08 Aug A fair – 50/50 – share for the LA River – it's only Fair
Last month I was thrilled to be in Washington when the US Army Corps Civil Works Review Board unanimously adopted Alternative 20 – a $1.35 billion plan to break up the concrete and restore 11 miles of LA River habitat – as their Recommended Plan. We welcome the Corps as true partners and invite them to take one more vital step – to commit to sharing the costs of the project with the City – and people – of Los Angeles on a true 50/50 basis.
Along with development, efforts to solve a flood hazard 75 years ago created another problem – the River’s environmental degradation. The Los Angeles River was smothered under 3 million barrels of concrete – in an effort to save lives lead by the Army Corps. Now that we’re ready to undo the damage we need the Army Corp’s help again – this time to restore the River.
Last year Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy recommended that the Army Corps and Federal Government should pay their fair share of this project – a true 50/50 – to restore the LA River. We agree with the Secretary and the time has come for the Army Corps to formally make that commitment.
I need you to make your voice heard. Call on the Army Corps and ask them to commit to a paying a fair – 50/50 – share to restore the Los Angeles River.
Please go to FoLAR.org/action and send your message to the Army Corps today.
Friends of the Los Angeles River
Want to do even more? This campaign is made possible by the people of the Los Angeles River opening their hearts – and wallets to support Friends of the Los Angeles River. Please go to FoLAR.org/donate and join them.