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For Ballona’s Birds [SLIDESHOW]

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Smack dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles’ west side is Ballona Wetlands, a natural oasis for creatures of all different persuasions. When one visits the freshwater marsh portion of Ballona’s wetlands, as I did recently on a bright and blustery spring day, it is…

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How Eco-Friendly is Your Home?

Celebrate this season of new beginnings and fresh starts by giving your home a quick eco-audit. Take this quiz to gauge how green your home is and learn a few easy ways you can lower your energy, water and waste.   Loading…

LA’s Historic Storms [Slideshow]

El Niño tracking didn’t begin until the 1950s, but Los Angeles has weathered a long history of epic storms and devastating floods. The following two slideshows cover more than 130 years of LA storms from the pre-channelization of the LA River to the previous El Niño in 1997 and the soggy rainy season of 2010. 1880-1959 From 1880-1938, flooding…

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Clean Water Pop Quiz

You’ve heard of sewer lines, storm drains and purple pipes, but how much do you really know about clean water? For example, did you know that LA has more than 10,500 miles of sewer lines, stormwater drains and purple pipes under the ground? You’re probably standing over one right now! Test your know-how by taking the Clean Water…

Congratulations Clean Water Scavenger Hunt Participants!

Congratulations to all of our Clean Water Virtual Scavenger Hunt participants for entering in our scavenger hunt and winning a Storm Drain and Marine Life poster! We’d like to thank all of you for participating and checking out our new and improved website! We hope you enjoyed our contest, had fun solving the riddles and…

It Takes A Team Effort To Celebrate Clean Water

We have a little mantra we like to repeat here at LA Stormwater and we can’t say it enough: Clean Water is a Team Effort! In other words, we are all in this thing together. Fortunately, we have a great array of organizations and volunteers here in Los Angeles that help to build community and…

Top 5 Stormwater Poems by You!

In our last LA Stormwater Newsletter issue we asked you to share your poetic words with us about clean water and environmental stewardship. The response we got was fantastic! It’s exciting to see that, not only do you read our newsletter and care about stormwater issues, but you are also such great wordsmiths! As a…

Show Some Love for Earth Day: Volunteer, Record and Share!

There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day, but some of our favorites include giving a little back to Mother Nature by volunteering in our community. There are many fun eco-related events in Los Angeles, so be sure to check out our monthly calendar to find one near you!  With that said, do you plan…

Win Two FREE Tickets to Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach!

Subscribe to the LA Stormwater YouTube channel and post “I love clean water” in the channel comments section from now until August 16th, 2010 and you will be entered to win 2 FREE tickets to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach! Big thanks to the Aquarium of the Pacific’s sustainable seafood initiative –…

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