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Corps considers seasonal LA River non-motorized boating program

Published May 14, 2012
LOS ANGELES - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District is considering issuing one or more licenses to governmental entities or qualified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations for access to and use of the Los Angeles River within Sepulveda Basin for guided non-motorized boating programs, to operate from early- to mid-June through Labor Day.

The Corps is accepting proposals from governmental entities and qualified non-profits through the Expressions of Interest notice available on its Website at:

All proposed actions and activities, along with reasonable alternatives and modifications will be evaluated under the National Environmental Policy Act through an Environmental Assessment.

The subject area is located at the Los Angeles River within the boundaries of the Sepulveda Flood Control Basin on the upper portion of the river in the San Fernando Valley from Balboa Boulevard Bridge to downstream of Burbank Boulevard.  The site is approximately 17 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, 43 miles from the mouth of the river and six miles above the confluence of Tujunga Wash and the river.

The public is invited to submit comments on potential environmental impacts that could result from implementation of the proposals and alternatives.

The public comment period for the proposal described above will extend from May 14 through May 25.  All comments must be received by 5 p.m., May 25.  Direct comments to Lisa Sandoval, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at or by mail at 915 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90017, Attn: Asset Management Division.  If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Lisa Sandoval, Realty Specialist, Asset Management Division, at (213) 452-3147.
Jennie Ayala

Release no. 12-006