Long Beach DeForest Wetlands
The public is invited to join Mayor Robert Garcia, Councilmembers Al Austin II and Rex Richardson, and the Departments of Parks, Recreation and Marine, and Public Works at a groundbreaking ceremony for the DeForest Park Wetlands Restoration Project on Tuesday, December 1 at 10:00 am at the south end of DeForest Park, 6255 DeForest Avenue.
The City of Long Beach has entered into a Use Agreement with the Los Angeles County Flood Control District for a term of 40 years.
“This is a great way for Los Angeles County and the City of Long Beach to work together to create new recreational activities in the community,” said Supervisor Knabe.
The DeForest Wetlands Restoration secured the last piece of funding needed to complete the project when the Board of the San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) authorized a $1 million grant last month.
The City of Long Beach will receive a 2010 River Parkways Grant worth $2.5 million for the DeForest Wetlands Restoration project, the State of California Resources Agency announced today.
“I am pleased that the California Resources Agency has awarded $2.5 million in funding to the City of Long Beach for the restoration of the DeForest Wetlands project along the lower Los Angeles River,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe.