L.A. Gets its River Back

This week, Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation intended to increase public access to the L.A. River for recreational and educational purposes, reports Yosuke Kitazawa.

This week marked another significant step in efforts to re-imagine the concrete gutter known as the L.A. River as a recreational, ecological, and scenic asset to the people and wildlife of Los Angeles.

"The passage of SB 1201," said Friends of the L.A. River President Lewis MacAdams on Wednesday morning, "fundamentally establishes that in the eyes of the State of California, the Los Angeles River is a river, not just a flood control channel, and must be treated that way by Los Angeles County."

An enthusiastic Adrian Glick Kudler, observes in Curbed LA: "Combined with about a million other recent efforts to revitalize the river--restorations, cleanups, parks, etc.--it's starting to feel like we made have a real Danube on our hands one of these years."

Full Story: L.A. River Access Bill Signed by Governor Brown

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