Archive for 2009

Public Invited to Prop O COAC Meeting (10/21)

On Wednesday, October 21, the Citizens Oversight Advisory Committee (COAC) will be hosting a Prop O general meeting where they will be discussing Prop O funded projects such as Echo Park Lake’s rehab and the Westchester Stormwater best management practices project. The public is welcome to attend this open forum meeting and will be given…

It's Raining, It's Pouring…The Barrels Are Working!

Today’s rain has put those newly installed Rainwater Harvesting barrels to work! All of you who have already received your barrels know that they fill up quickly. One good thing to note is that the barrels come equipped with spouts to allow for additional barrels to be hooked up and collect overflow. Also, we’ve read…

Rainwater Harvesting to Stop Accepting Applications

Tomorrow is the last day (for residents) to submit an application for the Rainwater Harvesting program. If you have not yet submitted your application, please make sure to do so ASAP at www.larainwaterharvesting.org Please note that businesses are still encouraged to apply after tomorrow’s deadline.

LA Watershed Protection Division Manager Named Outstanding Civil Engineer

The American Society of Civil Engineers, Metropolitan Los Angeles Branch (ASCE MLAB) named Dr. Shahram Kharaghani, manager of the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation Watershed Protection Division, as 2009 Outstanding Civil Engineer in Government. The honor is given to public servants who promote and implement innovative concepts, research and…

2009 Stormwater Mitigation Handbook for LA Builders and Developers

The City of Los Angeles recently produced a new Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan (SUSMP) handbook entitled How to Build Protection for Mother Nature Into Your Project for local designers and developers. To view or download the handbook, click here. Depending on the type of project, either a Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan (SUSMP) or…

Two Important Stormwater Update Meetings Next Week

1) PROPOSITION “O” GENERAL OBLIGATION BONDS CITIZENS OVERSIGHT ADVISORYCOMMITTEE (COAC) SPECIAL MEETING Tuesday, September 29, 2009 1 p.m. ECHO PARK RECREATION CENTER 1632 Bellevue Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90026 Contact: Mark Tullai – (213) 473-7567 http://ens.lacity.org/cao/propocitizencom/caopropocitizencom235662658_092=20 2) TEMESCAL CANYON STORMWATER PROJECT UPDATE Thursday, October 1, 2009 6 p.m. – 8p.m. PALISADE BRANCH LIBRARY 861 Alma…

Coastal Cleanup Day This Saturday at Locations Throughout LA County

Be a part of the largest volunteer day on the planet on Coastal Cleanup Day! Date: Saturday, September 19, 2009 Time: 9 am – 12 noon Who: You + 12,000 other volunteers! Where: Over 60 locations in L.A. County Supplies: All cleanup supplies are provided – bags, gloves, data card, pencil, etc. How to volunteer:…

Low Flow Diversion Projects Throughout LA Get Upgrades and Good Grades

Starting in October, five low-flow diversion (LFD) structures located along Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades will be simultaneously upgraded. Approximately $30 million from Prop O funds will be spent for the upgrades, which will allow the structures to operate year-round during dry weather, as well as for the installment of a new sewer line.…

September 17th: Scoping Meeting for Machado Lake

The Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation project needs the support of the community to meet the goals of clean water, wildlife improvements, and healthy parks for Los Angeles. Please come join us and participate in a scoping meeting: Thursday, September 17 6:30 – 8:30 pm Kaiser Permanente Hospital Conference Room and Education Center Located on Normandie…

Elmer Ave Construction Tour Held Next Week

The Elmer Avenue Project is part of the Los Angeles Basin I Water Augmentation Study, a long-term research project led by the Los Angeles & San Gabriel Rivers Watershed Council in partnership with eight local, state, and federal agencies to assess the practical potential to improve surface water quality and increase local groundwater supplies through…

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