Attend the Council for Watershed Health event, November 7th and learn about the Ecology of the LA River. Building off the success of the State of the Los Angles River Watershed Conference in 2013, this conference will focus on the biological resources within the Los Angeles River watershed. The discussion will explore the river’s verdant past, the importance of ecosystems in a healthy watershed, and efforts to revitalize parts of the river for linear parks and wildlife habitat.
The Los Angeles River Watershed includes 1,400 miles of streams, a population of more than 4.5 million people and countless plants and animals. To protect life and property following floods in 1938-9, much of the system became channelized and riparian systems were lost. Fast forward to present: a resurgence of interest from local non-profits and public agencies created a swell of political support and change along the river.
A rapidly changing river system makes a perfect outdoor lab for researchers in urban ecology.
Further the conversation on the interaction between all living things in the complex system of the Los Angeles River Watershed. Sign up for the event here.