Don’t Be A Trash Monster!

Halloween will be here before you can say, “Boo!” So, as you prepare for that spooky, kooky holiday coming up at the end of this month, take a few minutes to incorporate these simple stormwater-friendly tricks and tips into your autumn activities.  Batman – Ban that Bag! When your little super heroes and princesses go…

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Ballona Creek Prepares For Big And Small Projects

Ballona Creek was a vastly different watershed when Los Angeles became a city in 1781. Researchers believe that the watershed was home to 14,000 acres of wetlands featuring meadows, fresh water ponds and thickets of Willow trees. It even had a different name – Ballena. There is no word “Ballona” in the Spanish language. One…


Roll Out the Rain Barrels

Even though LA often doesn’t see its first significant rain event until November or December, October does signify the “official” start of the rainy season here in Southern California as is evidenced by the rain earlier this month. And, with California’s drought far from over, it’s still vital that Angelenos conserve water and harvest rainwater.…


Discover Your Watershed Moment!

From Los Angeles River to Ballona Creek, from Dominguez Channel to Santa Monica Bay, every Angeleno lives in a watershed and possesses the power to protect it! LA Sanitation’s Watershed Protection Program strives to protect local rivers, creeks, lakes, and beaches. Together we can keep our waterways free of pollution. Let us help you discover…

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Fall Into Recycling Your Used Motor Oil

We get it! Life can get the best of you sometimes. It’s often easy to overlook that used motor oil and filter or unwanted paint sitting in the corner of your garage. With fall here, why not turn over a new leaf and commit to cleaning out that garage? Thankfully, LA Sanitation offers a lot…


Made Weekend Plans Yet?

Summer may have ended, but Los Angeles residents are lucky to enjoy lush sunny weather year-round. This upcoming weekend, enjoy the balmy weather in LA’s backyard by joining one of three events below. From rain barrels to clean ups there is something to keep you busy! Ballona Wetlands Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 179:00am-12:00pm303 Culver…


Beyond the Classroom

LA’s kids have been in school for a little more than a week, learning the signature “three R’s” – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. But, we all know that learning is not confined to the classroom. In fact, lessons can be learned anywhere and at anytime! Below is a listing of opportunities here in Southern California…


Teach LA’s Kids

The last rays of summer sunshine in LA mean the beginning of a brand new school year. To inspire your children as they go back to school, the Watershed Protection Program is proud to announce Teach LA’s Kids – a new, free online resource for teachers and parents seeking to educate students about the importance…


It’s an A for Santa Monica Bay

The beach is synonymous with summer here in Southern California. From collecting seashells with the kids to building sand castles just beyond the waters edge…from catching El Porto’s best waves at dawn to walks along Will Rogers State Beach at sunset…every Angeleno has their favorite summer beach activity. And, we’re proud to say that all…


From Runoff To Resource

Here at the City of Los Angeles Watershed Protection Program, we are always striving to develop and implement new ways to keep LA’s creeks, rivers, lakes and ocean clean. Now this award-winning program is implementing innovative projects and initiatives to capture, use and/or infiltrate rainwater as well. Take a look at how our four core…

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