Archive for May, 2011

Top Ten Water Pollution Facts

Below are a few water pollution facts that all clean water lovers should know (and share with their friends)! #1: When it rains water runs directly into L.A.’s storm drains where the water flows into our local waterways and then the ocean. This stormwater is much different than sewer water, as it is not connected…

Volunteer With Your Voice for a Cleaner LA

By Shahram Kharaghani This issue of the LA Stormwater newsletter is full of articles that are sure to excite your volunteering spirit. We feature an article by TreePeople, one of the most active community groups in Los Angeles, explaining why it is important to plant some roots and give a little back to the city we love by…

Working Together To Beautify LA

The City of Los Angeles, Board of Public Works, Office of Community Beautification (OCB) aims to “Keep Los Angeles Beautiful” and free of graffiti and litter.  To accomplish this, OCB provides graffiti removal services, clean up assistance and programs that empower the community to take action towards beautifying their neighborhood. OCB encourages residents and community…

Top 5 Stormwater Poems by You!

In our last LA Stormwater Newsletter issue we asked you to share your poetic words with us about clean water and environmental stewardship. The response we got was fantastic! It’s exciting to see that, not only do you read our newsletter and care about stormwater issues, but you are also such great wordsmiths! As a…

Community Empowerment Starts with You

By Ida Talalla Community is where my home is and my home is my community. I believe that community is an extension of ourselves and that the community’s environmental needs and public spaces are the collective responsibility of all who feel a connection to place. This civic responsibility drives Echo Park Trash Abatement Project (TAP),…

May(be) This is the Month You Volunteer?

It’s May! Do you know what that means? It means it’s time for you to pick up a shovel and plant a tree. Or something along those lines. Below is a list of events (some of which do not include manual labor) that perhaps will entice you to help green our City. >On Thursday, May…

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