Ed P. Reyes Riverway Project Breaks Ground

Los Angeles City Councilmembers Ed P. Reyes and Tom LaBonge joined Public Works officials, community members and Los Angeles River enthusiasts today to celebrate the start of construction of the Lincoln Heights riverside green space named “The Ed P. Reyes Riverway.” Officials broke ground on the $4-million stormwater project originally called the Humboldt Greenway but…

Help LA Prepare for Wet Weather

At the beginning of every rainy season, the City of Los Angeles prepares its  equipment, facilities and personnel for the wet weather to come.  For several months now, City crews have been clearing out debris basins, checking equipment and preparing for the winter rains that are on the way.  We encourage you to do the…

Paddle the LA River Interview with LA Stormwater Staff

At the end of September, the 2012 Paddle the LA River Program wrapped up its second year, making history by providing first-time kayaking tours along a 1.5-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River. What began as a pilot program in 2011 to provide a non-motorized boating experience on the Los Angeles River at the Sepulveda…

Humboldt Greenway Project Breaks Ground October 11

Please join City of Los Angeles Councilmember Ed P. Reyes and officials from the Department of Public Works in celebrating the start of construction of the Humboldt River Greenway Project and the 10th Anniversary of the City Council Ad Hoc Committee on the Los Angeles River on Thursday, October 11, 2012. Here are the specifics…

Gobbling Up Trash in Echo Park

For years, the northeast corner of Sunset and Echo Park Boulevards was synonymous with trash and litter. If you walked past at just about any time of the day or night, you would see Styrofoam cups, bottles and cans as well as trash-packed plastic bags overflowing from the corner’s wire mesh trash can and spilling…

LA Rain Gardens Blossom with Beauty and Benefits

Finding the balance between water – its availability, usage and conservation – is a big part of the ongoing conversation here in California. We live in a state with limited water supplies, so finding solutions to our state’s ongoing water challenges is an issue that isn’t going to go away anytime soon. One program that…

LA Stormwater Website Garners Premier Web Marketing Award

The City of Los Angeles LA Stormwater website is the recipient of the Web Marketing Association’s 2012 WebAward for Outstanding Achievement in Web Development in the area of Environmental Excellence. Re-designed and re-launched in spring 2012, the LA Stormwater site consistently achieved scores higher than the industry average in the areas of technology, interactivity, copy…

Thinking Outside the Box

Are you the organizer of your local farmer’s market?  Is your neighborhood council planning an autumn resource fair? Are you helping a local rescue group host a dog adoption event? Would you like to have free City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program outreach materials at an upcoming community event? If you answered yes to any…

Kids4Trees Launches Environmental Program

On September 6, Kids4Trees will launch an environmental program for elementary schools within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD). The LAUSD is the second largest school district in the United States, with almost 700,000 students, half of which are in elementary schools. California law mandates the teaching of environmental education; however, many schools cannot…

Cleaning Up Our Coast

Beach cleanups are vital to the health of our coastal environment, and every year on Coastal Cleanup Day, more than 60,000 volunteers throughout California spend part of a September weekend picking up more than 300,000 tons of trash from beaches and inland waterways before the rainy season begins. This year is no different. The 2012 California…

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