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Venice Update

News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

Councilman Bonin to Speak About “Underground Natural Gas Storage Operations” at Sierra Club

Councilman Mike Bonin will address the Sierra Club Tuesday, 19 February, 7 to 8:30 pm, Burton Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

Bonin will discuss “SoCal Gas Underground Natural Gas Storage Operations underlying parts of Venice, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, Playa Vista and Westchester. How does this affect 700,000 residents in our local neighborhood and inhabitants of the Ballona Wetlands? What should you know about SoCal Gas’ pressurized underground gas storage field operations?

Sierra Club to Meet 20 November

Sierra Club Airport Marina group meeting will be Tuesday, 20 November, 7 to 8:30 pm at Burton Chase Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way,

Sierra Club to Have Robert Vaghini Speak 19 June

Sierra Club Airport Marina meeting will be Tuesday, 19 June 7 to 8 pm, Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey. Robert Raghini of Protect Playa Now will talk about the lessons we can learn from the Aliso Canyon methane gas storage facility disaster.

McPherson to Speak at Sierra Club, 15 May

Patricia McPherson, of Grassroots Coalition, will speak at the next Sierra Club Airport Marina Group meeting 15 May, 7 to 8:30 pm at the Burton Chase Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

MacPherson plans to accomplish the following:

1) identify the Fresh Water Aquifers beneath Ballona Wetlands
2) explain laws that protect these sources of potable drinking water
3) frame the question: how much has Playa Vista’s development altered the watershed/water table at Ballona?
4) tell us how to demand agencies accept responsibility for a Hydrology Study
5) show the need to enforce water laws on the books and save our freshwater

Sierra Club to Meet 17 April

Sierra Club Airport Marina group will meet Tuesday, 17 April 7 to 8:30 pm at Burton Chace Park Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

Guest Speaker will be Eric Dugdale, Pacific Palisades Historical Society. His topic will be “Looking Back 100 – 200 Years” using maps and photos of the Ballona Watershed.

Sierra Club to Meet 20 February

Sierra Club Airport Marina Group will meet 7 to 9 pm, 20 February at the Burton Chace Community Room, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.

Speaker will be Cindy Harin who is in the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve several days a week  She will talk about the thriving ecosystem and the food chain that attracts the wildlife to this place.

 

Davies to Speak About Raising 300 Monarchs on Dinning Table, 16 January

Judith Davies will speak on raising 300 Monarch Butterflies on her dining room table  at the 16 January Sierra Club meeting, 7 to 9 pm, Burton Chace Park, 13650 Mindanao Way.

Here what Rex Frankel, Patricia McPherson, John Davies and Marcia Hanscom said at the Coastal Commission to win a unanimous decision on removal of the illegal drains in the Ballona Wetlands.

Ballona Wetlands Bus Tour 2 December

Ballona Wetlands bus tour (children with an adult) with photographer-naturalist Jonathan Coffin and Bev-Sue Powers Saturday, 2 December, 9 am to 1:15 pm.

Meet at Dock 52, Fiji Way, Marina del Rey. Free parking. RSVP Jeanette@saveballona.org.

Local Sierra Club Lists Engagements thru 2017

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SoCalGas Facility Topic for Sierra Club Meet

Alexandra Nagy, Food and Water Watch, will address the Sierra Club 19 September, 7 pm, Burton Chase Park, 13650 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey.  Her top will be “Closing the SoCalGas, Playa del Rey Storage Facility.”