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Important! LA River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study – please attend

Today, Thursday October 17th, 2013 at 5:30pm FOLAR is hosting a very important public meeting related to the Army Corps of Engineers Arbor Study (also known as the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study).  If you live or work in Elysian Valley please attend the meeting and stay informed.  This is a very important meeting and your attendance would be appreciated.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present the

Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration

Integrated Feasibility Report

in an official public meeting on

Thursday, October 17 from 5:30-7:30PM

at Los Angeles River Center & Gardens (Atrium)

570 W. Avenue 26, Los Angeles 90065

LA RIVER ECO STUDY

A Crucial Decision for the LA River!

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will present the

Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration

Integrated Feasibility Report

in an official public meeting on

Thursday, October 17 from 5:30-7:30PM

at Los Angeles River Center & Gardens (Atrium)

570 W. Avenue 26, Los Angeles 90065

Friends of the Los Angeles River encourages stakeholders to attend this presentation of the ARBOR Study and offer comments on the report.  The reach of this study includes Burbank, Glendale, Griffith Park, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Atwater Village, Glassell Park, Cypress Park, Silver Lake, Elysian Valley, Lincoln Heights, Elysian Park, Chinatown, Boyle Heights, and Downtown.
FoLAR emphatically supports Alternative 20, the most robust habitat restoration plan, and a large coalition of environmental groups agrees.  Elected officials at all levels of government support this significant investment in the highly-degraded Los Angeles Watershed.
In their feasibility report, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers chose Alternative 13 as their Tentatively Selected Plan (TSP).  The task at hand is to influence the Army Corps in Washington, D.C. to select Alternative 20.
This study took seven years and almost $10 million dollars to complete.  We must seize this opportunity to remove more concrete, create more habitat, and restore more wetlands for the health of the wildlife and people of Los Angeles.

Please submit written comments by November 18, 2013 to:

 
Josephine R. Axt, Ph.D.; Chief, Planning Division;
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; Los Angeles District
P.O. Box 532711;
ATTN: Ms. Erin Jones, CESPL-PD-RN;
Los Angeles, CA 90053-2325
or via email at: