Busy Week on Ballona Creek – Volunteer Now

This Tuesday, July 19 from  10 am to noon, the Ballona Creek Watershed Task Force Stakeholders Meeting (new time for this meeting only!) will be at the Patacchia Room, Culver City Hall, 9770 Culver Blvd. Presentations include the Baykeeper’s Drain Watch program, and Culver City’s Rainwater Harvesting program. (Check the archives here for Community News to find out how to get involved with a click-)

Wednesday, July 20, 7:00-8:30pm, Drain Watch presentation and basic training for interested volunteers, Santa Monica Baykeeper HQ, 120 Broadway, Suite 105, Santa Monica. For details, come to the task force meeting or go online to www.smbaykeeper.org. Assisted by some alerts and photo documentation from BCR bike path users, Drain Watch staff and volunteers are busy monitoring drain outlets along Ballona Creek for pollutants. This provides a valuable supplement to ongoing in-creek monitoring by others.

Saturday, July 23, 9:30am-12:30pm, Ballona Wetlands and Creek Volunteer Restoration and Cleanup, co-sponsored by Friends of Ballona Wetlands and BCR.; enter behind Gordon’s Market, 303 Culver Blvd., Playa Del Rey , CA 90292 (For details, visit FBW’s calendar at www.ballonafriends.org). BCR’s David Valdez, event co-leader, says “Here’s a nice way to spend a sunny summer morning in the ocean breeze, while taking care of the environment. Hope to see you there!”

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