The Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy was established in 1988 (as the Committee to Save Silver Lake’s Reservoirs) in response to the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power’s proposed water quality projects at the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex.
SLRC joined with the Silver Lake Residents Association (SLRA) and 10 other reservoir communities to create the Coalition to Preserve Open Reservoirs (CPOR).
CPOR continues to participate in a formal mediation process with the LADWP to meet the more stringent State and Federal water quality goals while maintaining or improving the quality of life in reservoir communities.
The Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy (SLRC) is an all-volunteer, non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving and enhancing the historical, aesthetic, ecological and recreational benefits of Silver Lake’s open waters and surrounding open space. SLRC works to reflect community preferences regarding the property and advocates accordingly. While the reservoirs are part of the city water supply system, the SLRC will provide education about water quality, projects, and their impacts on the community. SLRC’s vision is to facilitate the transition of decommissioned reservoir property and to explore new opportunities regarding open space, education, recreation, watershed, wildlife, native plants, natural habitats and land use once the reservoirs go off line.
Silver Lake Master Plan
A major milestone of the mediation process was the completion of the Silver Lake Master Plan, issued in November 1, 2000. The Master Plan, funded by LADWP, was the end result of multiple community workshops presented by landscape architects Mia Leher & Associates, LADWP, SLRC, and SLRA. It continues to serve as a long-range planning tool for improvements to the Reservoir Complex, including water quality, landscaping, recreation, pedestrian and traffic safety, as well as funding and implementation.
To get involved, contact SLRC for more information.
SLRC is a 501(c)(3) organization.