Archive for 2011

Celebrating the Ballona Creek Watershed

If you have lived in the Los Angeles area for any amount of time, or are just a fan of ecological gems in the area, than you have likely heard of Ballona Creek and its important watershed that surrounds it. The creek may not have the same reputation as the LA River, but that doesn’t…

City To Break Ground On Water Quality Project At Temescal Canyon Park In The Pacific Palisades

The City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works will begin construction of the Temescal Canyon Park Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) project in January 2012 and will continue through fall 2013. The nearly two-year, $8-million stormwater infrastructure enhancement will help the City of Los Angeles meet state and federal water quality guidelines by keeping…

A Day Without A Bag, By Heal The Bay

By Meredith McCarthy, Heal the Bay Programs Director The holidays are a time for giving thanks – for family, for friends, for good will among all people. Here in Southern California we should also remember to be thankful for our oceans, which provide so much therapeutic and economic value to millions of beachgoers each year.…

Lotus Flowers Return To Echo Park For The Holidays

By: Joyce Amaro As the Echo Park Community Parade winds its way through Echo Park this Saturday, parade goers will once again enjoy Lotus flowers on the streets surrounding their community.  Thanks to a community beautification grant from Los Angeles City Council District 13 the bilingual Love Echo Park Lake – Don’t Litter, street light banners…

LA Stormwater Is Waving Thanks!

November is always a nice break from wagging our fingers, telling people not to do things, and start putting our hands together for all the amazing work that our followers, partners and volunteers have done to assist and promote the efforts of LA Stormwater. First of all, we’d like to say, to all of our…

Paddle The LA River Interview With Patrick Caneday

Patrick Caneday is an author, essayist and columnist for several LA area newspapers, as well as one of a few lucky community members to experience the “Paddle the LA River” pilot program this last August. His new book, “Crooked Little Birdhouse: Random Thoughts on Being Human” includes a section entitled “Rivers,” inspired by his meditations…

It Takes A Team Effort To Celebrate Clean Water

We have a little mantra we like to repeat here at LA Stormwater and we can’t say it enough: Clean Water is a Team Effort! In other words, we are all in this thing together. Fortunately, we have a great array of organizations and volunteers here in Los Angeles that help to build community and…

Thanks In Advance For Giving This November!

It’s that time of year again. Sure, it is getting dark earlier, the weather is cooling off and the leaves are falling to the ground. But that doesn’t mean it’s too late to give a little back in 2011 to the City we all love and call home. Below is a list of some of…

Bicycle The LA River: A Photo Guide To Your Next Adventure

The LA River is an integral part of our City. It’s one of our lifelines of sorts as it reduces flooding and carries runoff to the ocean. Yet, most of us have never actually seen the river other than driving over it on an overpass. That can now change, as a bikeway follows the majority…

Solar Trash Compactor Hits The Streets of LA

It may sound like an eco-giant with a huge appetite. In fact, maybe it is. The BigBelly Solar trashcan is hungry for trash and powered by, you guessed it, the sun! Developed by entrepreneur James Poss, the BigBelly Solar trash compactor can hold four times as much trash as a normal trashcan. Recently, two BigBelly…

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