Recent News, Upcoming Events

August 22, 2008 § Leave a comment

I am hoping to make this a regular LA Creek Freak feature – brief headlines with links, also announcing upcoming events:

EPA intercedes on LA River navigability.  This is very good news!  The Environmental Protection Agency EPA can overrule the Army Corps designating much of the LA River as non-navigable.  Rivers determined to be navigable receive greater protection under the federal Clean Water Act.  Read more info here: LA Times  Aquafornia Blog  Daniel’s News & Views Blog

Sewage Spill on Compton Creek.  On Tuesday August 12th, a sewer line rupture in Watts caused more than 20,000 tons of untreated sewage to enter Compton Creek and the lower Los Angeles River.  County Health officials closed Long Beaches for days. Read more info here: LB Press Telegram  Long Beach Seen

LA City busts drought or wastes water?  Responding to videos of wasteful water practices, Mayor Villaraigosa admonishes city departments to abide by water conservation measures.  LA Times

Upcoming Events:

Central Arroyo Seco Stream Restoration Dedication Ceremony – Wednesday, August 27th, 4pm, Brookside Park, Pasadena view invitation

Sunnynook River Park Public Input Workshop – Thursday, September 4th, 6:30pm, Griffith Park Ranger Station, 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, LA  view past Creek Freak blog  view Councilmember LaBonge announcement

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