RMC Water and Environment’s Cleanup Efforts at Ballona Wetlands

RMC Water and Environment has been instrumental in developing a number of environmentally-friendly water projects throughout California on the municipal, regional, and state level. Maintaining its longstanding commitment to water conservation and preservation in the Bay Area and Southern California, RMC Water and Environment has participated in a number of ecological events throughout the year.

In 2014, RMC team members in Santa Monica showed their commitment to the local community by joining the Friends of Ballona Wetlands at the 2014 Earth Day Cleanup, picking up five large bags of plastic and Styrofoam debris. A protected ecological reserve, the Ballona Wetlands is a unique habitat spanning nearly 600 acres south of Marina del Ray. Because approximately 95 percent of Southern California’s wetlands have been developed, the Ballona Wetlands remain an important geographical feature in the heart of Los Angeles County. It offers refuge for various wildlife and flood protection for the surrounding areas.

Established in 1978 as a nonprofit, Friends of Ballona has brought together more than 80,000 volunteers to remove trash and invasive plants from an increasingly rare habitat, removing more than 450 tons of detritus from 1999 to 2007 alone. To stay up-to-date on the latest events, visit http://www.ballonafriends.org/.

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