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Valleyheart Riverwalk Project Kicks Up in June

The money for the project was approved after five years.

Rick Rabins said that in mid-June the Valleyheart Riverwalk Greenway Project that he had been working on since 2008 will finally get started.

“The funding has been approved, and it will begin,” said Rabins, who started the all-volunteer a group that cleans the Los Angeles River and educates people about the environment.

The volunteers came up with the plan five years ago and the project was adopted by the county. Funding came through the California River Parkways, Prop 84 Grant program. Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky was instrumental in the plan, Rabins said.

The walking and biking path is planned for the north side of the river between Coldwater Canyon and Fulton running behind Ventura Boulevard.

The Village Gardeners picks up and cleans up where there are no city services.

“There will be a ramp on both sides and it will be a multi-use trail,” Rabins said.

The long-planned bike trail is supposed to be along the south side of the river, but bicycles will also be allowed to go on the new access way, too.

Click here to see details of the plan.

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