Archive for November, 2010

LID Ordinance at Energy & Environment Council Committee on December 7th

Dear Clean Water Supporter, The proposed Los Angeles Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance* will be scheduled to be heard at the December 7, 2010 meeting of the City Council’s Energy and Environment Committee. We will provide details regarding the time and location of the meeting once the agenda has been finalized. This is an important…

Share Your LA River Stories

by Joyce Amaro When I was student at Monterey Highlands Elementary School, my 5th grade class took a field trip to the Los Angeles Zoo. The experience I remember most about the day was driving up the Golden State Freeway on a slow-moving, yellow dinosaur-sized school bus and seeing, for the first time, all the…

Going Green with Parkways!

  L.A.’s Board of Public Works recently made it a bit easier to go green! That’s right, last month the Board voted on new rules that will allow homeowners in the city to plant drought tolerant turf and ground cover without having to obtain a permit. This means less water use, which means not only…

November Stormwater Events: A Bountiful Month of Environmental Fun

Fall is in full swing and there is no better time to lend a few hours to better our environment! There are a lot of great opportunities this month to lend a few hours and also some great events you won’t want to miss. Volunteering is like Thanksgiving every day! So come on out! >Have…

LA Stormwater Projects Map

Seeing is believing. So take a virtual tour of the LA Stormwater Program’s major past, present and future water improvement projects around the LA River watershed. There is sure to be at least one near you if you live in the area, so click on the map and explore these cool projects. To learn more about…

The Los Angeles River: An Original Hollywood Star

Tarzan paddled along its willowed banks in movies of the 1930s. The Moderne arches of its 6th Street bridge provided a gritty backdrop for the race scene in Grease. Terminators raced through its concreted channels in Terminator 2. Ever since Hollywood found its home here in Los Angeles back at the turn of the 20th…

“Going Green” with Gravity

Here in the City of Los Angeles’ Stormwater Program, we talk a lot about clean water being a team effort. From city-sponsored projects to local residents and businesses, we stress the importance of everyone pitching in to attain the goal of clean water in our local rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches. So, you can imagine…

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