Archive for September, 2011

Los Angeles Puts The LID On Stormwater Pollution

The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously passed a landmark Low Impact Development Ordinance (LID). Developed by the Bureau of Sanitation in collaboration with community members, environmental organizations, business groups and the building industry, LID calls for development and redevelopment projects to mitigate runoff in a manner that captures rainwater at its source, while utilizing natural resources including rain…

Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project Update, September 27, 2011

The City of Los Angeles has been working to rehabilitate Echo Park Lake in order to improve its stormwater pollution problem, meet the State’s water quality standards, and give the Echo Park community a fresh and more sustainable lake to enjoy! Below is an update on the latest information about the Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project.…

City Council LID Ordinance Hearing Date Confirmed for September 27, 2011

Dear Clean Water Supporter, The proposed Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance will be heard by the City of Los Angeles, City Council on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. The ordinance is Item 17 on the City Council Agenda. Here are the specifics regarding the meeting: Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: City of…

Save the Date! City Council LID Ordinance Hearing Date Set for Tuesday, Sep 27 (*Tentative Date)

Dear Clean Water Supporter, The proposed Low Impact Development (LID) Ordinance will be heard by the City of Los Angeles, City Council on Tuesday, September 27, 2011. Here are the specifics regarding the meeting: Date: Tuesday, September 27, 2011 (*Tentative Date) Time: 10:00 a.m. Location: City of Los Angeles, City Hall, Council Chambers 200 North…

8 Pollution Prevention Tips

Since 1993, the National Pollution Prevention Roundtable (NPPR) and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) have observed the third week of each September as Pollution Prevention Week, also known as P2 Week. Unlike most environmental awareness programs, P2 Week focuses not on the usual activities such as clean-ups and renewal programs, but instead…

Learn How To Install Your Rain Barrel at Home- Watch Our Do-It-Yourself Installation Video!

With the success of last year’s L.A. Rainwater Harvesting Program and the public’s continued interest, we thought an instructional video about how to install a rain barrel at your home would be helpful! Watch our step-by-step guide to find out what materials to use, why choosing the right location is important, how to connect your…

Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project Update, September 14, 2011

The City of Los Angeles has been working to rehabilitate Echo Park Lake in order to improve its stormwater pollution problem, meet the State’s water quality standards, and give the Echo Park community a fresh and more sustainable lake to enjoy! Below is an update on the latest information about the Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation…

Take Part in California’s Biggest (Clean Water) Volunteer Event!

California’s largest volunteer event only happens once a year, so mark your calendars for Saturday, September 17, 2011. Which event are we talking about? That would be the wonderful Coastal Cleanup Day taking place across the Golden State. California Coastal Cleanup Day is part of the International Coastal Cleanup that is organized by the Ocean…

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