Stormwater Slam Dunk

March Madness is all around us, and like everyone else, we’re focused on college basketball’s Final Four! Here at LA Stormwater, we have our own Final Four… four stormwater capture projects that have gone above and beyond this past winter, capturing hundreds of millions of gallons of rain water and helping to create a more…

It’s Easy To Be Green

Drive through Los Angeles these days and you’re bound to notice something that we Angelenos haven’t seen in a long time – vibrant hills covered in emerald blankets of grass. The heavy rains of the last few months have brought LA’s hillsides and parks back to life, reminding us that despite the fact that we…

What’s In Your Box?

These days, everything from fast food to jewelry to video games comes in a box. Here at LA Stormwater, we have a pretty nifty box ourselves. It’s called a Booth In A Box and it’s filled with all sorts of fun and educational materials. If you’re the organizer of an upcoming information fair, resource festival,…

LA Sanitation Receives Environmental Awards

LA Sanitation received three 2017 National Environmental Achievement Awards (NEAA) on February 6th during NACWA’s 2017 Winter Conference. These prestigious national awards were granted for three different LA Sanitation environmental projects. LASAN received the Operations & Environmental Performance Award for the Avalon Green Alley Network, where abandoned and trash-filled alleys were redeveloped using permeable pavement and native plants…

Show Mother Earth Some Love

With love and relationships taking center stage on February 14, we’re highlighting a few relationships you won’t hear much about on Valentine’s Day – relationships that will make Mother Earth smile.  Celebrate A Long-Term Relationship! LA Sanitation has been implementing a recycling program for more than 25 years. Now that’s a committed relationship! Crews collect…

Wandering LA’s Wetlands

February 2 was World Wetlands Day, which has us thinking about how much we love LA’s wetlands. A haven for a wide variety of wildlife and plants, wetlands also help filter, clean and store water. When it rains, they act like a big sponge, soaking up water and preventing flooding. They’re also a great place to…

Score Big For Team Earth!

Let’s face it, whether or not you’re a football fan, you’ll probably be attending or hosting a Super Bowl party this Sunday as the New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons battle for the NFL title. Yes, it’s a chance to get together with family and friends and yell and cheer, but don’t forget that it’s also…

Machado Lake To Shine In 2017

With more than 90% of its land area developed, Los Angeles’ Dominguez Channel Watershed is undoubtedly the southland’s most impervious. Located in the southern portion of the Los Angeles Basin, the watershed includes more than eight cities as well as portions of unincorporated LA County. Its 70,000 acres of drainage area include several bodies of…

Is California’s Drought Over?

Wow! Los Angeles has seen a lot of the wet stuff in the last few weeks! It’s been a long time since we’ve been able to say this, but Los Angeles is currently above average in the amount of rainfall it has received this winter. Add to that images of raging waterfalls in Yosemite, reports…

The Gift of Green

From recycling wrapping paper to composting our Christmas tree, we’ve all heard ways that we can make our holidays “greener.”  And, while we should all continue to make these “green” practices a part of our holiday traditions, this year, we’re challenging Angelenos to take it one step further. Here are some fun and simple ways…

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