Archive for February, 2012

Hansen Dam Skate Park and Wetlands to Open on March 2

The Department of Recreation and Parks along with the Department of Public Works and Councilmember Alarcon of the Seventh District invite you to the Opening Ceremony of the Hansen Dam Skate Park and Wetlands at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 2, 2012. The ceremony will take place at 11770 Foothill Blvd, Lake View Terrace, CA …

How Low Impact Development Applies to You

Effective May 12, the Low Impact Development [LID] ordinance will become law in the City of Los Angeles. With its passage, LA becomes an environmental leader in new and redevelopment construction projects. While this is great news for Angelenos at large, some might still be wondering how LID might affect their homes and businesses. By…

Show ‘em All Some Love on February 20

  By Joyce Amaro, City of Los Angeles, Stormwater Program February has long been known as the month of love. Valentine’s Day is well established as that special day when we profess our love for family and friends. But now there’s a new February holiday Love Your Pet Day on February 20 that provides us…

City of Los Angeles Opens South LA Wetlands Park

City officials and community stakeholders celebrated the grand opening of the much-anticipated, nine-acre South Los Angeles Wetlands Park. This expansive and innovative park, once the site of a former MTA bus yard, provides the community with an urban oasis, education center and passive recreational nature center in the heart of South Los Angeles. “Today, our…

Healing the Bay, and Beyond

Mark Gold was the first hire of Heal the Bay after having volunteered for the young organization since 1986. Twenty-five years later, Mark has stepped down as the organization’s president in order to become an associate director of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Now, we would never try to sum up two decades…

South Los Angeles Wetlands Park Grand Opening!

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry invites you to the South Los Angeles Wetlands Park Grand Opening! Join the Department of Public Works and Recreation & Parks to celebrate the official grand opening of the South Los Angeles Wetlands Park, a Proposition-O funded stormwater improvement that transformed a historic rail yard into a multi-beneficial nine-acre…

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