Archive for October, 2017

Catch Every Last R.A.I.N. Drop: Rain Barrel Maintenance

In anticipation of potential rains this season (fingers crossed), we want to make sure that you and your rain barrel are ready! If you DON’T have a rain barrel – we highly encourage getting one for your home. They are low-cost systems that help preserve local watersheds by reducing rainwater runoff. The Metropolitan Water District…

Don’t Be a Trash Monster!

Halloween will be here before you can say, “Boo!” So, as you prepare for that spooky, kooky holiday coming up at the end of this month, take a few minutes to incorporate these simple stormwater-friendly tricks and tips into your autumn activities.  Batman – Ban that Bag! When your little super heroes and princesses go…

Five Ways to Get Ready for the Rain

Winter rains will be here before we know it! And, while we’re not quite ready to pull out the umbrellas and rain boots, there are a few things you can do now to get your home, car and neighborhood ready.  After all, it’s better to be safe than sorry! Discovering that your roof is leaking…

Changing Seasons, Changing Habits

Leaves on trees will start changing colors. Mornings will develop a brisk chill. The holiday spirit will soon fill the air. Keep an eye out, for these are the signs that fall has arrived. September 22nd was officially the first day of fall, and although we Southern Californians know that summer often extends through September…

Go Green Activities for Your Family

The school year is well underway and days are filled with sitting in classrooms learning the three R’s. We suspect that many of you are longing for that fourth “R” – Recreation – remembering the long days of summer spent outdoors and in the open air. Fear not! School may be in session, but there…

Green With Native Garden Envy

Autumn is the perfect season to start a native garden. The soil is still warm, which helps the root system of young plants grow healthy and strong, and the outdoor temperature turns cooler, putting less stress on the new plantings. And fall is water-wise. Shorter days, milder temperatures and (knock on wood) the occasional rain…

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