New Creeks to Coast Project Takes Off!
LAW's newest project, Creeks to Coast, integrates our inland and coastal water monitoringwork with the help of dedicated student volunteers. Creeks to Coast empowers Angelenos to steward our shared environment by providing tools, trainings, and hands-on opportunities for community members to experience our interconnected and highly-impacted waterways, and take related civic actions to improve their health.
Creeks to Coast students participate in both our River Assessment Fieldwork Team (RAFT) and our Marine Protected Area (MPA) Watch boat-based survey program, which includes fieldwork at different locations along the LA River, Ballona Creek, and on the Santa Monica Bay. So far, students from both Aspire Public School and Los Angeles Academy of Arts and Enterprise have participated in trainings and fieldwork, thus developing data collection skills regarding basic water chemistry measurements, trash assessments, plankton pulls, ecosystem health assessments, and fishing and boating activity observations. We look forward to helping students activate their collected data as part of their classroom and civic action projects!