Monday, June 7, 2010
On the other side of Washington Boulevard from the Venice Canal lies the Ballona Wetlands' Grand Canal Lagoon -- one of L.A.'s most precious environmental resources.
Hundreds of birds and plant species depend on the health of the 600-acre wetlands for their survival. Unfortunately overdevelopment in Playa Del Rey, Marina Del Rey and Venice have threatened the sustainability of the Ballona Wetlands. I saw this first-hand on a bike trip to Venice Beach when I noticed a poor little lost bird that had wandered into the middle of busy Washington Boulevard.
The website Santa Monica Bay has a good overview of the current restoration project and why it is so important:
Posted by Josh Marks at 11:38 PM