Army Corps seeks public input for LA River boating program

June 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

Here’s your chance to weigh in on boating the LA River. Thanks to Lupe Vela at the City of Los Angeles for forwarding the following notice:

Greetings!

The U.S.  Army Corps of Engineers has issued a public notice  to inform the general public that the Los Angeles District of the Corps has received a request to access the Los Angeles River in the Sepulveda Basin for a pilot non-motorized boating program along with permission to charge a fee.  The Corps will evaluate the proposed action along with reasonable alternatives and modifications, under the National Environmental Policy Act ( NEPA) through an Environmental Assessment (EA). The Corps has made a preliminary determination that an Environmental Impact Statement is not required. The Corps will consider compliance with other laws, including the Endangered Species Act, in conjunction with this analysis.

Public Comment Period: June 17- 30, 2011- all comments must be received by 6/30/11.

Tentative Boating Program Start Date: July 8, 2011

The following website will take you to the public notice and description of the proposed program:

http://www.spl.usace.army.mil/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1997&Itemid=2

All comments must be directed to Lisa Sandoval, U.S. Corps of Engineers, 915 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017  Attn: Asset Management:
Lisa.m.sandoval@usace.army.mil

If you like more information on the lead organizer of the program, the Los Angeles Conservation Corps, please contact
Irene Lopez,    ilopez@lacorps.org
Yasmin Corona,  ymcorona@lacorps.org

If you like more information on the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, please contact:
Walt Young: walt.young@mrca.ca.gov

If you would like more information on the City of Los Angeles council motion on this issue, please contact

Lupe Vela:  lupe.m.vela@lacity.org

Congratulations to all for their hard work on this exciting program!

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