27 Feb '12, 1pm

New wetlands park made possible by environmental justice lawsuit

New wetlands park made possible by environmental justice lawsuit

A densely packed, distressed neighborhood in South Los Angeles has a new, nine-acre park that will include a 4.5-acre wetland, filtering stormwater while bringing much-needed green space into a community historically plagued by nearby industrial facilities. Even better, the park replaces a former brownfield, a paved bus and rail storage yard long maintained by the Metropolitan Transit agency. The park will include native trees and plant gardens, walking trails and ponds. The grand opening was held earlier this month. The $26 million project was funded in part through a 2004 settlement agreement reached in a lawsuit brought by the US Department of Justice (where yours truly worked back in the day), the state of California, and the Santa Monica Baykeeper against the city of Los Angeles under the federal Clean Water Act to force cleanup of the city’s sewer system. A number of...

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