Board of Public Works Commissioner Valerie Shaw showcased changes and challenges in South Central Los Angeles, at a recent Summit held at City Hall in July, 2011.
Redfields to Greenfields report was completed by the Verde Coalition, with assistance from a host of City agencies and non profit groups, the Speedwell Foundation, University of Georgia Tech, and the 606 Design Studio at Cal Poly Pomona. For more information, please contact Stephanie Taylor of GreenLA.
The City Parks Alliance, will visit Occidental College in October, to bring together members statewide. Updates on Redfields to Greenfields, and other innovated park planning practices will be featured. Board members of the CPA will also be in attendance. For more information contact Jessica Gudmonson.
Kayak services are being offered on a first come first serve basis to river naturalists who want to kayak down the Los Angeles River this August and September. Sign-up on-line only. For more information please contact Irene Lopez of the Los Angeles Conservation Corps.
If you notice graffiti or dumping along the Los Angeles River, between the Arroyo Seco and Balboa Park, please contact the Los Angeles Conservation River Corps, who assists the City in maintaining the area clean. Please contact Pablo Cardoso.
The last round of Prop 84 River Greenways grants was released in August. Applications are due in October. For more information please contact Polly Escobedo of State Resources Agency.
The San Gabriel Valley Conservation Corps is calling for volunteer gardeners and organic farmers to assist them the redevelopment of their Earthworks Farm, located off of Lerma Road in Whittier Narrows (north of the Pomona Freeway, at Santa Anita Avenue exit).
Construction at two Community School Parks began this summer, thanks to funding from the Board of Education, Joint Use program, and People for Parks.
The new Plaza de Arte y Cultura, recently opened across the street from Olvera Street in Downtown Los Angeles. The new County owned museum is a joint project with the non -profit board of “Plaza” led by Supervisor Gloria Molina and the Smithsonian National Museum. It is definitely worth a visit if you haven’t yet been.