Angelenos Deserve the Very Best for the LA River


Revitalization of the Los Angeles River is a long-standing priority of the City of Los Angeles. This is reflected in its long-range Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan, which was adopted by the City Council in 2007. The Plan proposes a network of trails, parks, habitat areas, recreational facilities, green streets, portals, and visionary bridges that will reconnect and revitalize the river's diverse neighborhoods.

The City's LA River revitalization efforts are led by Mayor Garcetti and the City Council's Arts, Parks, Health, Aging, and River Committee , chaired by Councilman Mitch O'Farrell.

The City of Los Angeles has magnified its commitment to revitalization of the river through its role as local sponsor of the United States Army Corps of Engineers' Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study (Study). The Study, started in 2006, has benefited from the input of many community stakeholders, including the State of California, the County of Los Angeles, and many nonprofit organizations and individual Angelenos. Notably, Friends of the Los Angeles River contributed nearly $1 million toward the Study's completion in 2012.

The Study proposes four scenarios of ecosystem restoration along an 11-mile stretch of the river known as the ARBOR or Area with Restoration Benefits and Opportunities for Revitalization. The Study is now ready for its public review and the City encourages all Angelenos to make their voices heard regarding which alternative the Army Corps should choose.

The Study's recommended project will be the largest federal-local investment partnership in the river's revitalization to date. It offers the chance to transform the landscape of our City and to restore respect to an incredibly valuable natural and cultural heritage resource in our midst: The Los Angeles River.

To comment on the Study:
The 45-day public comment period will begin on Friday, September 20, 2013 and will end on Tuesday, November 05, 2013.

Please send comments to:

By Mail:

Josephine R. Axt, Ph.D.

Chief, Planning Division

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

ATTN: Ms. Erin Jones, CESPL-PD-RN

P.O. Box 532711

Los Angeles, California 90053-2325

By E-mail:

Public Meeting:

A public meeting will be held where the public will have the opportunity to make

comments and hear more about the Study from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and

its local sponsor, the City of Los Angeles.

Thursday, October 17, 2013, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

The Los Angeles River Center and Gardens


570 W. Avenue 26

Los Angeles, CA 90065

For further information, contact:

Ms. Kathleen Bergmann

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, (602) 230-6904

Ms. Erin Jones

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, (213) 300-9723

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