Echo Park Lake Clean Up Hits the Airwaves

The City’s effort to clean up Echo Park Lake was covered by a local National Public Radio affiliate earlier this month. The City of Los Angeles is in the planning stages of rehabilitating the lake to address the trash and pollutants that have impaired this
water body. The lake, well-loved by the community, was last drained
and cleaned shortly before the 1984 Summer Olympics.

Currently stormwater drains directly into the lake, which eventually leads to the Los Angeles River. So a cleaner lake means a cleaner river, and ultimately a cleaner ocean. Public comments on how the City should best utilize Prop O funds to remediate the lake is fast approaching, so check out how you can chime in.

To listen to the segment online, please visit Southern California Public Radio’s home on the web. Also check out the great video clip below that depicts the historic Echo Park Lake throughout the years.


*Photo courtesy of LapPhoto1

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