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Historic Cascades Open For LA Aqueduct Centennial

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is opening The Cascades in Sylmar to the public in celebration of the Los Angeles Aqueduct’s Centennial. This rare opportunity will allow members of the public to see up close an important piece of water infrastructure that marks the southern terminus of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. The…

LA Aqueduct To Celebrate Centennial

Los Angeles was a very different place in 1900. Its population was 100,000 residents, having exploded from 11,000 in 1880. Bunker Hill, the site of LA’s current towering skyscrapers was home to Victorian mansions. Development in the San Fernando Valley, known up until this time for its wheat farms and sheep ranches, was just beginning.…

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…

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…

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…

June Events Provide The Power To Protect

World Oceans Day is celebrated annually on June 8. This year’s theme is that together we have the power to protect the ocean. With summer kicking off later this month, why not get involved in an event that will raise your awareness about the challenges facing our planet’s oceans or taking part in a clean-up…

20th Kids Ocean Day Encourages Us To Listen

More than 3,500 Los Angeles students, teachers and volunteers participated in the 20th annual Kids Ocean Day Adopt-A-Beach Clean-Up at Dockweiler State Beach in Playa Del Rey and formed a giant boy holding a shell that says “Listen.” By taking a stand in the sand, the children alerted the world about the need to protect…

Discover Recycling With LA Sanitation’s Dynamic Duo

LA Sanitation is hosting a series of open houses this spring and early summer at its six district yards, which are located throughout Los Angeles. Each of the events will feature fun and educational activities focused on teaching children and adults alike, a variety of different eco-messages. Learn more about the value of recycling and creating…

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