The Piggyback Yard Group joined a growing number of river-related organizations in hosting an informational table on Thursday, Feburary 23 at the livey Los Angeles River Update Meeting (RUM).
The RUM is a repeating public forum to discuss progress related to the Los Angeles River Revitalization Master Plan. Held this time at the LA River School – a pilot school of the Sonia Sotomayor Learning Academies – Dr Carol Armstrong from the Bureau of Engineering’s River Office emceed the evening, which prominently featured Councilmember Ed Reyes and Army Corps Planner Dr Josehpine Axt.
The focus was on projects and policies IN PROGRESS, those which we may all be able to experience in the near future. While these first efforts may be relatively modest in scale, the sheer number of them is exciting – from pocket parks to pedestrian bridges to educational events – and the energy was palpable.
A bonus of the PBy group was seeing the Piggyback Yard / Mission Rail Yard publically listed by the Army Corps as a study site for their LA River Ecosystem Restoration Study. The shortlist of study sites to pursue further is due out later this year, and it would be a windfall is Piggyback was one!