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YPs Clean Up Our Creeks

April 27, 2018

Friends of Ballona Wetlands’ mission is to champion the restoration and protection of the Ballona Wetlands, involving and educating the public as advocates and stewards.

On Saturday, April 21 the LAX Coastal Young Professionals partnered with LAX Coastal Chamber member and local nonprofit, the Friends of Ballona Wetlands, for a morning of birdwatching and cleaning our environment.

The YPs were guided by Friends of Ballona Wetlands Executive Director, Scott Culbertson, through the saltwater wetlands in Playa del Rey for a tour of the grounds. Through Culbertson’s trained eyes and on-hand binoculars, the group was able to spot ducks, coots, egrets, herons, and more throughout the reserve—only a few of the 200 species that travel through the wetlands each year.

LAX Coastal YPs pose on the wetlands viewing platform

After birdwatching, the group headed to Ballona Creek where they were armed with rubber gloves and trash bags to help clean up our community. Even a moderate amount of rain can unfortunately bring tons of trash into our waters, but through the constant efforts of the Friends of Ballona Wetlands and the gracious volunteerism of our community—and LAX Coastal Young Professionals—we are helping to keep our environment clean.


 

Keep an eye on the LAX Coastal Chamber of Commerce calendar at www.laxcoastal.com for future LAX Coastal YP events.

Learn more about the local efforts of the Friends of Ballona Wetlands at www.ballonafriends.org

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Friday, April 27, 2018 | 2:55 pm