Archive for July, 2011

5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Stormwater

The kids are out of school and it’s starting to heat up here in Southern California. We all remember those lazy summer days of our youth, trekking to Disneyland or hanging out at the beach. Well, what if this summer your kids went back to school with a new found interest in something important, like stormwater issues? We think that would be pretty cool, so here are 5 ways to help get you started!

Celebrate the Completion of Westside Park Rainwater Irrigation Project!

The LA Stormwater Program invites you to the Grand Opening Celebration of the Westside Park Rainwater Irrigation Project on Saturday, July 23rd at 11am (details below). The Prop O funded project at the park is significant for the quality of life of the surrounding community and the health of the coastal environment. Runoff from approximately…

Combating the Litter Problem is a Team Effort

Take a moment to think about the last time you saw a piece of litter on the ground. Did you see a soda can, a plastic bag or maybe even a cigarette butt? Aside from being an eye sore, litter also has a tremendous negative impact on our environment. Here in the Los Angeles area,…

Santa Monica Baykeeper and Ballona Creek Need You!

Do you want to help improve LA rivers’ and coastal water quality? If the answer is yes then you ought to consider volunteering with Santa Monica Baykeeper‘s new DrainWatch program, which is in need of dedicated clean water supporters like yourself! DrainWatch will help to identify and address sources of pollution that impact the LA…

LID Handbook Adoption at Board of Public Works

Dear Clean Water Supporter: We are pleased to announce that on July 1, 2011, the City of Los Angeles’ Board of Public Works adopted the 4th Edition of the Development Best Management Practices Handbook – Part B: Planning Activities, which incorporates Low Impact Development (LID) principles and strategies. The Bureau of Sanitation is working with the…

July on the Fly: Your Clean Water Events Roundup is Here!

If you are like the majority of Angelenos, you likely have a lot of fun summer activities planned. We understand, the sun is out and the beach is calling. There is a lot to do! That’s why we’re making it easy for you to find a great clean water event to take part in this…

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