Earth Day ~ Ballona Wetlands aka Playa Del Rey

Earth Day is this Friday, so in it's honor I thought I'd post about a local volunteer opportunity to help cleanup and preserve some of Playa Del Rey's 300-acre saltwater marsh aka The Ballona Wetlands
As we all learned in 2nd grade science class, each year millions of birds fly along the Pacific on a 7,500-mile migratory route. Wetlands provide them refuge, food and a place to recharge for the long flight.  Without these places, birds cannot make their journey. In addition, the marsh also acts as a filtration system to our very own Santa Monica bay. So this Saturday, April 23rd from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm lend a hand, learn a lot and give back to our local wetlands (aka mother Earth).
Get Me There:  Meet in the Parking lot behind Gordon’s Market at 303 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. If you plan to roll deep, with 10 friends or more, be sure you RSVP to or call 310-306-5994
Give Me Something More: 
Can't make it on Saturday? Don't fret! Friends of Ballona Wetlands is sponsoring monthly interpretive nature walks and volunteer cleanups every fourth Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. 
Don't want to pick up trash? They also offer amazing walking tours of the wet lands, find a link to a calendar of events (here).  

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