Restoring a Magnificent Arboretum Gem

A PRIMER ON THE STATE OF BALDWIN LAKE

KPCC Off-Ramp report

Margaux Viera remembers Baldwin Lake when it was lush and full of water. It was not all that long ago, says the great, great, great granddaughter of E.J. “Lucky” Baldwin. She is part of our effort to restore its scenic beauty and ecological health, as well as preserve and protect its rich history. John Rabe of KPCC’s Off-Ramp describes the challenges and solutions to restoring our precious resource.  

Restoring the Lake video

Baldwin Lake has managed to survive the rapid development of the San Gabriel Valley. Still, accumulated sediments and collapsing shorelines have dramatically reduced water depth, severely affecting the aquatic ecosystem and species diversity. See this video for a comprehensive overview of the Lake’s past and future, and also information in the recently-completed sediment study.

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