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LA River Reader – February 2017

Back for 2017: the Largest Urban River CleanUp in America We’re gearing up for the return of America’s largest urban river clean up – our very own Great Los Angeles River CleanUp: La Gran Limpieza!  2016 was another record-breaking year – bringing together 9,000 volunteers to remove 70 tons of trash.  Be a part of […]

We’re looking for a Policy Associate

Friends of the Los Angeles River is looking for a new Policy Associate to join our Advocacy and Policy team. If you’re a River wonk this is the perfect time to join Team LA River! Check out the job description below and throw your hat in the ring! Part Time Policy Associate Friends of the Los […]

A Historic Step Forward

By Stephen Mejia-Carranza, Policy and Advocacy Manager Friday, January 27, 2017 The River’s future is drawing near!  Today the LA City Council and Mayor Eric Garcetti took a historic step forward in our fight to bring the LA River back to life.  After years of planning and months of negotiation, the 41-acre G2 parcel – the […]

Action Alert: LA to vote on 41 Acre Open Space

Support the City Council as they approve the purchase of the G2 parcel – 41 acres of LA River-adjacent open space! The LA City Council will vote whether or not to approve the City’s purchase of the G2 Parcel – one of the last and greatest opportunities for River-adjacent open space and ecosystem restoration. Make […]

LA River Reader – January 2017

2016: LA River Year in Review Happy New Year River Friend! As we look towards an exciting and optimistic future for the Los Angeles River in 2017 and beyond, I want to take a moment to celebrate our all we were able to accomplish in 2016 with you by our side. 2016 marked the 30th […]

City of Los Angeles To Vote on Purchase of G2 Parcel

The G2 parcel has been called the “crown jewel” of Los Angeles River restoration movement, and the City of Los Angeles has long been vying to purchase this private property to increase public open space and native habitat on the Los Angeles River. The 41-acre G2 parcel, formerly part of a Southern Pacific Railroad switching yard, […]

WIIN/WRDA Passes: ARBOR’s Alternative 20 Flows Forward

The Water Infrastructure Investment Act (WIIN) – formerly known as the Water Resources Development Act of 2016 (WRDA) – has passed and the Los Angeles’ River future flows forward. WIIN generates significant federal funding for ARBOR’s Alternative 20, $375.8 million of the project’s $1.4 billion cost. Upon completion, ARBOR’s Alternative 20 will restore 719 acres […]

Something to Celebrate

We’ve got three reasons to lift your spirits – LA County Measures A and M and LA City Proposition HHH passed with the strong support of Angelenos. Whatever the future holds it will be bright for the Los Angeles River. Our city came together to fund and protect our parks through Measure A, to finish […]

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