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Silver Lake Wildlife Sanctuary Update

Updated: Oct 13, 2022

The Silver Lake Wildlife Sanctuary (SLWS) reports good news for wildlife and those dedicated to protecting wild creatures who live in Silver Lake and greater Los Angeles.

SLWS Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact

Report Originally slated to be issued in the summer, the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) on the Silver Lake Reservoir Complex Master Plan is delayed until early September. Once it’s released, the SLWS and community members have 45 days to send in public comments. Be prepared to look for the city’s responses to the SLWS’s comments and questions on the possible environmental impacts. Questions? Email the SLWS.


Many of you have contacted the SLWS seeking help for injured wildlife. Now a new organization, LA WILD, is looking to build a wildlife rehabilitation center in our area, similar to the California Wildlife Center in Malibu. Friends of Griffith Park threw them a get-to-know-you meeting and may be able to help with a location. Sign up for updates.

Wildlife District Ordinance

The Wildlife Pilot Study was begun by the L.A. City Planning Department in 2016 in response to a motion introduced by Councilmember Paul Koretz of Council District 5. With the support of local organizations including the SLWS, it has moved forward and become the Wildlife District Ordinance, with one of its major advocates being CLAW (Citizens for LA Wildlife). The ordinance has a good chance of being passed into law this year, with public comment being welcomed by the Planning Commission until August 22. Submit comments here.

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