News and Events – 12 March 2010
March 12, 2010 § 1 Comment
>Yesterday morning, near the L.A. River’s mouth near downtown Long Beach, a driver crashed her car through the guardrail on the 710 Freeway and plunged into the L.A. River, where it’s actually about 20-feet deep. Long Beach firefighters rescued her; read more at their website. Television coverage here.
>Jenny Price lead’s Friends of the L.A. River’s river tour, this Sunday March 14th, from 9:30am to 4:30pm.
>Creek Freak Jessica Hall’s Landscape Architecture students show their designs for how L.A. River restoration can interface with community and rail – on Thursday March 18, 2010 from 3pm-7pm at the River Center in Cypress Park.
UPDATED- Added: >Los Angeles State Historic Park hosts a Go Wild for Wildflowers – interpretive walk showcasing the park’s abundant… you guessed it… wildflowers! It’s free and at 2pm on Saturday March 20th, 2010. Tour the wildflowers virtually, too, via the park’s very own blog.
>Los Angeles County Bicycle Master Plan public meetings continue on March 24th and 25th. Give them input – online or in person – regarding what waterway bike path improvements you’d like to see. Creek Freak explains the county plan here.
> The Theodore Payne Foundation – fine purveyors of California Native landscaping – has a bunch going on:
- The California Wildflower Hotline Now through May 31 2010 – Find out about the most spectacular wildflower sites throughout Southern and Central California – updated every Thursday evening with new information. Use link or call (818)768-3533. Roaming charges may apply.
- Spring discount plant sale & Open House Saturday, Saturday March 27, 2010, 8:30am-4:30pm at TPF’s Nursery in Sun Valley.
- Annual Native Plant Garden Tour takes place Saturday and Sunday, April 10 and 11, 2010, from 10am to 4pm – including a free lecture event: In California, the Natives Are Friendly with Isabelle Greene on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at 6:30pm at Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in Hollywood.