Ballona Wetlands Land Trust is a grass-roots, non-profit community organization, founded in 1994, dedicated to the acquisition, restoration, and preservation of the entire Ballona Wetlands ecosystem in Los Angeles, California. Their ultimate goal is to facilitate the creation of a world-class wildlife refuge and public park.
The Land Trust has led community organizing efforts that have helped to facilitate:
- legislation transferring the 73-acre parcel known as Ballona Northeast into the public trust for permanent protection.
- public acquisition of 600 acres of the Ballona Wetlands ecosystem (west of Lincoln Blvd. and north of Ballona Creek)
- continued interim restoration of the 600 acres of the Ballona Ecological Reserve
- litigation against the city of Los Angeles successfully challenging Playa Vista 2’s original Environmental Impact Report.
The Land Trust’s current activities involve ongoing community education and organization as well as litigation as needed to insure appropriate development. You can help by going to www.ballona.org, where you can write letters and/or donate.
If you want a fun activity, watch Sheila Laffey’sThe LAST STAND: Heroes at Ballona Wetlands, and visit Ballona Wetlands in person!