Special Thanks to our Site Manager: Paul Gutrecht
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Hope Springs Eternal
Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve
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Paul, Sasha, & Dante Gutrecht
WHY ARE WE HERE?
Appreciate the ecological systems and biodiversity in Los Angeles.
Learn about local efforts for environmental preservation.
WHAT IS OUR CALL TO TESHUVAH?
Reflect on the damage done to the natural world by urban industrial life.
Find ways to support local ecology and local environmental groups.
Volunteer with Friends of Ballona Wetlands
211 Culver Blvd, Suite N• Playa del Rey, CA 90293
Join a community restoration or creek cleanup event. Your hands-on participation helps revive this rare coastal habitat and keeps our coastal waters safe and clean.
Nearly 130 square miles of Los Angeles’ storm drains run into Ballona Creek, which means gutter trash from as far away as North Hollywood can end up right here in the wetlands. This is hazardous to sensitive wildlife, decreases water quality, and mars the beauty of the natural landscape. Every year, staff and volunteers remove tons of debris that would otherwise end up in the wetlands, on our beaches, and in the ocean.