SOME QUESTIONS FOR those responsible for this week's island clear-cutting in the LA River, right here in Atwater Village, arguably the greenest, friendliest portion of what is primarily a concrete storm drain.
How will LA River clear-cutting affect wildlife and wildlife migration?
How will clear-cutting impact the ecosystem with neighboring Griffith Park?
What will it do to the local microclimate? Will Atwater Village feel hotter when there's nothing to filter sunlight reflection off the concrete and water?
Why couldn't the same resources be spent on just cleaning up the trash?