City receives federal funds for L.A. River restoration
Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti applauded $28 million in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for the L.A. River Ecosystem Restoration project. The funding will enable habitat restoration near the Arroyo Seco confluence and the Taylor Yard site.
“The L.A. River is one of Los Angeles’ crown jewels – a foundational piece of our city’s story. Now, it’s on us to make it shine for ourselves and future generations,” Garcetti said. “This $28 million investment by our federal partners – their largest to date in the river – caps off nearly a decade of progress and investment in our bold vision of the L.A. River’s future. I am deeply grateful to our Los Angeles Congressional delegation, as well as the Biden administration, for this funding, and I look forward to seeing the transformation continue as a lifelong Angeleno.”
The L.A. River Ecosystem Restoration project will restore 11 miles of the L.A. River from Griffith Park to downtown Los Angeles. It will restore hundreds of acres for multiple plant and animal species and provide access to natural areas and trails for historically disadvantaged communities. The city estimates the plan will generate 14,200 construction jobs and 2,670 permanent jobs.