We love the new benches in the Meadow, and so does everyone else, based on how popular they seem! We provided this bench, and we’re proud to let people know that the Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy worked for two and a half years to help make this great project happen. Soon, we will offer opportunities for our neighbors and supporters to help bring more benches and other amenities to the Meadow and Silver Lake Reservoir.
The Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy was on hand at the October 23, 2013 dedication of the renovated Mulholland Fountain (at the corner of Riverside and Los Feliz), as part of the LA Aqueduct Centennial celebration. From left, SLRC VP Dave Keitel, Secretary Leslie Edmonds, and President Craig Collins, with William Mulholland’s great-granddaughter Christine Mulholland. That’s a section of the original aqueduct they are standing in front of! SLRC continues its work to tell the story of water in Los Angeles — look for some exciting developments in the near future!
Interesting commentary on Zocalo’s website about how Los Angeles could become water independent with more recycling and capturing of storm water. Silver Lake Reservoir, although not specifically mentioned in this piece, could provide a large long-term storage facility for recycled and/or storm water. This is the kind of solution the Conservancy is looking for as part of a feasibility study on the future of the Reservoir:
They’ve been there for a week, but now the five Meadow benches have been officially unveiled and introduced to the public at a dedication ceremony on September 7th.The Silver Lake Reservoirs Conservancy was the prime mover behind the bench and bike rack installation on the Meadow, with strong support from the City of Los Angeles and actual installation funded and performed by the Department of Recreation and Parks. Here’s SLRC’s president Craig Collins at the dedication ceremony, with newly elected LA Councilman Mitch O’Farrell on the left.What’s a dedication of a new public amenity without a couple of politicians, a few community leaders and a fancy scroll from the City of Los Angeles? Pictured left to right: LA Councilman Tom LaBonge, SLRC president Craig Collins, LA Councilman Mitch O’Farrell, SLRC board members Dave Keitel, Maryann Kuk and Guy Vidal.
Here’s the Eastsider’s coverage of the bench installation and dedication: