Reimagine the L.A. River

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  • commented 2017-02-04 13:13:47 -0800
    I have been training for the LA Marathon on the Greenway/Bike Path section in the West San Fernando Valley. It’s a great place to run without obstructions, avoiding traffic, and not needing to stop at intersections. Right now the river is running so clean from all the rain.
  • commented 2017-02-02 19:56:36 -0800
    I would love to have a continuous bike path along the River. What a great way to get around the city!
  • commented 2016-11-29 10:08:00 -0800
    Green areas that allow for variety of activities that reconnect/connect people with nature. For instance, multiple parks along the river that are creatively unique, and they are also very different from each other. Parks that embrace diversity, art, culture, and nature. They offer spaces where one could meditate, grow plants, practice sports, and even touch the water while respectfully enjoying its wild life and delicate ecosystems. Areas where people can meet and celebrate nature, and also enjoy the beautiful local communities surrounding it. The Los Angeles River can become an inclusive place that represents our most precious values always aiming towards a better future for new generations to come.
  • commented 2016-08-15 14:09:33 -0700
    My intention is to participate with bringing urban farming to the inner city and by lining the river banks with vegetable gardens, bee hives, famstands and microgreen cafes! I currently own a small urban farm called the FROGTOWNURBANFARM and hope to continue providing fresh produce to the inner city….not trucked in over hundreds of miles or imported!!!
  • commented 2016-06-09 22:38:15 -0700
    I imagine a resurgence of wildlife and human life in healthy forms: walking, exploring, watching, appreciating. Trees to pull in dust and damaged air. Soil that’s nourished by flowing waters. Healthy commerce that integrates. Reminders of when, now, and to be through plaques and education stations. I imagine a united effort and generational experience of healing.
  • commented 2016-05-26 10:43:18 -0700
    An opportunity to reclaim rainfall water, remove the concrete and replace it with soft-scaping where kids can play and lovers can share their feelings strolling along the riverbank. I can imaging what the Seine has left in the memories of the Parisians and its visitors can somehow happen in LA if we can turn the LA River into a multi-purpose connector.
  • commented 2016-05-11 14:37:49 -0700
    Non-commercialized natural, open spaces…
  • commented 2016-05-10 12:00:57 -0700
    Have been spending a lot of time in Korea and super inspired by what they did with their river. Check it out! Imagine all the beauty that would ignite renewal along with river front if this happened! We can do it. Let’s reach out to Korea for mentoring support and advice. They did it very quickly!
  • commented 2016-05-09 13:02:11 -0700
    An activity center for people to meet and enjoy each other’s company while exercising or enjoying nature.
  • commented 2016-05-04 16:55:38 -0700
    Beautiful green open space for all to enjoy.
  • commented 2016-04-26 14:36:37 -0700
    The L.A. River can be not only a thriving river system to increase the presence of wildlife and biodiversity, but also public green space for recreation amidst the rapid urbanization. We should re-emphasize the importance of green public spaces to make LA a more beautiful, healthy, and sustainable city.
  • commented 2016-04-25 10:05:40 -0700
    A place for everyone in Los Angeles to come and enjoy being outdoors. A clean river to play in, fish in and bike along.
  • posted about this on Facebook 2016-04-20 06:20:01 -0700
    Check it out!
  • commented 2016-04-20 06:19:23 -0700
    Bicycle, pedestrian paths and personal watercraft(no motor, one/two person) access from end to end.
  • commented 2016-04-19 21:14:23 -0700
    Bicycle, pedestrian, and watercraft access from end to end.
  • commented 2016-04-19 12:40:03 -0700
  • commented 2016-04-19 10:49:28 -0700
  • commented 2016-04-18 14:39:02 -0700
  • commented 2016-04-18 13:36:50 -0700
    Huge airboats zooming by at a hundred miles an hour, full of contraband and evading slow-moving Coast Guard ships, while the theme from “Miami Vice” plays loudly on the boomboxes of cheering crowds on the shores.
  • commented 2016-04-18 11:39:02 -0700
  • commented 2016-04-18 00:25:54 -0700
    Building mindful and caring communities.
  • commented 2016-04-17 21:22:49 -0700
  • commented 2016-04-17 11:06:26 -0700
  • commented 2016-04-16 22:31:43 -0700
    The Los Angeles River has immense potential for urban fish habitat restoration. This includes integrating well established fish habitat restoration strategies, both in-stream and along the riparian corridor, into current visions for revitalization. This process can support the recovery of native fish populations, expand urban angling opportunities, improve water quality and other mutually-beneficial outcomes, and provide outlets for community involvement and education.
  • commented 2016-04-16 21:48:08 -0700
    Finding ways to preserve the water instead of losing so much to the ocean. Continue to make public areas along the river.
  • commented 2016-04-16 18:01:58 -0700
    Open access to all families, where angelenos gather.
  • commented 2016-04-16 16:24:25 -0700
    A healthy river providing wildlife sanctuary, a value for the water we have until recently taken for granted, and community creating relationships with all the participants in the story that is bringing this vision and narrative to life. I’d really like to see coverage of these efforts on stations such as PBS and on NPR – make this into a good investigative journalism program that starts with the vision statement and addresses the challenges as well as the solutions offered, considered and employed. Obviously this becomes the basis of how this can be done on rivers around the world – even inside of the US!!
  • commented 2016-04-16 14:47:06 -0700
    A great, wet, natural, park snaking through Los Angeles.
  • commented 2016-04-16 11:38:08 -0700
    A beautiful place for recreation an preserve if a natural space.
  • commented 2016-04-16 08:13:56 -0700
    “Fishing for carp, waiting for steelhead” is the theme of my blog,, which I’ve curated for the past five years. It is vital to the river and Angelenos to retain the vision of ecology, green space, and restoration as we enter a new era of freeing at least some of our waterway from concrete. As Lewis MacAdams is fond of saying, “when the steelhead return, we’ll know we’ve done our job.”

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