Learn More about Los Angeles River Revitalization and Share Your Views LOS ANGELES (March 12, 2019) – The Upper Los Angeles River & Tributaries Revitalization Plan will kick off informational community meetings and provide an opportunity to provide feedback toward reimagining your river, creeks, and streams. We will begin a series of four meetings throughout the upper LA River watershed starting: March 13, 2019, 6-8 PM Location: Discovery Cube 11800 Foothill Blvd Sylmar, CA 91342 Established by State legislation in 2017, the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Revitalization Plan was developed to ensure that communities most impacted by the River are engaged and help inform the Revitalization Plan. The goals for this process include: prioritizing engagement of disadvantaged communities while addressing the unique and diverse needs of the Upper Los Angeles River and its tributaries and creating opportunities that help communities realize the value of the River and its connected tributaries. Attend one of four meetings to be part of an exciting and engaging opportunity to plan for the future of your community! Family friendly activities and venues, entry is free and all are welcome to attend. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Additional meetings will be held: March 20, 2019, 6:30-8:30 PM Location: Los Angeles Zoo Witherbee Auditorium 5333 Zoo Drive Los Angeles, CA 90027 April 4, 2019, 6-8 PM Location: Kidspace Children’s Museum, 480 N Arroyo Blvd Pasadena, CA 91103 April 9, 2019, 6-8 PM Location: Rose Goldwater Community Center 21710 Vanowen Street Canoga Park, CA 91303 For more information and to RSVP visit: https://www.upperlariver.org/ Chapter 341 of the Statues of 2017, also known as Assembly Bill 466, established, within the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy, the Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Working Group which is charged with developing a revitalization plan for the Upper Los Angeles River, the tributaries of the Pacoima Wash, Tujunga Wash, and Verdugo Wash and any additional tributary waterway that the Working Group determines necessary. In accordance with AB 466, Working Group members shall prioritize planning efforts that represent disadvantaged communities, while developing a revitalization plan that addresses the unique and diverse needs of these waterways and the communities through which they pass, including a master planning process with community engagement and outreach to disadvantaged communities, identified pursuant to Section 39711 of the Health and Safety Code. The Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy is a State Agency that was established by the Legislature in 1980. Since that time, it has helped preserve more than 75,000 acres of parkland in both wilderness and urban settings. The Conservancy’s mission is to strategically buy back, preserve, protect, restore, and enhance treasured pieces of Southern California to form an interlinking system of urban, rural, and river parks, open space, trails, and wildlife habitat that are easily accessible to the general public.