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Restoration of the Tujunga Wash moves forward

Feb 9 2012 5:08PM

In recent years, projects to restore ecosystems throughout Southern California have been springing up, such as the soon-to-be-started work to recreate the habitat along the Tujunga Wash in Valley Glen which may also add value to real estate in Los Angeles county.

The Los Angeles Daily News reports that workers will begin tearing up the grounds on the north side of the Wash. The surrounding land to the south already has a lively ecosystem with green landscape and wildlife, says the paper.

According to the source, it will be around five months until the $3.4 million transformation if completed, which will include trees, trails, benches and picnic tables to compliment the man-made stream. The Tujunga Wash project and other restorations are reportedly intended to provide habitats for migrating wildlife while also improving the function of the wash.

"Hopefully it will mimic that downstream portion, Jay Field, a spokesman for the Los Angeles District of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and head of the project told The Daily News. "Mother Nature has a habit of doing that. Give her a little bit and she'll really blossom."

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