It’s A Busy Month For Stormwater Events!

Can you believe it is February already? Wow, time flies when you are having fun. It also flies when you are busy, busy. And here at LA Stormwater we’re busy doing our best to reduce urban runoff pollution. This month we hope you can take a moment out of your sure-to-be busy schedule to help us in this endeavor. Below is a list of stormwater-approved events around the area.

>Generation Earth is at a school near you on Wednesday, February 1st, helping to educate teachers and students about stormwater pollution and its negative effects on the environment.

>On Friday, February 3rd, Transition LA will be teaching how and why it is important to grow your own food. So join them at Redondo Beach for their Community Garden Work Day.

>Saturday, February 4th is a busy day. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium in San Pedro is hosting a Beach Cleanup. Sustainable Works is sponsoring a Green Living Workshop in Santa Monica and TreePeople will be doing a little mountain restoration work in Calabasas.

>Saving the coastline is something we can all appreciate. Come out for a lecture from someone who has been there and done that. Serge Dedina, Executive Director for WildCoast will be sharing his work on Tuesday, February 7th in Malibu.

>Heal the Bay is in search of some volunteers for some restoration at Malibu Creek State Park on Saturday, February 11th. You can also drop off some used oil in LA or tour a wetlands marsh in Playa del Rey with Friends of Ballona Wetlands.

>TreePeople on Thursday, February 16th will be adding some seedlings to the Angeles National Forest and could use your helping hands.

>We like sandy beaches, not trashy beaches. Pick up some litter with Heal the Bay at their monthly Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup in Torrance on Saturday, February 18th.

>Mondays are officially whale watching days in February. Cabrillo Marine Aquarium is ready to show off these glorious creatures in their natural habitat. Head on out to San Pedro and spot a migratory gray whale.

>Take a walk outside and along the Los Angeles River with Friends of the LA River on Saturday, February 25th. See the River that’s the center of it all.

>Adopt a Storm Drain is interested in having you help them clean up LA. Learn about water quality and the importance of keeping our stormwater system free of litter and debris on the last day of the month, Tuesday, February 28th.

For a full listing of stormwater friendly events happening throughout LA this month, please visit our monthly calendar.

*Photo courtesy of SparkyLeigh on Flickr.

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