With "exceptional drought" declared in part of the state and the first ever zero allocation of water from the State Water Project, we want to remind Southern Califorians that there are many ways that all of us can help conserve this essential resource. It may be as small as fixing a leak or as large as installing a drought-tolerant garden.
More than 250 comments were submitted by individuals and organizations concerned about the sediment removal project for the Hahamongna/Devil's Gate Basin.
Now the LA County Flood Control District will review and respond to the comments before they prepare the final project description and Environmental Impact Report. That should take several months. The Flood Control District's goal is to begin excavation and trucking in the Fall of 2015, but their program must be approved by the County Board of Supervisors. That is where efforts to Save Hahamongna now should be addressed.
It was a fun and festive event last week at the Pasadena Humane as we celebrated the heroes of the Arroyo and the year's impressive accomplishments.
The Final Conceptual Design Report for the Arroyo Seco Canyon Project is now available for public review! Thanks to all those who participated in the workshops and sent in comments. ASF, the City of Pasadena, and Carollo Engineers worked hard to incorporate public input as much as possible. The result, we hope, is a project that will not only integrate water resources, habitat, and recreation but will also satisfy the needs and desires of the community.
While there is no formal public comment period for this stage in the design, please feel free to direct any questions, comments, or concerns to Jonathan Frame (email@example.com) and Gary Takara (firstname.lastname@example.org).
September 28, 2013 — Forty cyclists and runners participated in Arroyo Seco Via, which took participants down the Arroyo Seco. Along the way, runners and riders were taught about some of the historical and natural treasures that the Arroyo holds. The route used existing trails in the Arroyo to connect between Hahamongna Watershed Park and the Los Angeles River, and in the process highlighted the need for a dedicated Arroyo Seco bike trail spanning the urbanized length of the stream. The Arroyo Seco Foundation hopes to use the event to kickstart an alignment feasibility study of such a trail and gain support for better non-motorized transportation options in our region.
Here's a great way to get involved in the Arroyo Seco restoration. Join the Arroyo Seco Stream Team
CASO is a vital network for organizations working to improve the Arroyo Seco from the mountains to downtown LA. For more information: