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Press Releases

FOLAR Brings Back America’s Largest Urban River CleanUp for 2017 (2/22/2017)

Lewis MacAdams to Reveal the Future of Friends of the Los Angeles River (11/22/2016)

Major Election Day Victories for the Los Angeles River (11/8/2016)

Moby to Play Friends of the Los Angeles River’s Thirty-Year Anniversary Fundraiser the FoLAR Fandango (10/6/2016)

Friends of the Los Angeles River Celebrates Thirty Year Anniversary with Fandango “Take Me To The River” (9/12/2016)

The Frog Spot to Host a Dub Meeting by the LA River with Dub Reggae Legend Scientist (9/12/2016)

Friends of The Los Angeles River and The UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation Team Up for A Night at The LA River (9/9/2016)

Tenth annual Frogtown Artwalk celebrates Friends of the Los Angeles River founder Lewis MacAdams at the Frog Spot (8/8/2016)

Friends of The Los Angeles River: Don’t Panic The LA River Is Still Safe (7/29/2016)

Friends of the Los Angeles River partners with Stillwater Sciences for State of the River 4 – the Sepulveda Basin Fish Study (7/22/2016)

The Frog Spot Continues Third Season on the LA River (7/13/2016)

The Los Angeles River in Virtual Reality (7/11/2016)

Secretary Laird appoints Friends of the L.A. River to Lower Los Angeles River Working Group (4/6/2016)

Annual Great LA River CleanUp – La Gran Limpieza Returns for 27th Year, Marking FoLAR’s 30th Anniversary (3/21/2016)

Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) Fandango: Light Up the Night! Fundraising Gala October 10, 2015 (10/6/2015)

Friends of the Los Angeles River Launches Campaign: 30 Days to Make a Difference (10/5/15)

Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) Fandango: Light Up the Night! Fundraising Gala October 10, 2015 (9/29/15)

Event Highlights Conservation Partnerships and Celebrates the Revitalization of the Los Angeles River (8/19/15)

Friends of the Los Angeles River Calls for True 50/50 Cost Sharing of Alternative 20 Between the US Army Corps of Engineers and the City of Los Angeles (8/7/15)

Friends of the Los Angeles River Installs Fishing Line Recycling Tubes Along River’s Edge to Protect Wildlife from Injury (7/13/15)

Plan Your Summer at the River! Friends of the Los Angeles River Announces Opening of the Popular Frog Spot and River Kayaking on Memorial Day Weekend (5/20/15)

Volunteers to Celebrate Earth Day on Final Day of Great Los Angeles River CleanUp, April 25, 2015, in Lower River, Hosted by Friends of the Los Angeles River (4/21/15)

Celebrate Earth Day: Friends of the Los Angeles River Invite Community to La Gran Limpieza: The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp to Preserve River Ecosystem (4/14/15)

Friends of the Los Angeles River’s La Gran Limpieza: The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp to Conserve River Habitat and Wildlife, While Enjoying Live Bands and Family Activities (4/7/15)

Friends of the Los Angeles River’s (FoLAR) La Gran Limpieza CleanUp Events Restore and Preserve Three Unique Ecosystems in the Los Angeles River (4/2/15)

Friends of the Los Angeles River Invites Community to 26th Annual La Gran Limpieza, the Great Los Angeles River CleanUp, April 11, 18, 25 to Restore and Conserve the Critical River Ecosystem (3/18/15)

Water Quality Control Board Sides with the River; Represents Significant Win for Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) and Ecosystem (2/13/15)

In the News

“LA River Clean-up: Sign Up Now” NBC4 Los Angeles – KNBC, February 26, 2017

“Lewis MacAdams is a River Visionary” Los Angeles Downtown News, December 12, 2016

“L.A. River lovers should thank Lewis MacAdams” Los Angeles Daily News, December 6, 2016

“L.A. River lovers should thank Lewis MacAdams” Press-Telegram, December 6, 2016

“Lewis MacAdams, the LA River’s main man, turns over the reins of FoLAR” KPCC, December 1, 2016

