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River LA Selected by Citi Foundation’s Community Progress Makers Fund Grant Program to Accelerate Economic Opportunity

Los Angeles, Calif. – MAY 18, 2016 – River LA announced today that it has been selected as a recipient of the Community Progress Makers Fund, a $20 million grant initiative to support 40 visionary nonprofit organizations in their efforts to establish new approaches to long-standing urban economic challenges in the United States – including economic development, environment sustainability, urban infrastructure, and affordable housing. 

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Thank you Councilmembers Krekorian and Blumenfield

Last week, thanks to Councilmembers Paul Krekorian and Bob Blumenfield, the Budget and Finance Committee preserved $1M in funding for the North Atwater Bridge, $40M for Taylor Yard G2 and $2M for the ARBOR LERRDs River projects.  This is considered a big win and we could not have done it without the help of these two Councilmembers and others.

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River LA x CicLAvia Photo Contest

CicLAvia and River LA are calling all cyclists, walkers, runners, skaters, and adventure seekers to post their best Twitter or Instagram photo on Sunday’s #ResilienceRide for a chance to win the limited edition River LA 6th Street Bridge Bracelet and be posted across the River LA social media channels. A winner will be chosen Monday, May 16. Show us your dreams for the river, we’re listening.

RULES:

1.Tag us with your best photo on your #ResilienceRide using the hashtag #CycledeMayo from 9am – 4pm during CicLAvia for a chance to win River LA’s own limited edition 6th Street Bridge Bracelet on Twitter and Instagram.

2. One entry per person. Only photos originally tagged with #CycledeMayo during 9 AM – 4 PM Sunday, May 15th on the ride will be considered for entry.

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KEEP RIVER ITEMS IN THE MAYOR'S BUDGET ALIVE

Stand with River LA in supporting river project items in Mayor Garcetti's proposed 2017 budget. Specifically, support the City’s purchase of the 42-acre Taylor Yard G2 Parcel in Elysian Valley and the $1 million city investment to leverage the $9 million gift from River LA to the City of LA to build the North Atwater bicycle-pedestrian-equestrian bridge, La Kretz Crossing, which is shovel-ready!

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WATERSHED: River LA Brand Launch and Celebration of the LA River

"72U Creative residency created a limited-edition wrist band and experiential river party to commemorate the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation's new name, River LA.

Hosted on the banks of the Los Angeles River, hundreds of attendees came to explore the river’s existing engineering, natural landscapes and its future potential as a connector between the neighborhoods it currently divides. The event also featured an interactive flood room, a series of “Day in the River” activities with musical instrument bikes, a balloon rain room, and a crowd-sourced blank canvas art installation that captured residents’ visions for the river’s future design. 

 

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River LA and Disney Break Ground On Three "Rio Vista" Parks In Elysian Valley

Los Angeles, Calif. (April 15, 2016) – River LA and The Walt Disney Company today transformed street-ends into vibrant community access points along the Los Angeles River as part of the Company’s $1 million commitment to LA River’s “Rio Vistas initiative.” The project will give kids and families public access to the riverfront via three new green spaces and natural landscapes, providing opportunities for them to engage with their neighborhood and enjoy nature.

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Maria Camacho appointed to Lower Los Angeles River Working Group

River LA is thrilled to announce the appointment of our Director of External Affairs, Maria Camacho, to the Lower Los Angeles River Working Group. The appointment by State Resource Secretary John Laird helps us in our long standing mission to ensure that all 51 miles of the LA River are included in ongoing revitalization efforts. We are especially thankful to Speaker Anthony Rendon for his commitment to that vision and for creating this working group so that no community is left behind and the Rivercan be a resource and playground for all.

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Congratulating the city

The Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation congratulates the City on this latest achievement for the LA River. The Army Corps of Engineers' decision to approve the restoration plan for the river is another positive step toward river revitalization and builds upon the years of work by the City, the LA River Corp and others who have made LA River revitalization a priority. This milestone only enhances our current work with Frank Gehry to study all 51 miles of the river, and would not be possible without the commitment from Mayor Eric Garcetti, the LA City Council, County Board of Supervisors, state and federal leaders, and countless others who have recognized the importance of this vital regional resource. The LA River Corp is excited to work collaboratively with the Army Corp during this exciting time in LA River history.

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Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation, Tony Yanow and Amy Yanow Announce $250,000 Match Challenge for the LA River

Tony Yanow and Amy Yanow’s donation comes on the heels of two other grants by the Santa Monica Rivers and Mountains Conservancy and the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy to help fund  initial study of the LA River

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LA River Revitalization Corporation Receives Multiple Grants

This month the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy and Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy opened a new era of joining forces by granting the LARRC with further funding that will help kick off Frank Gehry’s study of the Los Angeles River.

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