The Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission and the Friends of the Ballona Wetlands will host a walking tour and bird excursion Saturday, July 9.

The tour will begin at 9:30 a.m. and leave from the Playa Vista Farmers Market, 6400 Sea Bluff Drive.

Wetlands ecosystems, scientific monitoring of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve and ongoing restoration efforts by the commission are some of the highlights of the tour and are also part of the commission’s activities in the restoration process of the wetlands.

The farmers market showcases fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers direct from local farmers as well as other traditional market fare. There are also train rides for children offered during the events.

Participants are encouraged to bring water, sunscreen, binoculars and walking shoes for the tour.

Information, (310) 417-3962 or