2023 was an incredible year of cleanup collaborators: with Del Rey Neighborhood Council, Del Rey Residents Association, The City of Culver City, Heal the Bay, Heidi Duckler Dance, Friends of Ballona Wetlands, French Delegates, iCAAN, Women in Cleantech and Sustainability and ASLA – American Society of Landscape Architects.
During those cleanups we had over 434 volunteers, and gathered over 2500 pounds of trash/recyclables/hazardous materials diverted
Cleanup Collaborations

BCR continues to support the preservation of 5000 Beethoven Ave. in Del Rey.
Preservation of 5000 Beethoven

The Stoner Avenue Elementary School Native California Garden & asphalt removal project is fully funded!
Stoner Ave Elementary Garden

In December BCR will host a Climate Therapy afternoon session for our BCR Culver City High School Club, the backbone of our organization!
Climate therapy

Stay tuned for our 2024 cleanup calendar!
Upcoming Cleanups

We’ve been tracking the incredible success of The Interceptor – it’s been installed for a year as of October 22nd and has diverted over 85 tons of trash from going out into the ocean!!
Trash Interceptor


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

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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.