AIRPORT MARINA GROUP (AMG) serves zip codes 90008-16-43-45-56-94; 90245-50; 90291-92-93; 90301-2-3-4-5 and others who may wish to join.
AIRPORT MARINA GROUP (AMG) MISSION STATEMENT -
we focus on the health and viability of our Ballona Watershed; the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve Wildlife and Habitat; the drying out of Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve and Playa Vista's confiscation and throw away of Ballona's freshwater resources; the Risks and Hazards of the SoCalGas Underground Gas Storage Operations in Playa del Rey; the Ballona Flood Control Channel; Marina del Rey; Los Angeles Airport; and Baldwin Hills Conservancy's Park to Playa Vision.
BALLONA IS A PREDOMINENTLY FRESHWATER SEASONAL WETLAND - Currently it is under threat of being changed to a Full Tidal Wetland.
THE RISKS & HAZARDS OF SOCALGAS / PLAYA DEL REY UNDERGROUND GAS STORAGE OPERATIONS for BALLONA, PLAYA VISTA, MARINA & PLAYA DEL REY, VENICE AND WESTCHESTER
- CCST Report: RISK & VIABILITY OF SOCALGAS PLAYA DEL REY UNDERGROUND NATURAL GAS STORAGE Report singles-out SCG / PDR for Potential Shut-Down due to lack of gas containment issues. -- http://saveballona.org/water/ccst-report-risk-viability-socalgas-playa-del-rey-underground-natural-gas-storage.html
- SoCalGas, Playa Del Rey Gas Storage Field Leakage - Grassroots Coalition's CPUC Complaint Case; CPUC Consumer Protection and Safety Division - "Facts and Findings" -- http://saveballona.org/water/socalgas-playa-del-rey-gas-storage-field-leaks-cpuc-complaint-case-facts-and-findings-presented-cpuc-2002-2007-lower-ballona-watershed.html
- Victor Jones, Ph.D. Environmental Technologies, Inc Comments on Grassroots’ CPUC Settlement Agreement with SoCalGas -- http://saveballona.org/water/victor-jones-phd-environmental-technologies-inc-comments-grassroots-cpuc-settlement-agreement-socalgas.html
- Oil & Gas Fields Reference Materials – Baldwin Hills/Inglewood – PXP - Playa Vista/SoCalGas -- http://saveballona.org/content/baldwin-hillsinglewood-pxp-playa-vistasocalgas-gas-oil-fields-reference-materials
- Playa del Rey - SoCalGas Underground Gas Storage Field Operation -- http://saveballona.org/content/baldwin-hillsinglewood-pxp-playa-vistasoc.
SAVING BALLONA WETLANDS - SIERRA CLUB CONSERVATION & WETLANDS PRESERVATION 90' ... since 1970 a spirit of collaboration and passion has run high among many original activists and newer recruits ...
Official position of the Sierra Club related to the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve proposed "restoration" plans
Whereas, while more than 90 percent of California’s coastal wetland ecosystems have been destroyed, the type of habitat found at the Ballona Wetlands Reserve is the rarest of our remaining coastal wetlands, 640+ acres on the Los Angeles coast were acquired by the State of California in 2003/2004 for preservation using $140 million, mostly from Wildlife Conservation bond funds, and the ecological reserve is public land dedicated for protection of ecologically sensitive species; and
Whereas, flora and fauna found at the reserve include endangered and imperiled species such as the California Gnatcatcher, White-tailed Kite, California Least Tern, Belding’s Savannah Sparrow, El Segundo Blue Butterfly and the Lewis’ Primrose; some species are year-round residents of Ballona while some bird species migrate from as far away as the Amazon River and Arctic Circle; this ecosystem has abundant flora and fauna, including rare species and a high diversity of pollinators; and
Whereas, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and other government agencies are considering plans to significantly alter the reserve; by bulldozing massive amounts of earth that would radically change the current habitat and eliminate or displace current flora and fauna; and remove the current levees that would
release polluted water into the fragile ecosystem;
Therefore be it resolved, that the Sierra Club Ballona Wetlands Restoration Committee clarifies that the Club opposes the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s current invasive plans for restoration, and will inform both the Department and all elected officials and other decision-makers about this resolution; and
Therefore be it further resolved, that the Sierra Club Ballona Wetlands Restoration Committee calls for the preservation of the existing habitat and encourages community-engaged restoration for the protection of existing species and following the precautionary principle: "do no harm" i.e. only using hand tools or small equipment for habitat enhancement and restoration, and also for the reintroduction of additional native flora and fauna.
Resolution passed by Ballona Wetlands Restoration Committee – January 23, 2014 Moved, Cassandra Murrillo; Seconded, Steve Freedman – Unanimous
Also passed unanimously, 2017, by the Executive Committee of Sierra Club Airport Marina Group