Important Info for Residents Along Kenter Creek

2 Important Documents for Residents Living Along Kenter Creek – Both may be downloaded by scrolling over the document, then clicking on the “download” icon (the center icon on the upper right above the file)

    • Official SBRA Kenter Creek letter to Kenter Creek residents, with a note from Mike Bonin, Councilmember, Council of the City of Los Angeles, 11th District
    • Official Kenter Creek Guide

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Kenter Creek Committee Thanks Councilmember Mike Bonin

Kenter Creek Committee thanks Councilmember Mike Bonin, Council of the City of Los Angeles, 11th District, for 5 year revocation of building permits granted real estate developer. This action by Councilmember Bonin will support Kenter Creek Committee efforts to save the mature urban forest of Kenter Creek.

More from the LA Times March 15, 2016:

LAT: Brentwood neighbors want city to punish landowner over tree removal

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Special to Brentwood News: Efforts to repair and protect Brentwood's Backyard Treasure - Kenter Creek

From Westside Today

Kenter Creek is a rare natural urban watercourse, a perennial “Blue Line” stream that runs above and below ground from the Santa Monica Mountains through Brentwood and Santa Monica into Santa Monica Bay.

A group of homeowners along Kenter Creek has organized the Kenter Creek Committee, under the sponsorship of the South Brentwood Residents Association (SBRA). Their goals are to inform the public, to bring all existing construction into compliance, prevent future illegal construction or blockage of its flow to Santa Monica Bay, and restore Kenter Creek, working closely with neighbors and local and state officials.

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This video taken by Ron Grant in 1990 shows the multitude of butterflies which used to populate the creek area


This video taken by Ron Grant in 1990 shows the multitude of butterflies which used to populate the creek area. Today there are very few butterflies and the property has become dry and barren. What a terrible loss!

Kenter Creek

A group of homeowners along Kenter Creek have organized a Committee under the sponsorship of SBRA to protect and restore Kenter Creek. Kenter Creek is a “Blue Line” stream that runs above and below ground from the Santa Monica Mountains, through Brentwood and Santa Monica, into Santa Monica Bay. In South Brentwood, it flows through Wellesley, Centinela, and South Carmelina.

The mission of the group is to bring all existing construction into compliance and prevent future illegal construction or blockage of its flow to Santa Monica Bay by working closely with neighbors and local and state officials to preserve and restore Kenter Creek to a viable ecosystem for generations to come.

The committee has met with LA Dept. of Building and Safety officials, the West LA Bureau of Engineering, Councilman Bonin’s and Assemblyman Bloom’s office, the SBRA board, and local realtors. They have sought the advice of the Resource Conservation District of Santa Monica Mountains, Save the Bay, Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation, and California Fish and Wildlife Department about how to rehabilitate Kenter into a healthy creek.

The creek is fragile and there are laws to protect it. Its channel, banks and trees are under the protection of Federal, State and City agencies. Any development, building or site work which incorporate or are adjacent to the creek are subject to these regulations.

The committee has created a Guide for Kenter Creek Owners which provides important information regarding the creek.

For more information, please contact SBRA.