Our partners at LA Waterkeeper recently released a report on their River Assessment Field Team (RAFT) program after two years of leading up community science on the LA River to analyze its health. Some of the key takeaways from the program are: the river needs help in all areas, including its tributaries; looks are deceiving when it comes to biological health; conditions can change in a short period of time; and we need to plan for the watershed as a whole to create a healthy river.
Take Action and Make Your Voice Heard for the Los Angeles River:
The comment review period for the LA River Master Plan Update (LARMPU) has been extended to May 13. Commenting is an opportunity to influence and make your voice heard by decision-makers. It is YOUR opportunity to point out issues, offer alternatives, and help decision-makers identify what you feel is a priority. Los Angeles Waterkeeper along with a coalition of Steering Committee Members and other partners have been diligently reviewing the latest draft to provide thorough analysis and recommendations. You can read their RAFT Report to make your own educated comments and share them with the County or you can endorse the Coalition’s vision on the LARMPU.