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Help us relocate special interest parking outside of the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve so that land acquired by California taxpayers (for $139 million) can be used to restore native wildlife habitat as intended.

Via E-mail:

Please copy the below e-mail addresses into the appropriate To: and CC: lines of your e-mailĀ as follows.

To: fgc@fgc.ca.gov

CC: director@wildlife.ca,gov
sheila@bos.lacounty.gov
landtrust@ballona.org

Then, please write an e-mail message in your own words that conveys the basic message as written below:

Subject: Support for Petition #2017-009 – Parking in Ballona Wetlands

Dear CA Fish and Game Commission,

In 2003, the people of California paid $139 million to acquire the land that is now the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve. When the ecological reserve designation was granted by the Fish and Game Commission in 2005, a special regulation was added to allow existing parking by commercial restaurants and shops across the street, and by employees of Los Angeles County, to continue. At that time, the CA Department of Fish and Wildlife promised to evaluate the compatibility of that parking in the restoration plans for the site, but that promise was not kept.

It is now up to the Fish and Game Commission to exercise its authority and compel non-reserve related parking to relocate, such that more land can be restored to native wildlife habitat. The Department of Fish and Wildlife is free to formalize agreements with various County agencies regarding parking that is directly related to the operation and management of the ecological reserve. Parking for commercial interests within the ecological reserve is highly inappropriate, as is parking for County employees who do not perform operation or maintenance activities for the reserve.

Please protect the natural resources of California, as your mission mandates, by ending this special interest parking exception for the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]
[Your Address]

Thank you!