The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to give a community presentation and public hearing about the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Integrated Feasibility Report today, Thursday, Oct. 17, at 5:30 p.m. at the L.A. River Center & Gardens, located at 570 W. Ave. 26, 90065.
A news conference will be held before the meeting at 4:15 p.m. Click here to watch the meeting being live-streamed.
The Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Integrated Feasibility Report took seven years and nearly $10 million to complete, according to Hector, a member of the Historic Highland Park Neighborhood Council who has long been active in issues surrounding the Los Angeles River and is allied with Friends of the Los Angeles River.
The area studied in the report encompasses 11 miles from Griffith Park to downtown Los Angeles and the report’s main goals are ecosystem restoration and “passive” recreation.
There are five plans in the report. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers supports the so-called Alternative 13, but Friends of the Los Angeles River, with a coalition of elected officials and environmental groups, supports the more robust habitat plan of Alternative 20, according to Huezo.
The public comment period is scheduled to end Nov. 18. Call (323) 223-0585 if you would like to receive a copy of the Friends of the Los Angeles River community template comment letter.