News and Upcoming Events – April 9 2009
April 9, 2009 § Leave a comment
>Rainwater harvester Brad Lancaster tours the Tujunga Wash Greenway and Stream Restoration Project. More on the water harvesting front: Alternet tells about multi-benefit rainwater harvestingin Africa; the L.A. Times explores harvesting rainwater in Downtown Los Angeles. Lancaster’s blog features a very good guest blog entry by Julia Fonseca critiqueing the use of crushed rock (decomposed granite.)
>Frederick Reimers‘ excellent article about the Los Angeles River kayak expedition is finally on the web (after appearing in print last December in Plenty magazine).
>The L.A. Times reports that California may approve new more civilized greywater regulations. Creek Freak Joe Linton is still loving his unpermitted greywater system.
Dr. In-Keun Lee, Assistant Mayor of Infrastructure of Seoul, South Korea, will be giving a talk about the dramatic revitalization of the Cheong Gye Cheong. Seoul, South Korea, actually removed a dozen lanes of double-decked highway to daylight the historic creek that was buried below. The free open-to-the-public talk takes place from 2:30pm-3:30pm on Friday April 17th, 2009 at the Edward R. Roybal Board of Public Works Session Room (Room 350) at Los Angeles City Hall – 200 North Spring Street, Los Angeles, California 90012. Entrance is on Main Street. Easy access from the Metro Red Line Civic Center Station.
Bloggers Joe Linton and Damien Newton teach you how to use lots of cool free stuff on the web at our Internet Skills Class on Tuesdays April 21st and 28th.
President Obama invites you to clean-up the Los Angeles River at Taylor Yard on Saturday April 25th. Then go back and do it again at Friends of the Los Angeles River’s La Gran Limpieza at more than a dozen sites on Saturday May 9th.
Bike the Emerald Necklace on the San Gabriel River and the Rio Hondo with the city of El Monte’s Tour of Two Rivers bike rally on Saturday May 16th. Then bike the Los Angeles River on the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition’s River Ride on Sunday June 7th.