Recent News, Upcoming Events 2008 September 18

September 17, 2008 § 1 Comment

An occasional round-up of news and events. Act now as these links tend to get kinda stale kinda quickly.

Urban River Turtles: on August 30th, the L.A. Times reported that Endangered Green Sea Turtles have taken up residence at the mouth of the San Gabriel River.

Long Beach Buy River Greenway Parcel: on September 11th, costar.com reported that Long Beach has acquired land for their L.A. River Greenway. The parcel is located between 6th and 7th Streets on the west side of downtown Long Beach.

Urban River Hippos, too?: on September 17th a Downtown News editorial cartoon blatantly favors dangerous invasive species in our local waterways.

Layers of Cornfield History: on September 17th, the selfsame Downtown News reports on archaeologists invading our cornfields.

“I don’t look back, only forward.” : on September 17th, L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez interviews Dorothy Green, founder of Heal the Bay and the California Water Impact Network and one of our heroes.

Upcoming Events:

California Coastal Clean-up Day takes place this Saturday September 20th from 9am to 12noon at beaches, parks, creeks and rivers near you.

The 2008 Frogtown Artwalk is also this Saturday. It opens with a 4:30pm Los Angeles River walk hosted by yours truly. It’s a great stretch of river – come on down.

Friends of the Los Angeles River hosts Riofest on October 2nd and 4th, including music by Very Be Careful!

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