US Army Corps of Engineers selects expansive LA River Restoration Plan

May 30, 2014 · · Uncategorized · Comments Off

USACE LA District Colonel Kim Colloton celebrates with FoLAR president, Lewis MacAdams, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, and LA Councilmember LaBonge at Marsh Park along the LA River on May 29, 2014.  (Photo by Grove Pashley) Friends of the Los Angeles River commends the US Army Corps of Engineers for selecting Alternative 20, the most comprehensive.

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TWO LA River Recreational Zones are now OPEN for the Summer

May 29, 2014 · · Uncategorized · Comments Off

For the first time ever, the Los Angeles River will feature two summer recreational zones open to the public: The Sepulveda Basin River Recreation Zone and The Elysian Valley River Recreation Zone. Both zones will be open to the public from May to September 2014.  Rangers from the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority will patrol.

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US Fish & Wildlife Service selects FoLAR Education Initiative for Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership

March 10, 2014 · · Uncategorized · Comments Off

  Interior Secretary Sally Jewell & Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti join FoLAR’s Lewis MacAdams & Shelly Backlar at LA State Historic Park on March 10, 2014 (Photos by William Preston Bowling)   Date: March 10, 2014 Contact: Oliver DelGado (LA Mayor Garcetti) 323-384-1789 Secretary Jewell, Mayor Garcetti Announce Urban Wildlife Refuge Partnership to.

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Volunteers made The 25th Great Los Angeles River CleanUp 2014 a SUCCESS

March 6, 2014 · · Uncategorized · Comments Off

Thanks to thousands of volunteers who pulled approximately 20 tons of trash from the Los Angeles River over three days at thirteen locations in April and May of 2014.  Our massive advocacy efforts not only clean the river for wildlife and people, but the show of stakeholder support often inspires policy makers to invest more.

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FoLAR rallies LA River support in Washington, D.C.

December 18, 2013 · · Uncategorized · Comments Off

Lewis MacAdams, president of Friends of the Los Angeles River, joined a delegation of elected officials who traveled to Washington D.C. in October 2013 to garner federal support of LA River ARBOR Study Alternative 20. L to R: Lewis MacAdams, City Councilmember Cedillo, City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, City Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, Assemblymember Gomez  L to.

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