While doing some research for work earlier tonight, I came across this KCET page with a bunch of short videos about the Southern California environment. I just watched one about plans to revitalize the L.A. River. The only section of the river I’ve ever seen in person (right) is ugly and cement, so it was neat to see footage from prettier places, and hear people talk about the river’s future. A quote from L.A. City Councilmember Ed Reyes:
We encased it in cement. We killed it. Now it’s
fighting for its own life. You can see here now the trees, the
shrubbery, the flora and fauna bursting through the cement. You
see ducks, you see egrets, you see natural wildlife. We’re not
going to beat nature. Nature is going to beat us.