Green Festival Speakers

Joe Linton


Joe Linton is an artist, author and activist living in Koreatown. He has been a longtime advocate for the revitalization and restoration of the Los Angeles River, serving in various capacities as volunteer, board and staff for the Friends of the Los Angeles River. He’s done additional river advocacy through work for The City Project, Urban Semillas, Occidental College’s Urban and Environmental Policy Institute and while serving as a Council Deputy to Los Angeles City Councilmember Ed Reyes. He’s lead hundreds of walks and tours of the river and its tributaries, and has advocated for parks, landscape, bike paths, master plans, water quality enhancements and much more. Linton wrote and illustrated Down by the Los Angeles River: Friends of the Los Angeles River’s Official Guide, published by Wilderness Press in 2005. Linton was recognized in LA Weekly’s 2006 people issue as the river’s unofficial “minister of access.”