Ellen Mackey: Senior Ecologist | KCET
Ellen Mackey: Senior Ecologist
Ellen Mackey is Senior Ecologist with the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, where she has been cataloguing and mapping Los Angeles's native plant population. We spent an afternoon with Dr. Mackey at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains and the Tujunga Wash (one of the many tributaries to the river) and spoke with her about the native plants that once existed in the Los Angeles River.
While describing the role and beauty of these different species, Mackey ran her hand through a stand of California sage. "This is what the official scent of California should be," she said.
The Tujunga Wash
A brief history of the river's ecology and ecosystem.
Plastics, oils and bottles contribute to the current pollution of the river.
After the screening, KCET Cinema Series host Pete Hammond conversed with director Fernando Ferreira Meirelles (City of Gold), and writer Anthony McCarten.
All around the United States is a 100-mile border zone where one can be searched and one's things seized. Policies way beyond what the constitution allows is regularly implemented. Artists drew on select sites. Here's what they realized.
Created by policymakers in the 1940s, the border zone extends 100 miles inland from the nation’s land and sea boundaries and houses nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population. It's also where the 4th amendment rights of the people have been subverted.
We have forgotten how to be medicine to the land, and to ourselves. The members of Syuxtun Collective are revisiting lost indigenous wisdom of learning and listening, of harvesting and preparing plant medicine in participation with nature.
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