“Griffith Park To Celebrate 120 Years” November 25, 2016

“One Year Later: L.A. Remembers It Has a River” takepart, November 24, 2016

“The poet who championed the L.A. River turns over leadership of advocacy group” The Eastsider, November 23, 2016

“LA River’s leading advocate Lewis MacAdams steps down” KCRW, November 23, 2016

“The head of the crusade to preserve the L.A. River is stepping aside as group’s president” Los Angeles Times, November 23, 2016

“Why Communities of Color in L.A. Voted Against Plastic Bags” KCET, November 18, 2016

“Listen to ‘Next up: The LA River’ Mini-Session #2 with Marissa Christiansen, Senior Policy Director of Friends of the Los Angeles River” Archinect News, November 17, 2016

“Amongst the Historic Terror, Major California Election Day Victories for the Los Angeles River” California Newswire, November 9, 2016

“Q&A: Mia Lehrer” Metropolis Magazine, October 26, 2016

“L.A. River revitalization takes center stage in public eye (and real estate development)” The Architect’s Newspaper, October 19, 2016

“Leaders seek to unify groups, ideas in updated LA River master plan” Pasadena Star News, October 18th, 2016

“Will flooding put a damper on plans for the L.A. River?” AirTalk 89.3KPCC Southern California Public Radio, October 21, 2016

“L.A. River revitalization takes center stage in public eye (and real estate development)” The Architects Newspaper, October 19, 2016

“Strolling the L.A. River, before it all changes” Los Angeles Times, October 8, 2016

“Experts to discuss the complex future for L.A. River wildlife” UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, September 27, 2016

“Celebrate nature and help local parks on National Public Lands Day” 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio, September 23, 2016

“Why the L.A. River Matters” Entity Magazine, September 21, 2016

“Fishing the L.A. River of the future: Larry Wilson” Los Angeles Daily News, September 9, 2016

“The LA River Comes of Age” Artillery Magazine, September 6, 2016

“ANOTHER VIEW: Los Angeles River Has Earned A Better Reputation” Grunion Gazette – August 12, 2016

“LA River Fishing Derby: Sign Up Now” NBC4 Los Angeles – KNBC, August 9, 2016

“The Frog Spot and Frog Town Art Walk” Silver Lake Blog, August 5, 2016

“Clean up the L.A. River once and for us all” Los Angeles Daily News, August 2, 2016

“LA River: A New VR Experience” NBC4 Los Angeles – KNBC, July 26, 2016

“New Video Teases Virtual Reality Tour of L.A. River” LA Weekly, July 11, 2016

“Hop to the Frog Spot: Now Open for Summer” Red Tricycle, June 10 2016

“Limpieza Del Río De Los Angeles” Gazettes en Español, April 25, 2016

“Volunteers remove tons of trash from Los Angeles River as Earth Month cleanup continues” Los Angeles Times, April 23, 2016

“L.A. River Clean Up Among Earthly Events” Gazettes, April 22, 2016

“Thousands volunteer to clean the LA River” 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio, April 22, 2016

“The Great LA River Photo Contest” NBC4 Los Angeles – KNBC, April 20, 2016

“Hundreds gather for first weekend of LA River cleanup” 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio, April 16, 2016

“Volunteers clean the LA River and find what?” Los Angeles Daily News, April 16, 2016

“25 Tons of Trash: Great LA River CleanUp” NBC4 Los Angeles – KNBC, April 15, 2016

All The Things We’ll Be Doing That Aren’t Coachella” PureWow, April 15, 2016

“The Great LA River Photo Contest” NBC4 Los Angeles – KNBC, March 18, 2016

“Lewis MacAdams on the LA River, Frank Gehry, and the Return of the Red Legged Frog,” Common Edge, January 27, 2016

“An LA Muralist on Preserving the Local History of Street Art,” Hyperallergic, January 27, 2016

“Long Beach Native Embarks On L.A. River Trek,”  Gazettes, January 24, 2016

“L.A. River roars to life.” ABC News, January 7, 2016

“El Niño rains get L.A. River roaring to life.” Los Angeles Times, January 6, 2016

