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Special Project | 2016

Life in the L.A. River

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With the imminent revitalization of the L.A. River, the city’s landscape is about to transform. But how will the restoration project impact life in and around the river? In partnership with the UCLA La Kretz Center for California Conservation Science, the Natural History Museum brings to the stage a historian, ecologist, urban planner and community leader to talk about this often overlooked waterway from a biological perspective. What lived in and around the river historically, and what thrives there now? How do they expect it will change? What does success look like from an environmental perspective? From mudbugs to mallards, the L.A. River is host to some incredible biodiversity. Let’s examine it as we plan for the next phase of the river’s life.