Friends of the Los Angeles River

FoLAR strives for a swimmable, fishable, boatable, bikeable LA River through advocacy, education and wise stewardship.


2 Submitted Ideas

  • LIVE ·2022 Grants Challenge

    Healthy Soil for Community and Climate

    FoLAR will collaborate with The Dirty Lab in the Department of Environmental Sciences at the UCR to continue a two-year phytoremediation pilot program that is already underway along the LA River, while also engaging youth and the community in science and the civic process. The pilot program will determine plant-based (phyto) and fungus-based (myco) solutions to removing pollutants (remediation) on the contaminated Taylor Yard G2 parcel – leading to the restoration of a multi-beneficial ecosystem and the future development of a public park.

  • CONNECT ·2014 Grants Challenge

    Connecting LA to its River

    FoLAR connects people to the River through the Great LA River CleanUp and further engages the public to create a constituency for change.