LOS ANGELES, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Friends of the Los Angeles River and the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation are hosting A Night at the LA River at the Frog Spot, FoLAR’s riverside visitor center on Saturday September 10, 2016, 5 – 8 PM. The evening will feature the release of the Luskin Center’s LA River Greenway Guide, a panel discussion – The LA River Greenway Through Public-Private Partnership­, followed by live music from Martin Booe and Kate Brady.

Friends of LA River
“We want to create an event where community members can connect with LA River Leaders in a fun and intimate way” said FoLAR Senior Policy Director Marissa Christiansen. “We’re combining concrete policy talk with River recreation to get more people involved.”

The panel discussion – The LA River Greenway Through Public-Private Partnership­ – will feature Michael Affeldt, Deputy Director, LA Riverworks, Office of Mayor Garcetti; Kelsey Jessup, Project Manager, UCLA Luskin Center; Mark Kenyon, Executive Director, North East Trees; Tori Kjer, Los Angeles Program Director, The Trust for Public Land; and will be moderated by FoLAR’s Community Program Manager Stephen Mejia.

Following the panel discussion Martin Booe and Kate Brady will take the stage to deliver another amazing night of live music on the LA River. The

The event is free and open to all, guests are asked to RSVP online at

Friends of the Los Angeles River (FoLAR):
FoLAR is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1986, whose mission is to protect and restore the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River and its riparian habitat through inclusive planning, education and wise stewardship.

Effective advocacy, education, collaboration and imagination can accomplish great things. FoLAR knows first-hand that urban restoration requires creativity, technical knowledge and tenacity. FoLAR’s goals, while vast and visionary, are also undeniably attainable.

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