The Knight Foundation has announced our LA River Stories project as one of their five finalists for the Knights Cities Challenge, designed to fund projects throughout the country that is intended to make cities “more vibrant places to live and work.” The River LA project, LA River Stories, will create public engagement through local storytelling including a multimedia public engagement project showcasing stories about the diverse residents that use the Los Angeles River. The submission to the Knights Cities challenge focuses on River LA’s efforts in Long Beach and the Lower River Region.
The Knight Foundation received more than 4,500 applications from many nonprofit and government organizations, as well as design experts, urban planning organizations, and individuals. River LA is grateful to be a finalist and would like to take this time to congratulate the four other organizations that have made it to the finals.
For more information on the finalists and the program, click here for the full article from the Press-Telegram.
River LA's mission is to ensure the 51 mile Los Angeles River integrates design and infrastructure that brings people, water and nature together. We champion river-oriented policy and sustainable public spaces while creating innovative models for community benefit and participation. We would be grateful to have your support as a sustaining donor of the organization.