Watersheds

City Marks Completion of First Northeast LA Stormwater Capture Facility

Garvanza and Highland Park community members joined city officials to celebrate the completion of stormwater infrastructure and park enhancements at Garvanza Park.  The green space was reopened after being partially closed since March 2010 as the Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation, Department of Recreation and Parks, and North East Trees installed two underground…

Los Angeles To Celebrate Grand Re-Opening of Garvanza Park

The Honorable Councilmember Jose Huizar of the 14th District and officials from the Bureau of Sanitation and Department of Recreation and Parks invite you to celebrate the completion of the Garvanza Park Rainwater Capture Facility and the installation of new fitness equipment. The Grand Re-opening will take place at 9 a.m. on Thursday, March 15,…

Secretary Salazar And Mayor Villaraigosa Announce Big News For The LA River!

The City of Los Angeles Water Protection Division is joining Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Mayor of Los Angeles Antonio R. Villaraigosa for an announcement of the Los Angeles River being selected as an America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) project and an Urban Waters Federal Partnership pilot site.  The event is taking place Thursday,…

Celebrating the Ballona Creek Watershed

If you have lived in the Los Angeles area for any amount of time, or are just a fan of ecological gems in the area, than you have likely heard of Ballona Creek and its important watershed that surrounds it. The creek may not have the same reputation as the LA River, but that doesn’t…

Paddle The LA River Interview With Patrick Caneday

Patrick Caneday is an author, essayist and columnist for several LA area newspapers, as well as one of a few lucky community members to experience the “Paddle the LA River” pilot program this last August. His new book, “Crooked Little Birdhouse: Random Thoughts on Being Human” includes a section entitled “Rivers,” inspired by his meditations…

Bicycle The LA River: A Photo Guide To Your Next Adventure

The LA River is an integral part of our City. It’s one of our lifelines of sorts as it reduces flooding and carries runoff to the ocean. Yet, most of us have never actually seen the river other than driving over it on an overpass. That can now change, as a bikeway follows the majority…

LA Creek Freak Launches Interactive LA Watershed Map

Here at LA Stormwater we are big fans of the local LA Creek Freak blog, which is full of insightful and useful information about all things LA watershed related. You may remember our recent interview with Joe Linton of LA Creek Freak in the last issue of our LA Stormwater eNewsletter, in which he asked…

Learning our Watersheds: Dominguez Channel

Recently, right here on the LA Stormwater blog, Joe Linton of the popular LA Creek Freak asked us to learn a bit more about our watersheds. That’s a suggestion we fully embrace, so we are here to help. If you live in Southern LA County in the communities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, El Segundo, Gardena, Lawndale,…

Take a Ride on the Mighty LA River Tour

You’ve driven along it, maybe even walked or biked along it. You’ve read about it right here on our blog. But have you actually experienced the LA River? Do you have a real grasp on what its health means for the future of our city? To get a real sense of what the LA River…

Clean Water Begins with You

When it rains it pours. At least that was the case for part of December here in Southern California, with more rainfall likely in the near future. As we’ve noted before, rains can wash unwanted trash through our storm drain system where it ends up polluting our watershed and ocean beaches. Friends of Ballona Wetlands…

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