Archive for April, 2009

Team Effort Ads Encourage a Call to Action

A Message from Shahram Kharaghani, City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program Manager We’re hitting the streets! A spring time Team Effort advertising campaign will share the Stormwater Program’s vision of a socially-responsible Los Angeles. Our approach aims to inspire residents to become part of the solution and play a role in keeping their neighborhoods clean.…

Program Praised From Sun Valley to Dockweiler Beach

The Los Angeles Stormwater Program recently received kudos for its public education and flood prevention programs. The first award, for public education, was received on January 10 from the Los Angeles Basin Section (LABS) of the California Water Environment Association (CWEA). In addition to the LABS award, the Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation…

It Takes a Village: Local Activists Organize to Clean-up LA

A number of clean-ups around Los Angeles are scheduled this spring, and in order for each to be successful the community’s participation is crucial. A “Team Effort” for clean water is exemplified in the interviews below, because their clean-up efforts are what help to make the vision of pollution-free rivers, lakes and oceans a reality.…

A Fresh Approach to a Stinky Problem

Have you ever been walking your dog and suddenly realized that you’d forgotten to bring a bag to pick up after your four-legged friend? Well, if you are going to be in any of a number of parks this spring, you may be in luck! The City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program will be installing…

Public Weighs In on Heavy Metals and Bacteria Pollution

On March 3, 2009 the City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program held the second of three stakeholder workshops to discuss the Ballona Creek Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Implementation Plans or—in laymen’s terms—plans that will identify stormwater projects for improving the water quality of Ballona Creek and the Estuary. The City of Los Angeles Watershed…

Not One Bus Lost for Kids Ocean Day

Donations poured in and grant makers increased their contribution to make it all possible. The California Coastal Commission, LA Best, the City of Los Angeles, LA City Council Members gave buses and schools stepped up during the call to help for KIDS OCEAN DAY. KIDS OCEAN DAY has a lot of partners out in the…

Student Buses Still Needed for 2009 Kids Ocean Day

2009 Kids Ocean Day: Malibu Foundation Calls for Student Buses Malibu Foundation’s 2009 Kids Ocean Day Beach Cleanup Event lost bus funding from the Santa Monica Conservancy, when their order of 72 buses was canceled last Thursday. The buses play an integral part to the event, as approximately 5,000 elementary students from LA City and…

LASWP Conducts Middle School Presentations at Valley Alternative

As part of the LA Stormwater Program’s school outreach component to educate students about stormwater pollution issues and encourage young people to be environmentally conscious, 6 middle school presentations were conducted at Valley Alternative Magnet School in Van Nuys on April 1, 2009. A total of 202 students grade 6-8 were educated on the connection…

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