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Friends of the Los Angeles River records, 1987-2013
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Description
The Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) is a non-profit, urban environmental organization, founded in 1986 and focused on saving, restoring, and reviving the Los Angeles River. FoLAR--with a board of directors, a technical advisory board, and a program that encompasses education, community organization, and political action--has advocated for an integrated 52-mile greenway and has stressed the need to address the 30 different governmental agencies that has each had some jurisdiction over the river. FoLAR records include documentation of activities that focus on protecting and restoring the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education, and wise stewardship. Included in the collection are correspondence, administrative records, research materials, photographs, maps, files relating to the various activities of the organization, including publications, advocacy and fundraising events, political and legal action, and publicity.
Background
The Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR) is a non-profit, urban environmental organization, founded in 1986, that is focused on saving, restoring, and reviving the Los Angeles River. The Los Angeles River is 52 miles long, extending from Canoga Park in the northwest section of the San Fernando Valley to San Pedro Bay, the site of the Port of Long Beach and the adjoining Port of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles River drains most of the Santa Susanna, Santa Monica, and San Gabriel Mountains. FoLAR--with a board of directors, a technical advisory board, and a program that encompasses education, community organization, and political action--has advocated for an integrated 52-mile greenway and has stressed the need to address the 30 different governmental agencies that has each had some jurisdiction over the river.
Extent
68.0 linear ft. (145 boxes, 1 record carton, 2 shoeboxes, 8 flat boxes, 1 map folder)
Restrictions
Copyright to portions of this collection has been assigned to the UCLA Library Special Collections. The library can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA Library Special Collections Librarian Special Collections. Credit shall be given as follows: © The Regents of the University of California on behalf of the UCLA Library Special Collections.
Availability
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