President Barack Obama has designated the greening of the Los Angeles and San Gabriel Rivers as one of the top 101 priorities across the nation for his America’s Great Outdoors initiative, out of only two per state. The Department of Interior has also named the L.A. River one of seven urban waters priorities across the nation.
The New York Times cites revitalization of the Los Angeles River as a best practice example for “more sustainable, livable and socially just cities.”
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