Archive for March, 2012

April Workshops to Focus on New LID Requirements

LA Sanitation is hosting two Low Impact Development Requirement Workshops in April, and we invite you to attend one of these workshops to learn more about how the new LID Ordinance and its requirements, which become effective on May 12, 2012, will affect you. Here are the specifics regarding these workshops: Who Should Attend? We…

Do Put Some Spring in Your Step

By Joyce Amaro, Los Angeles Stormwater Public Education Manager As I drove into the office this morning, it wasn’t hard to believe that Spring has sprung. Budding trees, flowering bushes, blue skies, warmer temps – it all reminded me that spring is here – a time of renewal and rebirth that we can count on…

City Marks Completion of First Northeast LA Stormwater Capture Facility

Garvanza and Highland Park community members joined city officials to celebrate the completion of stormwater infrastructure and park enhancements at Garvanza Park.  The green space was reopened after being partially closed since March 2010 as the Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation, Department of Recreation and Parks, and North East Trees installed two underground…

Turning Los Angeles into the City of Green Angels

These days, green is everywhere. From shamrocks to the first buds of spring  – emerald is the color of choice this time of year!  In the spirit of continuing his goal of making Los Angeles the greenest big city in the nation, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently issued a new challenge to LA’s more than 40,000…

Los Angeles To Celebrate Grand Re-Opening of Garvanza Park

The Honorable Councilmember Jose Huizar of the 14th District and officials from the Bureau of Sanitation and Department of Recreation and Parks invite you to celebrate the completion of the Garvanza Park Rainwater Capture Facility and the installation of new fitness equipment. The Grand Re-opening will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 15,…

An Interview with Rainwater Harvester Christopher McKinnon

Rain barrels are pretty neat. They connect to downspouts and capture water so that it doesn’t run into the storm drains after a heavy rain, ultimately reducing the pollution that makes it into our waterways. The collected water can then be used for various purposes like watering a garden or plants. The LA Stormwater Program…

City Officials Celebrate Hansen Dam Recreation Area Enhancements

Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcón of the 7th District, city officials and community stakeholders celebrated today the completion of two public works enhancements at the Hansen Dam Recreation Center. The skate park is a much anticipated addition to the recreation center that will cater to the North East San Fernando Valley skateboard enthusiasts. The wetlands restoration and new…

March Into Spring With Some Eco-Events!

Spring is upon us and that means it’s time to get into the green spirit and plan a day’s worth of eco-fun! There is plenty to choose from this month, including tree-plantings, beach cleanups and even cool nature walks. Don’t let March pass you by without taking a little time out to enjoy the great…

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