The Council for Watershed Health’s LA River Restoration Symposium on March 8 focused public attention on efforts to green the LA River and promote healthy watershed management in the region.
The SLRC, thanks to the hard work our group put into developing our presentation, made a good impression on the attendees and demonstrated how the Reservoir, like the River itself, could be an integral component of long-term watershed management — stormwater retention, flood control and recycling — in Los Angeles, in addition to providing much-needed public open space and preserving urban wildlife habitat.
In the top photo, SLRC Board members pose with our display panels on the future of the Silver Lake Reservoirs at the Symposium; from left: SLRC President Craig Collins, with Leslie Edmonds, Dave Keitel, and Maryann Kuk. The bottom photo shows how our presentation engaged and educated symposium attendees.
Words of wisdom from Craig Collins on the Echo Park-Silver Lake Patch site:
So says the “Eastsider:”
A white pelican sails on Silver Lake. These are not the same pelicans we have along the coast; they breed on inland lakes and winter in southern areas. Another bit of the wildlife diversity we enjoy at the Reservoir—we’ve had many migrating waterfowl species that just plain like to hang out at Silver Lake Reservoir!