“Just Subtract Water: The Los Angeles River and a Robert Moses with the Soul of a Jane Jacobs.” LA Review of Books, December 18, 2015

“L.A. Remembers It Has a River,” TakePart, December 15, 2015

L.A. Democrats ask Obama for funding toward Los Angeles River restoration.” Los Angeles Times, December 15, 2015

“The L.A. River Bends,” Landscape Architecture Magazine, October 1, 2015

“L.A’s Olympic ambitions could boost river restoration – but at what cost?” Los Angeles Times, October 4, 2015

“Lewis MacAdams: Give the L.A. River a seat at the Olympic negotiating table,” Los Angeles Times, September 30, 2015

“Flow of state money will help L.A. River project,” Los Angeles Times, September 29, 2015

“Changing the Channel: Responding to the LA Times Re: LA River,” Arid Lands Institute, September 23, 2015

“Can Frank Gehry fix the L.A. River?” Los Angeles Times, September 21, 201

“Whose river is it – Frank Gehry’s or L.A.’s?” LA Weekly, September 14, 2015

“New Legislation Focuses On Long Beach Portion of LA River,” Gazettes, September 10, 2015

“A Fun Day at the Los Angeles River,” SeFija Online, September 2, 2015

“LA River Revitalization Event Recap!” Nuke the Fridge, September 2, 2015

“Who Will Plan and Fund LA River Revitalization?” Elysian Valley Neighborhood Watch, August 25, 2015

“Two L.A. River Experts On Funding, Governance, and Gehry,” Planetizen, August 21, 2015

“A Gehry-fied River Exposes LA’s River Anxieties,” KCET, August 20, 2015

“Romero and MacAdams: Who Will Plan & Fund LA River Revitalization?” The Planning Report, August 18, 2015

“L.A. River revitalization ideas once included a freeway,” Los Angeles Times, August 13, 2015

“Gehry to produce masterplan for ugly Los Angeles River, but not everyone is happy,” Global Construction Review, August 12, 2015

“Does Frank Gehry Have the Answers for the LA River?” KCRW, August 11, 2015

“How to Pay for a New L.A. River,” CityLab, The Atlantic, August 11, 2015

“Frank Gehry… and the Los Angeles River?” Which Way, L.A.?, KCRW, August 10, 2015

“Environmentalists Unhappy over Secret Gehry Redesign of L.A. River,” AllGov California, August 10, 2015

“Frank Gehry Hired to Plan the Los Angeles River-Controversy Ensues,” Planetizen, August 9, 2015

“Renowned architect Frank Gehry working on LA River plan,” Business Insider/AP, August 8, 2015

“Urban Anglers: LA River Fishing Derby,” NBC Los Angeles, August 7, 2015

“Frank Gehry is helping L.A. with its Los Angeles River master plan, but secrecy troubles some,” Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2015

“Gehry’s designs for L.A. River getting little love from Garcetti?” MyNewsLA.com, August 7, 2015

“Fishing Line Recycling Program Will Save L.A. River’s Majestic Birds,” KCET, July 30, 2015

“Actor Picks Up Camera For L.A. River Documentary,” KCET, July 28, 2015

“How recycling fishing line can save L.A. River birds,” The Eastsider LA, July 20, 2015

“Actor Picks up Camera for L.A. River Documentary,” KCET, July 28, 2015

“How recycling fishing line can save L.A. River birds,” The Eastsider L.A., July 20, 2015

“Kids in the Canyon: Reaching Out,” Topanga Messenger, July 16, 2015

“Friends of the Los Angeles River Installs Fishing Line to Protect Wildlife From Injury,” Pasadena Independent, July 15, 2015

“Fishing line recycling efforts seek to protect wildlife along LA River,” KPCC, July 14, 2015

“FoLAR debuts fishing line recycling program,” LA River Fly Fishing, July 10, 2015

