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Understanding the social ecology and connectivity of our cities and its watershed, organizations such as Heal the Bay, the Watershed Council, and the Santa Monica Mountain Conservancy (to name a few) have begun aggressively in their campaigns to restore the creek. Education reform being the most pressing issue during the civil-rights movement of the 21st Century, over the last decade health care and access to green space have become central topics of the debate around the revitalization of inner cities such as Compton. Today, watershed efforts are beginning to take off (and pay off) in small and big ways, ranging from community gardens and recycling programs to multimillion dollar urban revitalization plans.

Hydraulics and mechanics of the creek contribute to the concerns around flooding.
Alex Kenefick - Challenges for Revitalization

Challenges for Revitalization
Hydraulics and mechanics of the creek contribute to the concerns around flooding.

Hydraulics and materials contribute to some reasons that flow around future uses of the creek.
Alex Kenefick - Possible Revitalization Solutions

Possible Revitalization Solutions
Hydraulics and materials contribute to some reasons that flow around future uses of the creek.

Compton Creek and Lower Los Angeles River Watershed Program Manager, Alex Kenefick on the Clean Water Act.
Alex Kenefick - Clean Water Act

Clean Water Act
"I think everybody is behind the river..."

Location dynamics are such that both help and hurt the make-up of Compton Creek.
James Alamillo - Runoff

Runoff
Location dynamics are such that both help and hurt the make-up of Compton Creek.

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Boyle Heights Street Vending. Credits: Feng Yuan

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