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Here at LA Stormwater, we are proud to be on the leading edge of environmental public education efforts. Our Facebookpage and Team Effort blog gives us a chance to chat with you about the issues facing Los Angeles’ rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches. Our quarterly e-newsletter LA Stormwater provides us with the opportunity to update you on projects and programs we’re…

Green Thumbs Galore at Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Public Education Manager I have a brown thumb. I’ll be the first to admit it. Being the daughter of two farmers, you would think I’d have more luck when it came to growing plants, or at the very least, keeping them alive. Sadly, I didn’t inherit my parents’ “farmer genes,” and…

North Atwater Park to Be Celebrated Along LA River Banks

You are invited to join Los Angeles City Councilmember Tom LaBonge, City officials and community residents along the banks of the Los Angeles River on April 12, 2012 to celebrate the grand opening of the North Atwater Park Expansion and Creek Restoration project. Here are the specifics: Date:  Thursday, April 12, 2012 Time:  9:30 a.m.…

Littering is Wrong, Too!

So what do littering, networking at a funeral and gas station sushi all have in common? They are all wrong according to a new ad campaign launched by Keep Los Angeles Beautiful in partnership with Keep California Beautiful and Keep America Beautiful to get people talking about littering. By equating littering with ridiculous, irrational and thoughtless “wrongs,”…

April Workshops to Focus on New LID Requirements

LA Sanitation is hosting two Low Impact Development Requirement Workshops in April, and we invite you to attend one of these workshops to learn more about how the new LID Ordinance and its requirements, which become effective on May 12, 2012, will affect you. Here are the specifics regarding these workshops: Who Should Attend? We…

Do Put Some Spring in Your Step

By Joyce Amaro, Los Angeles Stormwater Public Education Manager As I drove into the office this morning, it wasn’t hard to believe that Spring has sprung. Budding trees, flowering bushes, blue skies, warmer temps – it all reminded me that spring is here – a time of renewal and rebirth that we can count on…

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…

Turning Los Angeles into the City of Green Angels

These days, green is everywhere. From shamrocks to the first buds of spring  – emerald is the color of choice this time of year!  In the spirit of continuing his goal of making Los Angeles the greenest big city in the nation, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently issued a new challenge to LA’s more than 40,000…

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,…

An Interview with Rainwater Harvester Christopher McKinnon

Rain barrels are pretty neat. They connect to downspouts and capture water so that it doesn’t run into the storm drains after a heavy rain, ultimately reducing the pollution that makes it into our waterways. The collected water can then be used for various purposes like watering a garden or plants. The LA Stormwater Program…

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