News and Events – 17 July 2009

July 17, 2009 § 2 Comments

Some Recent News of Interest to us Creek Freaks:

Alternet: Rainwater harvesting genius Brad Lancaster on rainwater dryland farming in Tucson. See also this article about Tucson’s new rainwater harvesting law.

EGP News: Hazard Park wetlands get shocking and unfortunate extreme brush clearance.

Legal Planet: More on the nexus and navigability stuff, Legal Planet thinks that stretches of the river cannot be deemed non-navigable simply because the Corps refuses to let people boat on it.

Los Angeles Eco-Village: L.A. Creek Freak’s neighbor had a good time  at Cornerstone Theater Company’s Touch the Water – A River Play and blogged about it here.

Long Beach Post: How to keep trash out of the Los Angeles River

Charley Harper killdeer artwork (from LASHP blog)

Charley Harper killdeer artwork (from LASHP blog)

Los Angeles State Historic Park: Nearly twitterly details of the saga of a killdeer couple and their nest, and eggs turning into baby killdeerlings, here1, here2, here3, here4here5 and pretty much missing from here6.  My favorite part was the cool artwork they ran by Charley Harper.

Men’s Journal: More coverage on George Wolfe‘s kantakerous kayak.

Pasadena Now: Maybe for L.A. Creek Freak’s one-year birthday, someone could give a couple of copies of the city of Pasadena’s new map of the Arroyo Seco.

Santa Monica Baykeeper: Students, teachers and volunteers are stewarding Stone Canyon Creek, which runs along UCLA Lab School.

Spouting Off: The Santa Monica Bay Watershed is one block healthier with the opening of the city of Santa Monica’s new green street: Bicknell Avenue between Barnard and Nielson.

Events, too: [updated 7/17 1pm]

On Friday July 24th, the Audubon Center at Debs Park will host a river film night.  It includes two shorts about the Arroyo Seco, Stream Spirit Rising (Featuring the Arroyo Seco’s North Branch Creek tributary and L.A. Creek Freak’s very own Jessica Hall)  and A River’s Journey to Rebirth (about the  reintroduction of Arroyo Chub in the Arroyo Seco,) followed by FLOW.

The city of Los Angeles is hosting a couple of meetings to update the public on river plans and projects: Tuesday July 28th at 1pm and 5:30pm at the Los Angeles River Center.

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§ 2 Responses to News and Events – 17 July 2009

  • Jessica Hall says:

    The photo of clearance at Hazard’s stream/wetland is atrocious. One more reason for the city to get our remaining and historical streams on a map that is used by all city departments, like Navigate LA. I hope Fish & Game requires restoration. In addition to cattails, bullrush and mulefat, there were arroyo and red willow identified there during a site visit with the Army Corps in 2003 or so when we (North East Trees) were studying restoration potential of the site.

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