City to Host Van Nuys-Pacoima Green Street Project Workshops

The City of Los Angeles invites you to provide input on the Van Nuys-Pacoima Neighborhood Green Street Project, which will enhance the water quality of LA’s rivers and ocean, increase groundwater recharge in the San Fernando Groundwater Basin and alleviate nuisance flooding.  Project construction is expected to start in summer 2018 and be completed in…

Two Ways to Join America Recycles Day

November 15th is America Recycles Day, a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, which is a nonprofit organization that has a wide variety of initiatives and programs with the goal of greener communities. America Recycles Day in particular, aims to educate Americans on the importance of recycling for our environment and our economy. Here at…

Time for Hallow-Clean!

The Jack o’ lanterns have all been carved. The treats have all been given out. Now it’s time to make sure the Halloween festivities don’t turn into tricks for our local rivers, creeks and ocean. Here are three easy Halloween Clean-Up activities that you can adopt with your little ghosts and goblins to keep LA’s…

Catch Every Last R.A.I.N. Drop: Rain Barrel Maintenance

In anticipation of potential rains this season (fingers crossed), we want to make sure that you and your rain barrel are ready! If you DON’T have a rain barrel – we highly encourage getting one for your home. They are low-cost systems that help preserve local watersheds by reducing rainwater runoff. The Metropolitan Water District…

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…

Five Ways to Get Ready for the Rain

Winter rains will be here before we know it! And, while we’re not quite ready to pull out the umbrellas and rain boots, there are a few things you can do now to get your home, car and neighborhood ready.  After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry! Discovering that your roof is leaking…

Changing Seasons, Changing Habits

Leaves on trees will start changing colors. Mornings will develop a brisk chill. The holiday spirit will soon fill the air. Keep an eye out, for these are the signs that fall has arrived. September 22nd was officially the first day of fall, and although we Southern Californians know that summer often extends through September…

Go Green Activities for Your Family

The school year is well underway and days are filled with sitting in classrooms learning the three R’s. We suspect that many of you are longing for that fourth “R” – Recreation – remembering the long days of summer spent outdoors and in the open air. Fear not! School may be in session, but there…

Green With Native Garden Envy

Autumn is the perfect season to start a native garden. The soil is still warm, which helps the root system of young plants grow healthy and strong, and the outdoor temperature turns cooler, putting less stress on the new plantings. And fall is water-wise. Shorter days, milder temperatures and (knock on wood) the occasional rain…

One Less Spark May Mean One Less Wildfire

The recent local fires and Santa Ana wind conditions here in Southern California are a reminder that fire season is here. Additionally, the increased vegetation in local hills as a result of the heavy rains this last winter means that there’s more fire fuel out there. To keep Angelenos safe during the next few months,…

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