Radio Travel host Pamela Wilson, features hidden cultural sites of Southern California.  Treasures of the West is Broadcast on KPFK 90.7 FM in Los Angeles & on the web

October radio Show 2016 - exploring some of our Last Open Spaces, The Ballona Wetlands and the historic Underwood farms.

This months show featured some of our last open spaces in Los Angeles, by visiting two locations which have been preserved and protected for us to enjoy.  On the west side of Los Angeles, there sits over 600 acres of open spacious land which was saved by a successful preservation project to protect an ecological sanctuary called "The Ballona Wetlands".  Today hundreds of birds and wildlife are now able to survive each season in their natural habitat.  In this show you'll hear how the Friends of The Ballona Wetlands was founded as a grassroots organization to prevent a development project from destroying the wetlands, a natural ecological system that is essential for the environment.

We then headed out to the far west end of the valley to a town called Moorpark, to learn about a historic family run farm called Underwood Farms now celebrating it's annual Harvest Festival throughout October.  You'll hear about the activities being held this season for people of all ages, such as a variety of pumpkins to choose from in all sizes, the home grown produce available at the vegetable stand, kids train rides, an animal farm and much more.  This hidden farm sits on over 150 acres of land and is one of our special open spaces to enjoy this fall with the whole family. 

   

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