South Bay Parkland Conservancy
The South Bay Parkland Conservancy (SBPC) is dedicated to helping make the community a better place by encouraging and assisting with the acquisition of Parklands. We work with residents, local and state government, and other like-minded organizations in our efforts to preserve parkland for today’s generation, and for generations to come.
Our Mission Statement
South Bay Parkland Conservancy is dedicated to the restoration, preservation and public use of coastal land resources in the South Bay Region.
Our Current Focus
Our current focus is the restoration of open space on the AES power plant property located on the Redondo Beach King Harbor waterfront and creating the Garden of Compassion.
- Advocating for parkland on the AES power plant site and the Redondo Beach waterfront.
- Working with private donors/government agencies/corporations/foundations to acquire open space.
- Participating in local community events to build awareness and support for our efforts.
- Sponsoring speaker events where experts and activists in other areas have been successful with similar goals.
- Keeping involved and in contact with local issues and city officials.
- Publishing an annual newsletter and monthly updates.
Irene graduated from UCSB with a degree in mechanical engineering.
With a passion for water sports, Jim got his start in community service as an executive member of the local Surfrider chapter in the 1990’s. He led activities related to water quality, protection of the Ballona Wetlands, localism in Palos Verdes, and Pratte’s Reef. Jim became involved in Redondo land use issues after reading the Heart of the City Environmental Impact Report (EIR). Having worked EIR’s in his Air Force career, Jim quickly identified obvious flaws in the city’s EIR that resulted in dramatic understatement of the traffic impacts. Jim participated in the Heart of the City referendum drive after the City unanimously voted to approve the flawed document despite resident concerns with the impacts of the rezoning. Since Heart of the City, Jim has focused his energy on protecting and enhancing resident quality of life, public open space, parkland and waterfront recreational uses.
Dr. Tuckerman became a resident of Redondo Beach in 1991, and became engaged in community activities to enhance and preserve the historic character of Redondo Beach. She mentors and tutors her grandson, who attends Bishop Montgomery High School. He lives with her much of the week.
After a seven year career as a teacher, Dave began practicing law in 1985. He holds a B.A. degree in History fromPomona College, an M.A. degree in Education from Claremont Graduate University, and a law degree from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.
Dave periodically serves as a Judge pro tem for the Los Angeles Superior Court. He also teaches law classes in the paralegal programs at UCLA and Cal. State Los Angeles. From 1999 to 2003, Dave served as a member of the Board of Education of the Redondo Beach Unified School District. He was elected by fellow boardmembers to serve as their President from 2001 to 2002.
Steven Carey, former Board Member, South Bay Parkland Conservancy
Ted Lieu, California State Senator
Mimi Marrs-Andersen, Owner, Garden Magic Company
Cliff Numark, City Council Member, City of Torrance
Don Vangeloff, former Board Member, South Bay Parkland Conservancy
Wendy Weber, Web Designer and former Board Member, South Bay Parkland Conservancy
Christine Wike, former Board Member, South Bay Parkland Conservancy
Jillaine Force, former Board Member, Your memory will always inspire us
South Bay Parkland Conservancy
115 S Guadalupe #H
Redondo Beach, CA 90277