Archive for 2009

LA Stormwater Reminds You to Help Prevent Pollution This Holiday Weekend

On Saturday, we celebrate another year of our nation’s independence with summer sun, backyard barbeques and firework displays throughout our neighborhoods. The City wants to wish all Angelenos a fun and safe 4th of July and remind everyone to put stormwater pollution prevention tactics to the test this weekend. Make the commitment to join the…

Machado Lake Project Update Meeting

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, July 1st in the evening to hear an update on the Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project and Wilmington Drain Multi-Use Project. Topics discussed will include: Machado Lake and Wilmington Drain Recommended Alternatives Permitting Activities Detailed Design Activities Wednesday, July 1, 2009 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Kaiser…

Los Angeles River Site Tour Hosted by Prop O Committee

The Proposition O General Obligation Bonds Citizens Oversight Advisory Committee (COAC) is hosting a tour of the Los Angeles River this afternoon. For more information on stops along the tour, please visit: http://lacity.org/cao/propocitizencom/caopropocitizencom235660811_06172009.pdf Details: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Convene at City Hall East (Curbside Loading Zone) 200 North Main Street…

City Invites All to Participate in LA River Metals Workshop II on July 1st

Dear Team: The City of Los Angeles invites you to participate as a stakeholder in the second workshop for the Los Angeles River Metals TMDL Implementation Plan, being developed for the City’s portion of the watershed. The second workshop is scheduled for: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 1:00 to 3:00 PM Los Angeles River Center 570…

City Celebrates South Los Angeles Wetlands Park Project

Yesterday, the City held a groundbreaking ceremony marking the introduction of another Proposition O-funded project aimed to divert rainwater and treat urban runoff in a in a densely populated area of South Los Angeles. LA residents’ overwhelming approval of the City’s clean water bond program (Prop O) has led to a $26-million project that will…

2009 Kids Ocean Day: A Major Success!

More than 4,000 students hit the beaches yesterday, to celebrate the 16th annual Kids Ocean Day at Dockweiler State Beach. The event, hosted by the Michael Klubock of the Malibu Foundation and the LA Stormwater Program, brought out City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Public Works President Cynthia Ruiz for a press conference concerning ocean pollution.…

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…

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