Archive for May, 2009

Volunteers Needed for 2009 Kids Ocean Day

2009 KIDS OCEAN DAY: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!! ADOPT-A-BEACH CLEAN-UP Thursday, June 4th Dockweiler State Beach If interested in volunteering, please contact Michael Klubock at (310) 652-4324 or michael@klubock.com

LAist joins the Team Effort

A special thanks to our friends over at LAist, who promoted the LA Team Effort and Stormwater Program last week when they wrote about the installments of catch basin screen covers throughout the City. The story, called “One Way We Fight Pollution“, was an encouraging response to the low water quality grades LA received from…

Heal the Bay Gives the Grades

Just in time for the kickoff to summer this Memorial Day weekend, Heal the Bay has released its 19th annual Beach Report Card (BRC), with information on the status of California’s coastline. Heal the Bay’s BRC provides water quality information to the millions of people who swim, surf, or dive in California coastal waters. Reported…

Home Improvement Stores Join the Team Effort for Pollution Prevention

As part of our program’s public outreach efforts, stormwater staff members visit home improvement stores through the City of Los Angeles to teach employees the fundamentals of pollution prevention. Our goal is to educate as many employees as possible on the proper use and disposal of paint, pesticides and fertilizers with the idea that they…

New Stormwater Permit Adopted for Ventura County

Last Thursday, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted new regulations for Ventura County aimed at keeping local waterways and beaches clean. The newly adopted National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit will be shared by Ventura County government and all 10 cities within county limits. The persistence of pollution in the waters…

Upcoming Machado Lake Restoration Meeting

Machado Lake and its surrounding environment are in need of a major recovery effort. The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board has identified the lake as an impaired water body for DDT, PCBs, pesticides, ammonia, algae, eutrophic conditions, trash, and odor, all of which have negatively affected human as well as aquatic health. This…

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