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Keeping Ballona Creek Clean: Culver City Rain Garden Restoration

Post Date:01/11/2019 12:49 PM

Keeping Culver City's Ballona Creek CleanThe City of Culver City is co-hosting monthly rain garden clean-up events with The Bay Foundation throughout 2019, and details on the first four of the year have been released.  “Through our Rain Garden Restoration events, the City and The Bay Foundation invite members of Culver City’s community to help support a healthy wildlife and environment,” said Thomas Small, Mayor of Culver City. “This is a wonderful hands-on habitat restoration effort to maintain one of our treasured spots: Ballona Creek. I applaud volunteers for their contribution to our community.”

Each Culver City Rain Garden Restoration will take place from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on the following Saturdays:

  • January 12
  • February 23
  • March 23
  • April 13

This Culver City Rain Garden captures rain and surface runoff, filters noxious contaminants that would otherwise flow into the Ballona Creek and beautifies the urban landscape. Volunteers will be responsible for weeding, watering and maintaining the gardens to keep local waterways clean and support newly-planted natives. Volunteers may receive community service credit for their hours of service.

The entrance to the volunteer site is at the end of Pearson Street at Ballona Creek.  Since the site doesn't have an actual address, 10101 Jefferson Boulevard is provided for GPS-purposes. Gloves and tools will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring water, snacks and sunscreen as well as required to wear close-toed shoes.

Sign up to volunteer or learn more about the event.

Watch a video about the work The Bay Foundation has done here in Culver City.

Ballona Creek Wildlife

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