Recent updates: a victory, a Greenway Plan, and a continuance

March 2, 2011 § 1 Comment

A Greenway Plan: Adams Flood Control Channel aka Arroyo La Cienega, "on punk rock," to paraphrase a friend. Image: Joshua Link, Ecotone Studios.

A victory, a Greenway Plan, and a continuance helped to define recent weeks for this LA CreekFreak.

First victory. Altadena bloggers and residents celebrated the award of funding for acquisition of land in Rubio Canyon, preserving public access and restoration of some land there. Congrats to the Arroyos and Foothills Conservancy for the State grant and successful coordination effort to bring it all together.

A Greenway Plan! More about this in a separate post. A personal project spanning five years, first as Ballona Creek Watershed Coordinator and later as a landscape designer, is finally complete and posted for public view and use. The Ballona Creek Greenway Plan resulted from stakeholder creek-walks and design charettes, strategy sessions with Natural Channel Design and Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission staff, and hydraulic modeling and design work of the Restoration Design Group team.  Downloadable at the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission website.

And a continuance. The Stone Canyon Creek hearing has been continued for a month or more. Thanks for the letters written by community members, agency reps and the kids at University Elementary School, whose school sits on the creek at UCLA – this is not over yet! And also, thanks to the student and community volunteers – including rumored hungover frat boys – and SMBRC staff who have been working hard to restore Stone Creek on the UCLA campus.

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