Beloved Blue Herons Return to Silver Lake
Updated: Apr 15, 2021
Spring is here and Silver Lake’s iconic Blue Herons are nesting again in their favorite
Silver Lake tree, not worried by thoughts of COVID restrictions or openings. For decades,
the majestic birds built nests within the reservoir complex. However, after a large-scale
construction project required the draining of both Silver Lake Reservoirs for over two
years, they relocated to quieter digs on private property just outside the Ivanhoe
Reservoir. Their new home is relatively peaceful and since 2018, they have successfully
hatched and raised chicks. But their urban sanctuary must be protected and Silver Lake
Together has alerted LADWP and Street Services that it is heron nesting season. This
means there should be no adjacent projects or noise.
Please do your part and protect our precious herons. If you hear or see activities that
interfere with their peace, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will notify the
and we will notify the appropriate city agency.