America Recycles Day is November 15

On America Recycles Day, the Los Angeles Board of Public Works thanked Angelenos for their partnership with LA Sanitation and support of the City’s Residential Curbside Blue Bin Recycling Program. The City services 750,000 single family dwellings (530,000 single-family and 220,000 buildings up to four units) with Black (trash), Blue (recyclables) and Green (yard trimmings) collection…

Got Leaves?

Leaves, leaves, everywhere!  Anyone with trees and shrubs around their home is experiencing a bounty of fallen leaves this time of year. And while fall colors can be visually stunning, what does one do with all those fallen leaves after the kids are finished having leaf fights and jumping into leaf piles? Here are a…

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…

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…

LA Sanitation Announces Wet Weather Plans

City Councilmember Felipe Fuentes, Seventh District, joined Sanitation Director Enrique C. Zaldivar to share Sanitation’s efforts to prepare for rain and encourage residents to get ready as well. Gathering at a debris basin in Sylmar, in anticipation of the wet weather season, City officials advised Los Angeles residents to prevent flooding and stormwater pollution by…

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.…

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Engages, Educates

Recently, LA Stormwater sat down with Mike Schaadt, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium’s Director, to learn more about the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium and the many engaging and educational programs and exhibits offered at the San Pedro aquarium. From the Sea Scare, a Halloween-themed ocean celebration planned later this month to winter whale watching, from an aquatic nursery to…

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…

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