capturing and Reusing Rain Water for Your Trees, Plants and Garden. ALSO, permeable pavers, grass removal, swales
Ballona Wetlands Ecological Preserve Waterflow and Dewatering Impact (32 Slides)
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January 31, 2018
Dear Ballona Supporters here are the BWER comments I sent to Army Corps and Fish & Wildlife
COASTAL COMMISSION MEETING - Dana Point - 12.14.17
UNANIMOUS VOTE FOR PLAYA VISTA ILLEGAL DRAIN REMOVAL
JohnTommy Rosas - Tattn Videos - Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve Draft Environmental Impact Report
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Thank you to Jonathan Coffin and Bev-Sue Powers for sharing their photographs and to Bev-Sue Powers (Power Serge Publications) for her design and writing skills. Without them, none of this would have been possible.
Ballona Photography & Commentary by Writer/Photographer Bev-Sue Powers
Get acquainted with the Wildlife at the Ballona Wetlands
SIERRA CLUB HIKE Saturday 8.12.17
FERN DELL PARK AT THE TOP OF THE BALLONA WATERSHED
Southern base of Griffith Park at Western Avenue, Los Feliz and Fern Dell
Sponsored by Angeles Chapter Central Group with Airport Marina Group participants.