The Third Annual Moonlight on the Marsh party held by the Friends of Ballona Wetlands Saturday, July 23rd, gave us the opportunity to learn more about the restoration of the Ballona Wetlands and the freshwater marsh at the corner of Jefferson and Lincoln Boulevards, adjacent to Playa Vista. Some 250 turned out, first for a tour of the freshwater marsh and later for dinner at the western end of the wetlands. The Friends group used the occasion to honor Fresh Creek Technologies, Inc.; Dr. Edith Read; photographer Bill Beebe; and your Argonaut editor. FRESH CREEK — Fresh Creek Technologies provides products and services to municipalities and industrial and wastewater industries that are designed to treat stormwater, urban runoff and overflows to remove gross waterborne pollutants such as trash and floatables. The Cedar Grove, New Jersey-based company has been active locally in providing nets across Ballona Creek to catch debris before it flows into Santa Monica Bay and back around into Marina del Rey. The firm’s Netting Trash Trap uses the passive energy of flowing water to contain trash and floatables in disposable mesh nets. There is already one of the company’s trash nets in place for an outflow into Ballona Creek and the City of Los Angeles is purchasing three other netting systems from the company to help cleanse the upper reaches of the Ballona Creek watershed. Installation of...Read More
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