The Ballona Institute of Playa del Rey joined with Anthem & Blue Cross healthcare for an Earth Day work day with the local community at the Ballona Wetlands and Sierra Club on Wednesday, April 22nd.

The cleanup was inspired by Anthem executive Greg Armer, who decided to combine a regional sales team event with a team-building work day for the Los Angeles coast.

Activities included repair and building of protective fences for a butterfly sanctuary on the Ballona Creek estuary, restoration of a historical sand dune site, clean-up of trash and debris and some general sprucing up of the Del Rey Lagoon area.

The Ballona Institute encourages other companies to join in the ongoing efforts for community-based restoration at the greater Ballona Wetlands ecosystem.

Information, (310) 578-5888.

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