Artist Initiated

Living Waters of the
Cheyenne River

Living Waters
of Larimer

Water Rules-Life

Resources: Saving
Living Systems

Chinook Bend

Sounds of Water

Living Water Garden

Artist Performance
Tibet & China

Planning and Design

Living Waters of Ballona, Los Angeles

Olympic Forest Park

Wenyu River

Ecological Park

Trinity River

Keepers Inspired

Model Village


Treasure Coast

DaVinci School

Edwards Aquifier

Living Waters of Ballona Creek, Los Angeles:
Converting back to a natural watershed from a pipeshed

The watershed of Ballona Creek, a nearly 9-mile long waterway in Los Angeles, is confined almost entirely to concrete ditches (what I call a "pipeshed"). The wetlands of its watershed are starved for water. Mentored by keepers Jeanette Vosberg is leading efforts to change the Ballona watershed from a pipeshed back to a watershed.

This will be an 18 month process of extensively mapping the watershed with community members of its shared districts. We will map to create a plan to restore complexity and resilience. We need to convince Los Angeles to reconsider their regulation to keep waterways overbuilt and underground. This project emerged out of a long time coaching relationship that Damon has with activists in L. A.; Keepers of the Waters coaches many activists and is helping to promote and assist the forming of groups to combat discouragement and foment water progress.