September River Roundup

With summer winding down and the school year gearing up, there has been a flurry of activities along the river! This month's roundup includes news from up and down all 51 miles of our great river. Give it a read and let us know if we missed anything in the news.


Homelessness and the LA River We consider the future wholeness of the Los Angeles River by digging into a variety of its issues in the societal, infrastructural, and political realms. This first segment is about homelessness along the LA River. River LA

RSVP for Our Annual Urban Garden Party Check out ticket and sponsorship information for our upcoming event. River LA

Free Download || Map of the LA River Download our map full of bike paths, community programming, and access points near you. River LA

Become a Bedrock Donor Peek inside River LA with our fun video about our most important supporters! River LA 

Nathan Cooke, Runner of the LA River's 51 Miles Meet Nathan, a designer with a passion for environmental stewardship, and a love for running. River LA


11-mile Los Angeles River restoration could move forward this fall US Army Corps move towards removing LA River concrete on 11 mile stretch. Curbed LA

This Is Why The Revitalization of the LA River Is Taking So Long A look into the complex process of revitalization projects. Los Angeles Magazine

Unique Yards Reflect the Changing Face of the L.A. River Profile on the people and communities that live along the LA River. KCET

Espresso, Haircuts, Art and More at RVCC Coffeeshop, barbershop, exhibition space, and bar to open by LA River Downtown. Los Angeles Downtown News

Revitalizing the Lower L.A. River and Beyond: Voices from Maywood – A Series New blog series begins on the Maywood Community facing River Revitalization. The City Project

In new video, fly around the flashy new Sixth Street bridge. New video brings renderings of Sixth Street Bridge over the LA River to life. Curbed LA

Cost estimates soar as Taylor Yard bridge gets closer to connecting Cypress Park and Elysian Valley Plans move forward for Bicycle/Pedestrian Bridge over LA River in Taylor Yard. The Eastsider

The Zanja Madre Aqueduct, Los Angeles' Original Lifeline History of the LA River’s first aqueduct. LAist 


If we want a real river in L.A., we should start by cleaning up the water Concerns over the River’s water quality. Los Angeles Times

Fire in Los Angeles River burns itself out Fire on LA River near Chinatown. Los Angeles Times

The Best Places for Birdwatching in Los Angeles LA River named as one of the best places for birdwatching in LA. LAist

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    commented on September River Roundup 2017-09-18 14:30:06 -0700
    Hey, Colin! Thanks for your question.

    We reached out to the city and received the following update: ‘The Bureau of Engineering’s project team and the contractor have been working together to finalize submittals required for fabrication of the bridge’s steel components. Due to the wet weather restriction of October thru April imposed by regulatory agencies with jurisdiction over the LA River, major construction activities in the LA River for the bridge pier and abutments will start next April. The project team is also coordinating with all the regulatory agencies to prepare for major construction next April.’

    Hope that’s helpful!
    commented on September River Roundup 2017-09-07 15:24:53 -0700
    What about the North Atwater Pedestrian Bridge? Any news there?
    published September River Roundup in Blog 2017-09-07 13:44:35 -0700