“Frogtown River Walk,” Province Journal, July 6, 2015

“My Love Letter to the Los Angeles River,” Zocalo Public Square, July 1, 2015

“The Bowtie Parcel’s Narrative Landscape,” KCET, June 30, 2015

“Kayaking on the L.A. River, I’ll Be Back,” Huffington Post, June 30, 2015

“SCA & Discovery Communications Team Up to Restore the LA River,” The Student Conservation Association, June 18, 2015

“Third Graders Become City Planners at City Hall,” KCET, June 16, 2015

“Metro, Arts District Stakeholders at Odds Over Project,” LA Downtown News, June 2, 2015

“Get ready to kick back this summer on the L.A. River,” The Eastsider LA, May 21, 2015

“A guide to being green in Southern California on Earth Day and beyond,” San Gabriel Valley Tribune, April 20, 2015

“Top 5 eco-friendly organizations to support,” Los Angeles Daily News, April 20, 2015

“Assembly Bill Seeks Revitalization Plan for Lower L.A. River,” KCET, April 15, 2015

“Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River,” Los Angeles Times, April 13, 2015

“Friends of the Los Angeles River clear out tons of junk,” Los Angeles Daily News, April 11, 2015

“Assembly Bill Seeks Revitalization Plan for Lower L.A. River,” KCET, April 15, 2015

“The Great Los Angeles River CleanUp,” TimeOut Los Angeles, April 7, 2015

“7 Exciting Events at the LA River This Spring,” TimeOut Los Angeles, April 7, 2015

“SoCalGas Sponsors Seven Nonprofit Groups for Earth Month Events: Employees to help beautify area beaches, lagoons and parks,” Reuters, April 7, 2015

“Songs and Restoration at This Year’s L.A. River CleanUp,” KCET, April 6, 2015

“La Gran Limpieza – 2015,” LA River Pix, April 5, 2015

“Federal government should split bill with L.A. for river restoration,” Los Angeles Times, April 5, 2015

“The Transgressive Act of Holding Hands on the River,” KCET, April 2, 2015

“LA River: Three Saturdays, One Big CleanUp,” NBC, April 1, 2015

“The Chairwoman of the Board,” LA Downtown News, April 1, 2015

“Friends of Los Angeles River to host 24th Annual La Gran Limpieza,” West Covina Press, March 30, 2015

“Los Angeles River restoration could cost city $1.2 billion,” KPCC, March 26, 2015

“Panelists discuss renovation of Los Angeles River,” Daily Trojan, March 26, 2015

“Mayor Garcetti, Where’s the Green for the LA River?” CityWatch, March 27, 2015

“LA River plan pushed along to federal government,” KPCC, March 25, 2015

“L.A.’s share of river restoration could hit $1.2 billion,” Los Angeles Times, March 25, 2015

“L.A. River Revitalization Cost Increase Leaves City Pondering Its Way Forward,” KCET, March 25, 2015

“L.A. River a Finalist for $1M Bloomberg Philanthropies Public Art Project,” KCET, March 24, 2015

“CicLAvia in the San Fernando Valley Debuts an LA River Component,” KCET, March 20, 2015

“Glendale One Step Closer to a Fully Recreational Riverfront,” KCET, March 18, 2015

“How to Transform Los Angeles’ River Neighborhoods into an Urban Agriculture Paradise,” Inhabit, March 17, 2015

“New Ordinance Aimed at Revitalizing Los Angeles River Communities,” Global Site Plans, March 13, 2015

“Study Proposes Massive Urban Agriculture Complex in Los Angeles,” TriplePundit, March 12, 2015

“Have You Met the LA River?” Sierra Club – Los Angeles Chapter, March 10, 2015

“Revitalization of lower portion of Los Angeles River is targeted in new Assembly bill,” Press Telegram, February, 24, 2015

“New Decision Could Mean Opportunities for Lower Los Angeles River,” KCET, February 24, 2015

“Reinventing the Los Angeles River,” Architect, February 19, 2015

“Activists win round in bid to keep vegetation near mouth of L.A. River,” Los Angeles Times, February 2, 2015

“Keeping an Eye on LA River Vegetation and Habitat,” KCET, February 2, 2015

 

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