I grew up a few blocks away from the Little Tujunga Wash and used to walk there nearly every summer day when I was nine, ten and eleven. Back then, the water was clean and supported every kind of life you could imagine: Fish, frogs & polliwogs, dragonflies, hummingbirds and imaginary fairies. My very favorites were the Horned Toad Lizards. Fat bodied and slow enough for me to catch. Sycamore, Willow, Alder and Cottonwood trees made shady hideouts during the usual 100 degree weather. Oh what fun, beauty and abundance back then. Let's keep our land healthy and appreciate what feeds us physically, emotionally and spiritually.