It is time to reclaim the LA River bank that runs through Studio City from Laurel Canyon Blvd. to Whitsett Avenue. The Studio City Residents Association (SCRA) is collaborating with The River Project along with all other major Studio City community organizations to pursue a grant from the Goldhirsh Foundation’s MyLA2050 Grants Challenge to help us do just that! Our “Green the L.A. River” application recognizes that the LA River can be beautiful only with community support. If we are fortunate enough to receive this grant, we will restore the River Greenway’s vibrancy in Studio City, re-establish bike and pedestrian access and improve public health and safety. Importantly, this work will also help solve the increasing challenges of the homeless in this area. In fact, one of our partners in this project is the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s Board of Commissioners.
BUT, we need your help immediately if we are going to succeed!
Five of the 10 winners of the MyLA2050 Grants Challenge (one from each of five categories) are determined in part by public voting. The judges select from the applications that receive the most online votes in their respective category to be the winner. Our application is in the “LIVE” category.
We have only a one-week window to amass thousands of votes. Each person can vote only once in each category. Voting starts on October 18, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. and ends on October 25, 2016, at 5:00 p.m.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
1. Please be sure to “LIKE” the SCRA Facebook page (@StudioCityResidentsAssociation) and follow us on Twitter (@studiocityra). Please share our posts and retweet our tweets about the challenge. We will be posting about this effort frequently.
2. Please encourage everyone who follows your organization on all of your social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to visit this link starting on October 18, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. to vote: http://bit.ly/2e6MLgb To make this as easy as possible, here are suggested Facebook posts and tweets that you can cut-and-paste right into your organization’s Facebook page and on Twitter.
Help us clean up the bank of the LA River in Studio City and address the homeless challenge. Vote for “Green Our L.A. River” in the MyLA2050 Grants Challenge and help the Studio City community win the funds that are critical to make this happen. VOTE HERE NOW: http://bit.ly/2e6MLgb We have only one week to get all votes in (from October 18-25)! You can vote only once in each of five categories. Our application is in the “Live” category. Please share this on your Facebook page and encourage all of your friends and family to vote, too!
Clean up the bank of the LA River in Studio City and tackle the homeless problem with one keystroke! VOTE to Green Our LA River http://bit.ly/2e6MLgb and help our community win the funds needed to make this happen. We have only one week – from October 18-25 – to make this happen. VOTE NOW and please share with your friends and family. Together we can make a difference! #myLA2050 #lariver #larivergreenway
Create a beautiful river bank in #StudioCity. Vote NOW to green the LA River at http://bit.ly/2e6MLgb #myLA2050 #lariver #larivergreenway
Your vote does count! Vote TODAY to green the LA River bank in Studio City at http://bit.ly/2e6MLgb
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Here is more information about the project:
The Studio City River Greenway, planted in 2004, was the City’s first native landscape project on the LA River. Given a range of unforeseen issues, the project has suffered over 12 years from overwatering and neglect. Today, it is overrun with exotic and invasive plant species, and as key community and business access points were never realized, it receives less use than envisioned. The lack of stewardship and traffic has negatively impacted the community’s sense of safety at the site and an increasing homeless challenge. The “Green Our LA River” project will revitalize and create connections to Studio City’s neglected LA River Greenway, helping the River become a vital part of Los Angeles. Local experts will provide best practices training to City park maintenance staff and the community for native plant care and invasive plant removal. We will engage civic organizations to develop a plan that connects local businesses to the revitalized Greenway, enhances bike and pedestrian access, inspires stewardship and improves public health and safety. More information at http://bit.ly/2e6MLgb
• The River Project
• Studio City Residents Association
• Studio City Business Improvement District
• Studio City Farmers Market
• Studio City Chamber of Commerce
• Studio City Beautification Association
• Save LA River Open Space
• City of LA Department of Recreation and Parks
• Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority’s Board of Commissioners (LAHSA)
We are counting on and appreciate your support.
Don’t forget to vote!