LOS ANGELES -Construction is set to begin on a $3.5 million plan to convert a half-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River into a lush, drought-tolerant pedestrian greenway. Once completed, the County will have planted 98 new trees and more than 6,000 shrubs along the river.
The Los Angeles River North Valleyheart Riverwalk Project will open an area of riverbank that was previously closed to public access and connect it with existing pedestrian walkways along North Valleyheart Ave in Studio City. Unique to this project is a partnership between the County and volunteers from The Village Gardeners of The Los Angeles River, who will maintain the site once it is completed. The Village Gardeners is an all-volunteer, non-profit dedicated to the beautification of the river between Coldwater Canyon Ave. and Fulton Ave.
WHAT: Groundbreaking for the LA River North Valleyheart Riverwalk Project
WHEN: Saturday, July 13, at 10 a.m.
WHERE: Coldwater Canyon Dr. and N. Valleyheart Ave. Studio City, 91604
WHO: LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky
Mark Pestrella, Assistant Director, LA County Public Works
Lisa Sarkin, Vice President, Studio City Neighborhood Council
Rick Rabins, President, The Village Gardeners of The Los Angeles River
VISUALS: LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, local officials and community members breaking ground with golden shovels at the construction site.
Kerjon Lee, Public Affairs Manager
LA County Public Works (626) 458-4348 or (626) 626-476-0533