Archive for 2013

Environmental Learning Center Opens

On September 16, City of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Eleventh District Councilmember Mike Bonin officially opened the Los Angeles Environmental Learning Center at Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant in Playa del Rey with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Los Angeles Unified School District elementary and middle school students joined city officials to celebrate the center…

Making Trash Extinct

How much do you know about California Coastal Cleanup Day? It’s an annual event with some downright impressive numbers.  Take our short quiz about California Coastal Cleanup Day and its 29-year history.  Afterwards, you can impress your family and friends with all your amazing knowledge about an amazing event here in California and inspire them…

Get Your Coastal Cleanup On In September

Are you ready to get your coastal cleanup on? California Coastal Cleanup Day is Saturday, September 21, 2013, so here’s your chance to get out there and do you part in cleaning up our local rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches before the first rainfall of the season – typically called the first flush – washes…

Touching

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager With summer almost over, my BFF Angela and I decided to take our young children down to San Pedro this past weekend to visit the tide pools just below the Point Fermin lighthouse. I was optimistic that our kids would see and touch a few sea creatures they…

LA Aqueduct Centennial Garden Breaks Ground

Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, LADWP’s Senior Assistant General Manager James McDaniel and community members convened on Friday, August 9 at the recently-renovated Mulholland Memorial Fountain to break ground on the new Los Angeles Aqueduct Centennial Garden. They ceremoniously marked the start of construction on enhancements to the grounds surrounding the Los Feliz landmark that will…

August Events Keep You Cool

No doubt about it, August is a hot month! This time of year, we are all – even the seagulls – looking for ways to chill out when the temps rise here in Los Angeles. Why not cool down along Southern California’s coast by getting involved in a beach clean-up or visiting one of our…

Ocean Schools Belong In Your School

Information about our oceans’ schools of fish and myriad other facts about our seas belong in school with your children! Learning about our planet’s many oceans, the critters who call it their home and teaching children about the positive impact their behavior can have on our oceans can be powerful! From fun field trips to…

A Summer of Clean Water

Welcome to the middle of summer – a time when we are all looking to cool off in or near clean water! Are you curious about how the City of Los Angeles is working to keep our rivers, creeks lakes and beaches clean during the hottest season of the year? Then be sure and check…

LA Bans Plastic Bags

On June 25, the Los Angeles City Council made history and made Los Angeles the largest municipality in the United States to ban single-use plastic bags.  Two days later, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the plastic bag ban ordinance into law. “This will make for a cleaner, greener LA,” Mayor Villaraigosa stated. “Every year we use…

Stars and Stripes and Stormwater

Who among us won’t be celebrating the 4th of July with a picnic at a park or a visit to one of our local beaches? LA County officials estimate that more than 1 million people visit LA County beaches to enjoy the water and the fireworks displays that light up Southern California’s coast on Independence…

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