LA River Jeopardy Fundraiser

Melanie Under 5 Freeway

Sneak peeks, prizes, and a stellar panel will bring you up to date on the status of the LA River and what the future holds. Don't miss out on a great opportunity to meet some of the most visionary leaders in our community:

Andy "restore the watershed" Lipkis – Andy founded TreePeople at age 18 in 1973, and serves as its President today. TreePeople’s work in LA provides a model for environmental, economic, and social sustainability in cities everywhere.

Omar "bring back the glory" Brownson – Omar recently joined the LA River Revitalization Corporation as its first Executive Director. His career has been dedicated to improving urban communities, spanning institutional investment, community development, and public policy.

Carol "let's fulfill the vision" Armstrong – Carol is co-director of the City of LA's LA River Project Office, which was established when the City adopted the long-range LA River Revitalization Master Plan in 2007. She is tasked with implementing the plan's recommendations, including more than 240 potential projects, 3-tiered governance structure, and federal partnership activities related to the City's sponsorship of the US Army Corps of Engineers LA River Ecosystem Restoration Feasibility Study.

George "the river belongs to everybody" Wolfe – George led a flotilla of maverick boaters down the entire LA River in 2008, which proved pivotal to winning historic water quality and watershed protections for the river in 2010. He has been running unofficial trips since 2006 and plans to run officially permitted excursions for the general public via his green business-in-development, L.A. River Expeditions, starting in 2011. He is the recipient of the 2010 'Green Paddle' award (American Canoe Association) and the 2010 'River Warrior' award (Resources Renewal Institute).

Complementary hors d'oeuvres and wine served at the event.

RSVP: click here to reserve your seat. Minimum suggested donation: $50/person. All contributions are tax-deductible through our 501(c)3 sponsor, From the Heart Productions.

When an unassuming boater insists on seeing the embattled LA River as a river again, a local controversy takes on national dimensions, and the once-derided eyesore turns into a source of hope for the City of Dreams. With breathtaking images of the river, insightful interviews and a soft spot for humor, Rock the Boat is an adventure film about LA's complex relationship to water, and a bright alternative in an era of doomsday documentaries.

Questions:, 310-383-8763

Rock the Boat is a co-production of Magic Pebble Media and WSR Creative.
Producers: Heather Louise Parker, Thea Mercouffer, Michael Kuehnert, Randi Johnson
Co-Producer: California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) a film by Thea Mercouffer

Event Time: 
04/09/2011 - 5:00pm