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Ballona Creek Renaissance Receives Award


October 3, 2013

At a special October 26 gathering at Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Ballona Creek Renaissance (BCR) was recognized for its “Education and Outreach” by the South Bay Business Environmental Coalition.

It was part of the sixth Annual SoCal Environmental Excellence Development (SEED) Awards. President Jim Lamm, Outreach Coordinator Sandrine Cassidy Schmitt, and Newsletter Editor Bobbi Gold represented BCR at the gala event, where they were welcomed by Culver City Environmental Coordinator Catherine Vargas, an SBBEC member.

With awards in six categories, “Trash for Teaching” won the Education and Outreach Award. In addition to BCR, the other E&O nominees were City 2 Sea and Cornerstone School at Pedregal. The other award categories were Resource Preservation, Innovation, Pollution Prevention, Environmental Leadership, and Bridge-Builder.

For SBBEC and awards details and photos, visit For more on BCR, go online to


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