Archive for 2013

Penmar Park Project Celebration

Join Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, Councilmember of the 11th District, and officials from the Departments of Public Works and Recreation and Parks to celebrate the completion of the Penmar Water Quality Improvement Project, a Proposition O Clean Water Bond-funded water quality improvement project. The Penmar Water Quality Improvement Project reduces pollutant levels in stormwater runoff from…

Environment Plus Edibles Equal Eden

If you’re looking for inspiration for your own garden or scouting out amazing weekend outings for the family that are fun, educational and free, then look no further than the fifth annual Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. This annual tour, located in the heart of…

Put It To Good Re-Use LA!

by Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager The improving weather of the past few weeks (this past weekend doesn’t count!) keeps reminding us all that spring is here! And, for many of us, spring is also a reminder that there are a few home improvement projects that we told ourselves we’d tackle once the…

Mother Earth Stars in April Events

The number of events in April and surrounding Earth Day on April 22 is off the charts this year! With so much scheduled, it’ll be easy to get your fill of environmentally-friendly activities this month when we show our love and appreciation for our favorite planet – Mother Earth! > With the theme of Just…

Keeping LA’s Beaches Green

This is the time of year when green is the “it” color. Between St. Patrick’s Day and the many hues of springtime green popping up on foliage all around us, we’re happily “swimming” in emerald…jade…chartreuse…sage…hunter…pistachio…the shades of green can go on and on. And, as the plant world around us begins to wake up from winter,…

Stormwater Plan Checks Available At Valley Office

The City of Los Angeles reviews all plans for new development and redevelopment projects to ensure that the appropriate best management practices are incorporated to address stormwater pollution prevention goals as set forth in the Low Impact Development (LID) ordinance. Now LA Stormwater offers two locations where the public can have their stormwater mitigation plans checked…

March Events Celebrate Spring

We are very fortunate to have mild winters here in LA. Even with the lack of snow, ice and bone-chilling temperatures, it’s hard not to notice when spring is about to arrive. Who can miss those first brilliant California Poppys and Lupine that seem to appear overnight along our roadways? Who doesn’t stop and admire…

Prepare and then Share

One of the season’s coldest storms is here. Are you prepared? Here are a few reminders from LA Stormwater to keep in mind as Los Angeles deals with wet, stormy weather over the next 24 hours. 1. Stay away from storm drain channels and areas subject to sudden flooding. 2. Stay away from downed power…

Huell Howser Was California’s Gold

Enthusiastic. Optimistic. One of a kind. Of course, we’re talking about Huell Howser, the iconic host of KCET’s Visiting With Huell Howser and California’s Gold, who died earlier this year of prostate cancer. Huell was known for his ability to make any subject interesting and entertaining. With his trademark exclamations of wonderment, he brought an…

LA Aquariums Abound With Activities and Animals

Whale watching season is here! Why not plan a whale watching excursion or a trip to a local aquarium in the weeks to come? Los Angeles’ aquariums offer many programs and resources to learn more about the Pacific Gray whales that are currently migrating along our coast as well as the myriad other sea creatures…

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