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Hope sinks for 2012 Lotus Festival, organizers cancel Echo Park event

lotus blossom flower echo park lake

Photo by waltarrrrr via Flickr Creative Commons

The lotus flowers of Echo Park before they all died in advance of the lake rehab project.

Echo Park Now reported in April, that Lotus Festival organizers were continuing with a 2012 installment of the annual event, despite the notable absence of Echo Park lake, and the lotus blossoms therein. Yesterday, EPN reported that the event had been called off.

Julie Wong, Director of Communications for Council District 13, confirmed the news. Wong told KPCC that organizers from Lotus Festival, Inc. contacted her office to say they would not be holding the event this July.

Echo Park lake continues to swim toward a spring 2013 grand re-opening after the $65 million draining, cleaning, and rehabilitation effort that includes development of a wetland around the island

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