Archive for 2017

“Come Together” for Kids Ocean Day

On Thursday May 25th, nearly 4,500 Los Angeles-area students as well as teachers and volunteers participated in the 24th Annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean up at Dockweiler State Beach. Celebrating this year’s theme of “Come Together” for the ocean, students cleaned the beach and formed a human aerial art piece in the sand.  Third…

Got Bulk?

We’ve all got that old broken filing cabinet or 1980s floral couch or lumpy mattress that is taking up space in our garage and that we’ve been promising ourselves we’ll get rid of some day. That some day has arrived and LA Sanitation wants to help! LA Sanitation is hosting Keep Los Angeles Clean Free Bulky…

Albion Riverside Park Breaks Ground

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilmember Gil Cedillo joined City staff and community members on May 6 to break ground on the much-anticipated Albion Riverside Park. The six-acre triangle-shaped project site is situated adjacent to the Los Angeles River, north of Main Street and south of Spring Street. In 2009, the City of Los…

The Rebirth of Our River

We end our year-long series on Los Angeles’ watersheds by focusing on LA’s largest – the Los Angeles River watershed. Father Juan Crespi of the 1769 Spanish Portola expedition was the first to write about the LA River and its surrounding valley, describing “Nuestra Señora de los Angeles de la Porciúncula” as a “beautiful wide…

Discover It!

Spring has sprung! Colorful wildflowers blanket hillsides and trees sport bright green leaves. It’s the season of new beginnings – Earth’s gentle reminder that we need to take care of this one, precious planet we live on. An easy way to take care of Earth is to keep pollutants and toxins out of our local…

Keep Spring Cleaning SAFE

Spring is the season of new beginnings, which makes it the perfect time to free your home of the clutter that has piled up over the past year. To help out with this annual activity, LA Sanitation’s SAFE Centers all across the city are ready to take all of your unwanted household hazardous waste. Putting…

Stormwater Slam Dunk

March Madness is all around us, and like everyone else, we’re focused on college basketball’s Final Four! Here at LA Stormwater, we have our own Final Four… four stormwater capture projects that have gone above and beyond this past winter, capturing hundreds of millions of gallons of rain water and helping to create a more…

It’s Easy To Be Green

Drive through Los Angeles these days and you’re bound to notice something that we Angelenos haven’t seen in a long time – vibrant hills covered in emerald blankets of grass. The heavy rains of the last few months have brought LA’s hillsides and parks back to life, reminding us that despite the fact that we…

What’s In Your Box?

These days, everything from fast food to jewelry to video games comes in a box. Here at LA Stormwater, we have a pretty nifty box ourselves. It’s called a Booth In A Box and it’s filled with all sorts of fun and educational materials. If you’re the organizer of an upcoming information fair, resource festival,…

LA Sanitation Receives Environmental Awards

LA Sanitation received three 2017 National Environmental Achievement Awards (NEAA) on February 6th during NACWA’s 2017 Winter Conference. These prestigious national awards were granted for three different LA Sanitation environmental projects. LASAN received the Operations & Environmental Performance Award for the Avalon Green Alley Network, where abandoned and trash-filled alleys were redeveloped using permeable pavement and native plants…

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