Jenny Price

Jenny Price, the author of Flight Maps: Adventures with Nature in Modern America, is an environmental writer and L.A. river tour guide. Price believes that a lack of public consciousness is one of the most serious problems facing the river--without a community to back legislation and organizations, much of the hard work put into protecting the river is diminished. By leading tours down around the banks, Jenny hopes that getting people to realize the river is more than a water drain under the freeway will amplify the importance of the river to the city as a whole.

Above are three videos of writer and river tour guide Jenny Price, explaining the history of the river to Los Angeles, and how revitalization could be used to change the city's urban landscape.



Thirty-One Days of Extraordinary Women - A celebration of Women's History Month by highlighting women of Departures.
The Confluence
On the contradictions of LA's growth as a major metropolitan city
On Revitalization
Using the river's revitalization to change LA's urban infrastructure.
An Unmarked Landscape
Naming and remembering the river is as important as cleaning it.
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Are you going to be having any more tours, river or otherwise? If so, how will i find out?

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Yes, tours! March 12 & 27 are next-- but just check the Friends of the Los Angeles River site or the LA River Tours facebook page.