LA creek restoration project goes out to bid!

May 31, 2010 § 6 Comments

It’s not often that we can announce that a creek in LA is being restored – even more exceptional to pass along word that there’s a call for bids for qualified contractors to do the restoration work. Got some know-how in soil bioengineering, native plants, grading natural stream channels? Follow this link to get ahold of the bid packet.  Bid walk’s June 8 at the site.

And the site in question is a small intermittent drainage that flows through North Atwater Park, where Chevy Chase dead-ends at the LA River. This small creek currently hosts sandbar willow and California encelias (among other things) – the concept plan shows channel meanders, a range of shrubs and trees, and new seating and play areas between the creek and the LA River. Congrats to the City of LA and Blue-Green Design! Look forward to ground-breaking and watching the creek’s progress.

This is a much happier fate for the creek, which back in 2002 or so was being eyed by a local political figure to be culverted so a soccer field could be built on top of it. Restoration of this site was included in the Baykeeper settlement, bringing closure to that unfortunate idea. Now if we could just get the City to adopt a creek protection ordinance so we don’t have to keep fighting to protect the environment on a case-by-case basis…


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