Walk the LA River in Elysian Valley on November 16th

November 10, 2008 § Leave a comment

Come on a Walking Tour of one of the very nicest earth-bottom stretches of the Los Angeles River.  Walk departs at 3:30pm on Sunday November 16th from the Great Heron Gates in Elysian Valley.  See public art, mini-parks, beautiful bridges, ducks, cormorants, willows, sycamores, cottonwoods, and mucho more!

Brett Goldstone's Great Heron Gates (from The Silver Lake News)

The Great Heron Gates by Brett Goldstone (Photo from the Silver Lake News)

We’ll start with a brief history of the river and community campaigns for its revitalization, then walk for about 90 minutes.  It’ll be non-strenuous, casual pace, all ages and abilities.  Dogs on leash welcome.   The Great Heron Gate is located at the corner of Fletcher Drive and Ripple Street in Elysian Valley 90039 (near the intersection of the 5 and 2 Freeways.)  Street parking available on Ripple or Clearwater streets.  The walk was initiated by Occidental College’s Urban and Environmental Policy Institute, though it’s open to the public and free of charge – donations welcome though, and book purchases even better!

Guess who’s leading it?  That would be one Mister Joseph R. Linton, creak freek [sic] in residence and author of the somewhat-definitive-edition of the hyper-graphically illustrated Down by the Los Angeles River: Friends of the Los Angeles River’s Official Guide.

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