Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ballona Wetlands - the Inn at Playa del Rey's beautiful "backyard"




While the beautiful Ballona Wetlands is not currently open to the public, you can take guided tours through the Friends of Ballona Wetlands. They offer FREE guided tours every month! Click here for their schedule.

The Inn sits on the Salt Marsh, and the next tour will be held on Sunday, March 11 from 1-3pm. To enter the Wetlands, meet at the parking lot behind Gordon's Market located at 303 Culver Blvd. You can also visit the open house held on Saturday March 10 from 2-4pm.

Interested in getting your hands dirty? Help out at the monthly Habitat Restoration Day, held the 4th Saturday of the month, from 9:30am to 12 noon. Next Restoration day is March 24.

The Ballona Wetlands are part of a diverse watershed network that links all of Los Angeles. Check out this fascinating article for more information.

If you just want to enjoy the Wetlands without having to walk around, some of the best views can be had right from the Inn's balcony. Spend the night with us, and enjoy our nightly wine and hors d'ouevres hour by the glow of the sunset, overlooking nature's bounty.


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