Chunking concrete on Ballona Creek

May 5, 2011 § 2 Comments


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Is that concrete coming out of the channel? Almost – but no enchilada.   But doesn’t this visual of big equipment removing concrete chunks  just fuel the imagination, gladden the heart, enliven the spirit… well, maybe only for a select cadre of oddballs such as myself and maybe you.

 Hanford ARC is building stormwater raingardens along the top-of-channel easement of Ballona Creek, a project funded by the Santa Monica Bay Restoraton Foundation (via your federal ARRA dollars), brainchild of Mark Abramson, and following the spirit of the Ballona Watershed Task Force’s Ballona Greenway Subcommittee and the Ballona Creek Greenway Plan. So there’s no change to the channel itself.

But back to the concrete. The contractors, while excavating the upper banks for future terraced walls that will capture and treat drainage from 22.5 acres, came across concrete – lots of it, as you can see here.  Surprise! And in a few months there will be a native garden, another step towards a greener Ballona Creek.


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