Archive for January, 2011

Clean Water Begins with You

When it rains it pours. At least that was the case for part of December here in Southern California, with more rainfall likely in the near future. As we’ve noted before, rains can wash unwanted trash through our storm drain system where it ends up polluting our watershed and ocean beaches. Friends of Ballona Wetlands…

LA Stormwater Promotes Good Pet Practices

So what do our pups have to do with stormwater issues? Unfortunately, plenty. But fortunately, LA Stormwater has you covered with our pet program information. What’s the connection between dogs and stormwater anyway? Well, when we don’t pick up after our furry friends, their waste can make its way into our storm drain system where…

Reminder: LID Ordinance Stakeholder Meeting on Thursday

Dear Clean Water Supporter: We wanted to remind you to attend this week’s Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance Stakeholder Meeting. The meeting details are as follows: Date:  Thursday, January 20, 2011 Time:  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location:  City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation, Media Technical Center 2714 Media Center Drive Los Angeles, CA …

Lawn Be Gone: Score Some Cash by Removing Your Grass

Maintaining a grass lawn can be a hassle. Keeping your grass green and looking healthy means watering and mowing on a regular basis. We bet there have been plenty of times when you just wanted to give up and tear it all out. Well, if you really want to go green and stop all that…

Follow the Green Paved Alleys

 In Hollywood’s 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy and her three pals walk along a yellow brick road on their way to the Emerald City to visit the mysterious wizard in her quest to get back home.  Similarly, the City of Los Angeles has embarked on a journey to transform our City streets and…

LID Ordinance Stakeholder Meeting Scheduled for January 20, 2011

Dear Clean Water Supporter: We invite you to attend a Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance Stakeholder Meeting. The meeting details are as follows: Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011 Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Location: City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation, Media Technical Center 2714 Media Center Drive Los Angeles, CA  90065 Upstairs Training…

Kick off 2011 Right: Volunteer for a Greener LA!

We bet you made a New Year’s resolution or two, but it’s not too late to add one to the list. How about committing to participate in a few volunteer events this year? We’ll help by listing great events every month right here on the Team Effort blog. Below are some of the events you…

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