Ballona Community Iceplant Removal Project

The Bay Foundation (TBF), in partnership with California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), Friends of Ballona Wetlands (FBW), and community volunteers, is conducting a project to remove invasive vegetation while broadening public involvement and stewardship at the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve (Reserve).

The project focuses on the removal of iceplant and other non-native species to benefit native vegetation. Removing iceplant and other non-natives on-site will help protect remaining native flora and allow for planting and seeding that will be critical to the revegetation of the Reserve for the larger multi-year restoration effort. Pre- and post-restoration monitoring evaluate the progress of the project over time and will provide recommendations for additional community-level restoration opportunities on-site and at other similarly impacted urban wetland systems throughout Southern California.