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Corps and County to Celebrate Completion of Tujunga Wash Eco-Restoration Project

Published Aug. 10, 2012

LOS ANGELES--Construction is complete on a $7.1 million project designed to bring a naturalized stream and 10-acres of riparian habitat to a blighted area of the Tujunga Wash. The Tujunga Wash Ecosystem Restoration Project spans the length of flood control channel between Vanowen St. and Sherman Way in the San Fernando Valley. This joint project between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and LA County Flood Control District provides valuable open space and a sustainable stream eco-system to the park-poor community of Valley Glen. It also extends the one-mile section of flood control right-of-way that was restored by the Flood Control District in 2007.

WHAT:        Dedication of the Tujunga Wash Ecosystem Restoration Project

WHEN:       Wednesday, August 15, at 10 a.m.

WHERE:     Vanowen St. and Fulton Ave., Valley Glen, 91605

WHO:          LA County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky

                    Col. Mark Toy, District Commander, 
                    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District

                    Gail Farber, Director, LA County Public Works

                     VISUALS:       County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Col. Mark Toy and local officials will open the new facility to the public with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Jay Field

Release no. 12-011