August River Roundup

July was a busy month for River LA and the Los Angeles River. With so much happening, it’s hard to keep up! Because of that, we’ve decided to rethink our monthly newsletter.

Today, we’d like to introduce the LA River Roundup. This version of our newsletter will include all the latest and greatest news about the Los Angeles River, including our original content and content from other organizations. Read below and let us know what you think in the comments!


River LA Releases Date for 7th Annual Urban Garden Party Fundraiser
This event celebrates the 51-mile Los Angeles River. This year, we’re honoring John Boiler and Supervisor Hilda Solis. River LA 

River by the Numbers: How to Use the LA River Index
Learn best practices for using the LA River Index tool containing data on the Los Angeles River. Perfect for students and organizations looking to become river experts! River LA


State Approves $100 Million for River Restoration
$100 million of Proposition 1 Funding was allocated for restoration of the LA River. CBS Local

Los Angeles to Host 2028 Summer Olympics
Los Angeles announces deal to host 2028 elections, initial speculations about incorporation of River into event. Variety

Did Rogue Paddlers, Scalia Cement Protection for LA River?
How Trump administration’s effort to limit the Clean Water Act might affect the Los Angeles River. E&E News  

Eric Garcetti Sworn In For Second Term As L.A. Mayor
Mayor Eric Garcetti is sworn in for second term with LA River as one of his talking points. LAist


18 "Rail-to-Trail" Projects Following in the High Line's Footsteps
18 park infrastructure projects join the Highline Network, including River LA. dezeen

Guest commentator on why an inclusive, collaborative approach is necessary for river revitalization. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Frogtown Bike Shop is Now Also Full Restaurant
Spoke Bicycle Cafe, bike shop and cafe on the LA River, expands to full restaurant. The Eastsider LA

Researchers Create Report with Suggestions for LA River Revitalization 
UCLA researchers report on existing projects along the river emphasizing community outreach. Daily Bruin



Atwater Bridge a Go Despite 4x Original Cost
La Kretz Crossing gets the go-ahead from city officials with new budget. Los Feliz Ledger 

The L.A. River Dreams of its Future: Larry Wilson
Columnist considers the potential challenges for re-design of River. Los Angeles Daily News

Fresh Renderings Show Off South LA’s Future Bike and Pedestrian Path
Designs present pedestrian and bike paths connecting Metro’s Crenshaw, Silver, and Blue lines to River in South LA. Curbed Los Angeles

Early Plans for Taylor Yard Include New Walkways and Kayaking Spots
Interim use for Taylor Yard property could include walkways, bike lanes, kayaking spots. Curbed Los Angeles

A Revitalized LA River Can Still Protect L.A. From Flooding
Opinion piece that design for the L.A. River can address both flood control and the need for public parks without being mutually exclusive. Los Angeles Times


EPA U.S. EPA Requires Southern California Plastic Manufacturers to Protect L.A. River from Pollution
EPA reaches agreement with plastic product manufacturers to protect River from pollution. Web Wire

Heal The Bay Launches New 'Report Card' To Grade L.A. Rivers And Watering Holes
Heal the Bay’s Report Card assesses the L.A. River’s water quality. LAist

Is Re-Introducing Steelhead Trout into the Arroyo Seco Another Fish Tale?
Scientists consider re-introducing steelhead trout into L.A. River’s tributaries. Pasadena Star-News

LA Reaches Settlement With Army Corps Of Engineers Over LA River And Its Tributaries
The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reach agreement on water quality for Los Angeles River. LA West Media

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