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Supervisor Yaroslavsky and LA County Public Works broke ground on $8.4 Million LA River Headwaters Project PDF Print E-mail
Written by San Fernando Valley Sun   
Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:54

Groundbreaking was held Wed. Sept 19 at Canoga Ave. and Bassett Street in Canoga Park. Construction is beginning on a five-acre greenway project spanning a combined 2.5 miles of riverfront along the iconic Headwaters of the Los Angeles River. LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky,Gail Farber, Director, LA County Public Works Gerardo Palos, President, Canoga Park Neighborhood Council participated in the groudbreaking.

The $8.4 million project includes recreational trails along both sides of the river; rain gardens landscaped with native and drought-tolerant plants; rest area amenities and interpretive display panels. The site will bring much-needed open space and habitat to the park-poor community of Canoga Park, capturing stormwater and filtering urban runoff with vegetation to protect downstream water quality.

The Headwaters—formed by the confluence of Bell Creek and Arroyo Calabasas—is the official starting point of the 51-mile-long Los Angeles River, which winds through 13 cities on its way to San Pedro Harbor in Long Beach.

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 September 2012 04:55