What are some of the unique ways people help restoration in the sand dunes at Ballona? One unique restoration technique used at the sand dunes is sifting.  By sifting out invasive plant material, volunteers help maintain the native sand in the dunes and simultaneously scarify native seeds that will grow into plants at the dunes. what is a wetland? »
Your donations are most appreciated and help support tours for school groups from kindergarten through university as well as our community programs.

Your gifts and memberships also help fund Friends of Ballona Wetlands' ongoing stewardship with the state.

Annual Membership Dues
Please become a member! The Friends members and volunteers have historically been the lifeblood of the organization.
$30  Savannah Sparrow
(Student Member: includes newsletter, Friends coffee mug for all-night study sessions, and a laminated Ballona bird field identification card)
  $60  Snowy Egret
(Adult Member: includes all the above and a canvas Friends tote bag)
  $150  Red-tailed Hawks
(Family: includes all of the above and a 29-minute DVD of Ballona history)
  $250  Great Blue Heron
(Member of Exceeding Generosity: includes all of the above and a print of “Wiyot’s Children” from the oil painting of the Gabrielino Indian Village of Sa-angna, Playa del Rey, CA. by Mary Leighton Thomson)
  $500  Coast Buckwheat
(Member of Exceeding Generosity: includes two of each of the Great Blue Heron gifts)
  Other Amount
(send what you can afford, and we'll talk about gifts)
Friends of Ballona Wetlands Gifts
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$15.00 + $3.50 S & H
Canvass Tote Bag 
Proudly display the Friends’ logo as on a tote canvass bag. It is a great way to avoid using plastic bags and a gift to share.
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$10.00 + $3.00 S & H
Friends of Ballona Ceramic Mug
Take one with you to your coffee shop. A great conversation piece. Microwave safe.
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$15.00 + $3.00 S & H
Ballona Wetlands, an Urban Oasis
28 minute DVD created by Ruth & Matt Lansford, focuses on Ballona history as well history of Friends of Ballona Wetlands. A great presentation piece for classrooms.
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$30.00 + $5.00 S & H
Print of “Wiyot’s Children”
Gabrielino Indian Village of Sa-angna, Playa del Rey, CA. by Mary Leighton Thomson. She created the original oil painting after conducting extensive research on the Gabrielino/Tongva people.
  $200 - Sponsor a Class
Sponsor an underserved class of students to visit the Ballona Wetlands with Friends of Ballona Wetlands. They will experience a two-hour interpretive nature tour under the guidance of the Friends’ expert staff and do hands-on dunes restoration work on site. Students leave with a new level of understanding and appreciation of the interconnectedness of Ballona, our watershed, the Ocean and how they personally affect them.
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*All contributions are tax deductible. Friends of ballona Wetlands
is a 501(C)3 Non-Profit Organization.

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