Creek Freak events this weekend
October 22, 2010 § Leave a comment
We ran most of these events earlier in the week… but I forget to include tomorrow’s Cornfield Arroyo Seco Plan meeting, and an upcoming North Atwater Creek meeting. I’ve included the fliers for both of those events below, and re-listed the same events that appeared before:
> Tomorrow Saturday October 23rd 2010 is the monthly Community Open House for touring the Ballona Ecological Reserve. These guided walks leave from the Fiji Gateway at 9:30am, 10:30am, and 11:30am. The Fiji Gateway is at 13720 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292, across from Fisherman’s Village.
> The city of Los Angeles Community Redevelopment Agency and Planning Department are hosting a meeting on both the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Redevelopment Project Area and the Cornfield Arroyo Seco Specific Plan. It takes place tomorrow morning – 10:30am Saturday October 23rd 2010 at the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, 1400 North Spring Street, LA 90012. Creek Freak wrote about the CASP earlier here. I am hoping that the CASP is intact and on-track to be approved next week! I don’t know much about the CASRPA… and hope to learn about it tomorrow morning.
> Moonlight Magic, the Friends of Madrona Marsh annual fundraiser is also Saturday October 23rd 2010, from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. The Friends are a volunteer driven stewardship organization that has a regular schedule of restoration and education activities at the marsh, located in Torrance. Tickest are $50.
> On Sunday October 24th at 4pm, L.A. Yellow Box and Friends of the Los Angeles River host a screening of the documentary Bag It. Details at the Facebook event page. Watch the preview on vimeo – looks very good!
> On Thursday October 28th at 2pm, celebrate the city of Los Angeles groundbreaking for the North Atwater Park Expansion and Creek Restoration. It’s at North Atwater Park, 3900 Chevy Chase Drive, Los Angeles 90039. Creek Freak wrote about this project briefly earlier here and here.
> At 7pm Thursday October 28th 2010, the Downtown Library Aloud series hosts DJ Waldie and Glen Creason speaking in celebration of the newly released Los Angeles in Maps book, which Creek Freak profiled here. To get warmed up for the event, read Waldie’s beautiful piece Seduced by Maps at KCET – which concludes with a sweeeet allusion to one of my very favorite Jorge Luis Borges short stories On Exactitude in Science:
Fortunately, the perfect map of Los Angeles – the Borgesian map of all romantic maps – is already in your possession, just outside your door. Its scale is 1:1, and you will need good shoes.
> Friends of Ballona Wetlands are having their annual fundraiser, Moonlight on the Marsh, on Friday October 29th 2010. This year’s event is a yacht party, from 6:00pm to ??? Tickets are $100 regular/$80 student or non-profits