Living Down by the River

Our vision for the Los Angeles River in the neighborhoods north of Downtown Los Angeles is to establish an environmentally sensitive urban oasis, with open space, recreational areas, educational facilities, and a thriving, ecologically-functioning River.

This vision aligns with the goals the Ad Hoc River Committee laid out in 2002 for the Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan. We believe that, by focusing on these priorities, we will organically realize improvements that relate to the historic themes of our river and our diverse communities.

Who is in charge of the LA River? The US Army Corps of Engineers is not funded adequately to maintain or improve the River channel that it built from 1938-1940. Today, LA County is the local permittee, which means that they act on behalf of the US Army corps in issuing permits, upon review and approval by other public agencies.

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