This land is your land! Nature Walk at Ballona Sunday
- Apologies for the late reminder -- but THIS Sunday is our monthly
Ballona Wetlands Nature Walk.
2 pm - 4:30 pm -- Sunday, October 5.
This is a great time to see and experience the Ballona Wetlands, as many
birds have begun migrating from as far away as Alaska, Idaho, Montana
and elsewhere on the Pacific Flyway. Naturalist, botanist and marine
biologist Robert Roy van de Hoek will interpret the natural wildlife you
will see and explain how the natural history of the region and how all
of the various parts of the Ballona Wetlands ecosystem work together.
LAST month on our nature walk we saw a White-faced Ibis, not known to be
recorded at Ballona for some significant number of years. The beautiful
black, shimmering Ibis spent much of the afternoon feeding in Del Rey
Lagoon and was a wonderful sight to see for those who keep track of the
species frequenting Ballona.
We hope you will join us.
This is a special time, after nearly five years of conducting these
walks, this is our first walk after the BIG announcement and vote by the
Wildlife Conservation Board this past week approving the State's
purchase agreement that will translate to the public soon owning more
than 600 acres of the Ballona Wetlands.
Add those 600+ acres to the lagoons, which are already in public
ownership, and you can understand why scientists such as Dr. Joy Zedler
call Ballona one of the pearls on a necklace along the Southern
Thanks to Governor Gray Davis -- VERY soon we will be able to say "This
land is OUR land!" Come out and see why so many hundreds of people
worked so hard to achieve this wonderful miracle!
We meet at Del Rey Lagoon Park in Playa del Rey. Take 405 fwy. to 90
Marina fwy., turn left at first signal at end of freeway (Culver Blvd.)
Travel on Culver through the wetlands (enjoying them along your drive!)
and at the VERY end of Culver, nearly at the sand, turn right on to
Pacific. After one block, you will see Del Rey Lagoon Park on the
right. Pass the first parking spaces, sport fields and picnic tables.
Turn into the shade-tree parking lot, near the small dock in the
lagoon. We meet in this parking lot.
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Wetlands Action Network
protecting & restoring wetlands
along the Pacific Migratory Pathways
PO Box 1145
Malibu, CA 90265