New Creek Cleanup Saturday, December 9, 9am to 12noon at Centinela
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Culver City Council Approves Polystyrene Ban 5-0! Takes Effect Nov. 8!
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Who We Are

Ballona Creek Renaissance (BCR) is a Culver City-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating the long-term renewal of Ballona Creek and its watershed. In partnership with public agencies, non-profit organizations, schools, businesses and community members, BCR promotes environmental, artistic, recreational and educational projects while respecting the creek’s essential role in regional flood protection.

What We Improve

Recent News

  • BCR’S Proposed Polystyrene Ban Moves Forward

    At a packed Culver City Council meeting on December 12th, several local Girl Scouts and student leaders from local schools were among the many young people who spoke persuasively in support of BCR’s proposed single-use polystyrene food container and cutlery ban! And Culver City High’s BCR Club presented this short video.

  • BCR Honors Recently Retired Founding Board Members

    At its December 6th holiday celebration dinner, BCR honored and thanked Bobbi Gold and Gerald Sallus for their many years of excellent volunteer service. On behalf of the board and advisory council, President Emeritus Jim Lamm presented personalized framed certificates of appreciation to both Bobbi and Gerry. Bobbi Gold – Founding Board Member,

  • Wetlands Restoration Coalition Launches New Website

    BCR is pleased to refer you to this new website:  http://wetlandsrestoration.org/.  Here are a few details from the Friends of Ballona Wetlands blog: “In a unique collaborative effort, Friends of Ballona Wetlands, Heal the Bay, Surfrider Foundation, and Los Angeles Waterkeeper developed a comprehensive, scientific set of principles for wetland restoration projects in Southern California

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Current Projects

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  • Creek Cleanups

    Several times a year, BCR arranges a creek or wetlands cleanup, along with partners such as other organizations or public agencies.

  • Native Plant Gardens

    Native California plants, especially those suited to the location you’re going to plant them, need far less water than all those plants with huge, gorgeous flowers and high-maintenance grassy lawns.


  • Native Plant Gardens

    Native California plants, especially those suited to the location you’re going to plant them, need far less water than all those plants with huge, gorgeous flowers and high-maintenance grassy lawns.

  • Creek Cleanups

    Several times a year, BCR arranges a creek or wetlands cleanup, along with partners such as other organizations or public agencies.