The Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy continues to engage the community with informative sessions about Silver Lake 2020, a vision for the Reservoirs’ future. On Wednesday, March 12, we presented before the Silver Lake Neighborhood Council’s Urban Design & Preservation Committee — that’s board president Craig Collins and board member Rachel Klein in the top photo. You can see in the bottom photo that a standing-room-only crowd listened intently to our presentation.
We also presented before the full SLNC Governing Board on March 5, and to the Silver Lake Improvement Association on February 24. We’ve been busy telling the story! On Sunday March 16, we held our third pop-up information session at the Silver Lake Meadow. The Meadow is becoming a more vital community space, as our session was also joined by the Swim Silver Lake group, and candidates for the April 12 Silver Lake Neighborhood Council election.
Sunday, April 27 marks the Fourth Annual Running of the Bulls of Silver Lake. It’s Earth Day Week 2014, too. The event begins across from the Silver Lake Meadow in the forecourt of the Neutra VDL House. The race – a run, walk and bike ride — is held to raise tax-deductible donations for the house’s preservation, along with other modern icons in Los Angeles. Check the Neutra Institute website, http://www.neutra.org/runwalk.html, for more information, or contact Dion@Neutra.org or firstname.lastname@example.org. The day’s events begin early in the morning, and include afternoon tours of the house and an evening reception.
This is Silver Lake Reservoir under construction in 1907, from a nice historical tidbit on Los Angeles Magazine‘s website by historian Nathan Masters, entitled “City Dig: How Ivanhoe Canyon Became Silver Lake.” Here’s a link to the story:
The Silver Lake Improvement Association and the Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy are proud to present a Community Meeting on the future of the Silver Lake Reservoirs:
Monday, February 24, 2014, 7:00 PM
Holy Virgin Mary Orthodox Cathedral
650 Micheltorena Street
Join us for an evening about the exciting future that’s ahead for Silver Lake. Soon the Reservoirs will no longer be part of the LA DWP water system and will begin a new life in our community. Find out about the ways the Reservoirs can help solve our region’s critical water challenges, by connecting to surprising new sources of water and to the Los Angeles River.
Learn how we can we create new public space, enhanced wildlife habitat and other benefits for the community. Share your ideas for how we can reimagine this crown jewel of the Los Angeles water system!
For over twenty five years, the Conservancy has worked to protect and enhance Silver Lake Reservoirs, and we will share our work on how we can create a new purpose for the Reservoirs that will serve the Silver Lake community and the needs of the region.
This event is sponsored by the Silver Lake Improvement Association.