Quick Mends: Los Angeles River ‘Wired’


AHOY, MATEY: Councilmembers Tony Cardenas, front, with Ed Reyes, far rear, enjoyed a day on the river last summer. (Jim Burns)

AHOY, MATEY: Councilmembers Tony Cardenas, front, with Ed Reyes, far rear, enjoyed a day on the river last summer. (Jim Burns)

“Any press is good press,” so the adage goes, and a new post about the L.A. River from Wired Mag’s bloggerie certainly confirms it. And it’s good to see activist kayaker George Wolfe and the film about his historic river run, Rock the Boat, get a nod.

But the piece skates over the most recent volatile event, which is the pilot river project, slated to begin Memorial Day. This project would allow citizen  kayaking on a portion of the river, as well as other recreational uses, including fishing, below the Glendale Narrows.  Last I heard objections from the Dept. of Fish and Wildlife may scuttle the project late in the game,which was approved by the Los Angeles City Council in March. A meeting is planned with the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority’s Division of Natural Resources and Planning to find a resolution. The MRCA is slated to oversee the project, which would last until Labor Day. Developing.

See you on the river, Jim Burns

 

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