Students Envision Landscaping along Dominguez Channel

March 18, 2011 § 3 Comments

Viviana Franco’s Spaces of Blight (SOB) project is turning its focus onto the Dominguez Channel in Hawthorne. Through the assistance of the Friends/Amigos of the Dominguez Watershed, From Lot to Spot/Spaces of Blight received a Wetlands Recovery Project grant to work with youth to assess a reach of the Dominguez Channel bike path, design native landscaping to abate erosion, treat runoff, and create beauty. Students and volunteers will be installing the plants over the coming months.

Check out photodocumentation of student analysis and design here.

The project complements a landscaping project underway by the County of Los Angeles along the Dominguez Channel.

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§ 3 Responses to Students Envision Landscaping along Dominguez Channel

  • Charlie says:

    I grew up right by this miserable channel. It always made me sad, but I was always also fascinated by it. Anything they can do would be great.

    • Jessica Hall says:

      Really? I grew up in Hawthorne, though not by the channel. Over the years I’ve met a handful of enviros who grew up in the Hawthorne/Lawndale area. Interesting to me, as I didn’t experience nature in the South Bay as a kid.

  • Victor Solis says:

    Thanks for the post on the good news. I’d like to get in touch with them since I’m conducting a research project on biodiversity of the L.A. River for an ecology course at CSUDH. I wish them the best with the Dominguez Channel and look forward to hearing about their progress.

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