Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Around The Lake - This Week's Latest

More news on what's happening at the Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation and around Echo Park

Echo Park: Greatest Neighborhood in Los Angeles, Which Has 87 of Them

 Echo Park is, depending on your point of view: the poor man's Silver Lake, the rich man's Highland Park, the Williamsburg of the West Coast, a 40,455-person working-class burg full of diversity and a wee bit of gang violence. Or, it's that strange little neighborhood you drive through getting to Dodger Stadium. Continue reading on the LAWeekly site:


From TheEastiderLA

Unbeknownst to anyone, they have chopped down 2 large Ficus Trees alongside the Walgreen's. These were at a bust stop and provided shade for bus riders, now there is none.
 On the left, what
it looked like,
and below, without the trees.

Full article at TheEastsiderLA.com:
Echo Park’s ficus forest gets a bit smalle

Black netting has been draped over the wetlands being incorporated into the lake to stop the birds from eating the plants before they grow. 
Botanical Banquet: Birds develop a taste for Echo Park Lake wetlands

The Lotus are returning to Echo Park Lake: http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2013/02/the-lotus-return-to-echo-park-lake/

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