Support the Polysterene Ban in Culver City by Attending Culver City Council Meeting on August 8, 7pm.
Accomplishment 1
Please come say hello at the BCR booth at Fiesta La Ballona the weekend of August 27 and 28. We will be there from 11am to 6pm both days.
Accomplishment 3
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.
Accomplishment 2

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.

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Recent News

  • Towards a Polystyrene Free Culver City

    On Wednesday, September 14th, in a special Culver City Council Sustainability Subcommittee meeting, a Ballona Creek Renaissance team presented its revised comprehensive proposal to help Culver City make the shift away from single-use polystyrene food serviceware to better alternatives. For the 9/14 meeting agenda and attachments, click here! (city’s minutes not available until approved on 10/19).

  • Coastal Cleanup Day at Ballona Creek

    On a beautiful Coastal Cleanup Day (CCD), Saturday, September 17, Ballona Creek Renaissance about 60 volunteers gathered at Overland Avenue to help clean along the creek while doing a little needed landscape work. Led by Site Captain Deb Gregory with assistance by other BCR leaders and the Culver City High

  • BCR at Fiesta La Ballona

    On Saturday-Sunday, August 27-28, at BCR’s Fiesta La Ballona booth on Saturday afternoon (8/27), kids and adults enjoyed creating some wonderful bird-and-butterfly-themed art led by BCR’s Lucy Blake-Elahi and Irene Reingold. On Sunday, Lucy Edward engaged kids and adults in our matching quiz game to identify Ballona plants and waterbirds. And

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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.