BCR and volunteers will help restore native plants at the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook on Saturday, Jan. 23, 9 AM to noon.
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On Coastal Cleanup Day (9/19), Volunteers collected 239 pounds of trash, 116 pounds of recyclables, and 678 pounds of green waste at Overland Avenue.
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BCR will hold its next public creek cleanup on Saturday, February 20, at the Centinela Avenue entrance to the creek bikepath.
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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

  • Creek Foliage Removed West of Centinela

    We are sad to report that significant vegetation has been removed from the sloped banks of Ballona Creek just downstream from Centinela Avenue. As most of you know, this location along the soft bottom tidal estuary has been a special place for volunteers and wildlife. While the vegatation included many

  • Where have all the palm trees gone?

    BCR volunteers, among many others, were shocked to discover in late October that almost all the vegetation on the creek banks at Centinela Avenue was removed by L.A. County Flood Protection. The plants removed were non-native, invasive plants growing on the banks. The most ridiculous plants were the palm trees

  • Culver City Council recognizes BCR and the BCR Club for Coastal Cleanup

    On October 26, the City of Culver City recognized BCR, the Culver City High School BCR Club, and other local organizations for their diligent work in cleaning up Ballona Creek on the anual Coastal Cleanup Day, September 19. Accepting an award certificate for BCR were several BCR board members; BCR

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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.