The LA River was wild and unpredictable. Up until 1825, when there was a significant flood, the LA River ran into Ballona Creek and discharged into the Santa Monica Bay. The Ballona Wetlands are a complex ecosystem of freshwater marsh and riparian habitats, estuarine and brackish marshes, as well as dunes. The Ballona Wetlands have endured agriculture, oil, urban sprawl, and flood control. But, through it all, one can still experience the way the Los Angeles River may have looked over 100 years ago. The tour will meet along Jefferson at the Woodchip trail, just West of Lincoln.
When & Where
LA Commons builds community by validating the importance of local narratives, enhancing the sense of belonging felt by a broad range of stakeholders and encouraging stronger ties between the people and places of Los Angeles. Sunday, October 20, 2013, LA Commons will host the third annual Found LA: Festival of Neighborhoods. This year’s theme, “The River of Your Imagination” invites Angelinos to explore the range of ways they interact with the LA River.