The Los Angeles River, best known for its concrete lined ditches, has been neglected over the years. But now, plans are afoot to transform the river into a vibrant ecosystem, which in turn, will revitalize local communities. Through a joint effort among LA County, the City of Los Angeles and the US Army Corps of Engineers, the LA River Revitalization Master Plan aims to create a safe environment with more open space, improved natural resource stewardship and flood protection, increased jobs and economic development, and enhanced civic pride. During this tour, we will join the U.S. Army Corps to see how they plan to restore an 11-mile section of the Los Angeles River. The tour will focus on plans to reestablish riparian marsh areas and restore aquatic habitat ecosystems, and how the project overcame challenges.
- Mr. Captain Eugene Park, U.S. Army; Assistant Civil Works Branch Chief, USACE, Los Angeles, Calif.
- Mr. Eduardo DeMesa, Chief, Planning Division, USACE, Los Angeles, Calif.
This mobile workshop is part of the 2016 NACo Annual Conference. Registration is closed.