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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Fall 2013 to Summer 2014 L.A. Parks News Blast, #2


Rare Earth News publisher falls asleep in front of TV, His readers miss news about all these big deals....

Dear Readers,
From October of 2013 until July 2014 I was swamped with work and could not churn out my supply of good hiking news for you. I'm back and here's all the news that piled up in my in-box, cut down to the basics with e-links so you can find out more info. If your email box fills up with all this, I apologize. From mine to yours.
....enjoy...Rex

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Taken from the agendas of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for October 2013 to August 2014

L.A. RIVER:

11 MILE RESTORATION PROJECT:

comment letter to United States Army Corps of Engineers regarding the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study along 11 miles of the Los Angeles River, in the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Los Angeles. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 11/4/2013; [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 11/6/2013

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TAYLOR YARD:

comment letter to the Department of Toxic Substances Control on the Draft Remedial Action Plan for the Taylor Yard (G2 site). [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 11/4/2013

comment letter to the City of Los Angeles on the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (mnd/is) for the Taylor Yard River Parcel G2 project, Los Angeles. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 8/25/2014

grant to the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation, a non-profit organization for Phase 2 of project planning and design for the Taylor Yard (G-2 site), Upper Los Angeles River Watershed. [Staff Report] [Resolution] SMMC 12/9/2013

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Presentation by Community Conservation Solutions on Green Solution Project: Upper Los Angeles River Watershed, Phase IV. [Staff Report] SMMC 3/24/2014
--grant of Proposition 84 funds to Community Conservation Solutions for the Green Solution Project: Upper Los Angeles River Watershed, Phase IV. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment 1] [Attachment 2] [Attachment 3] SMMC 3/24/2014

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comment letter to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board regarding a draft study of the Recreational Use Reassessment (recur) of the Engineered Channels of the Los Angeles River Watershed. [Comment Letter] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 2/24/2014

grant of Proposition 50 funds to the Nature Conservancy for the Los Angeles River Revitalization and Restoration Study. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 2/24/2014

grant of Proposition 50 funds to the Los Angeles River Revitalization Corporation, a non-profit organization, for project planning of the Los Angeles River Greenway, Los Angeles County. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] SMMC 4/28/2014

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EAST L.A. HILLS:

adopting Elephant Hill, Monterey Hills, South Pasadena Baseline Wildlife Corridor Map. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] SMMC 1/27/2014

BOYLE HEIGHTS: grant of Proposition 84 funds to the Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust, a non-profit organization, for project planning and design of Blueberry Hill, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] [Map] SMMC 4/28/2014

MONTECITO HEIGHTS: assignment of right to apply for Specified Excess Funds to Northeast Trees for the acquisition of 36 acre Mount Olympus/Flattop property, City of Los Angeles. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 8/6/2014

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BALLONA CREEK AND WETLANDS AREA:

MILTON STREET GREENWAY:
approving the plans and specifications for the Milton Street Park and Green Street project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 3/13/2014

adopting findings that the Milton Street Park and Green Street construction project is substantially complex and to increase the retention amount from 5% to 10%. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 3/13/2014

acceptance of 1.2 acres (APNs: 4221-024-907, 4221-024-908, 4221-024-909, 4221-024-910) from the Baldwin Hills Regional Conservation Authority. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Map] MRCA 7/2/2014

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augmentation of the contract with Los Angeles Conservation Corps (LACC) for design/build services for the Ballona Creek Trail and Bike Path Improvement Project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 12/4/2013

easement agreement with the Mar Vista Family Center for water line installation and maintenance for the Ballona Creek Trail and Bike Path Improvement Project. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 12/4/2013

accepting $15,000 from the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation for maintenance work at the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 8/6/2014

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DOWNTOWN L.A.:

1.3 acres--Vertical Park Project in Chinatown. [Staff Report] [Resolution] [Attachment] MRCA 4/2/2014

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SOUTH L.A.

Quitclaim of APN 8124-004-901 in Pico Rivera to the Watershed Conservation Authority. [Staff Report] [Resolution] MRCA 3/13/2014

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