Gallery: Nine Acre L.A. Parking Lot Transformed into Pollution-Reducing...

 

In the industrial neighborhood of South Los Angeles, a 9-acre cement covered lot, which was once an MTA bus depot, has been transformed into vital storm water cleaning wetlands. The South Los Angeles Wetland Park recently opened at the completion of a 3-year, $26 million project to reclaim the land as an artificial eco-system that not only naturally cleans polluted storm water before it runs into the Los Angeles River, but that also provides calming green space for local residents.

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  1. caeman February 24, 2012 at 10:22 am

    Maybe they should have went with cacti, instead, given the dry environment?

  2. Nord February 24, 2012 at 9:39 am

    Who are the landscape architects and/or what is the name of the landscape architecture firm responsible for this work? No mention of them in either the headline or the article. They deserve mention and credit for their design and environmental solutions.

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