How Low Impact Development Applies to You

Effective May 12, the Low Impact Development [LID] ordinance will become law in the City of Los Angeles. With its passage, LA becomes an environmental leader in new and redevelopment construction projects. While this is great news for Angelenos at large, some might still be wondering how LID might affect their homes and businesses. By…

Show ‘em All Some Love on February 20

  By Joyce Amaro, City of Los Angeles, Stormwater Program February has long been known as the month of love. Valentine’s Day is well established as that special day when we profess our love for family and friends. But now there’s a new February holiday Love Your Pet Day on February 20 that provides us…

City of Los Angeles Opens South LA Wetlands Park

City officials and community stakeholders celebrated the grand opening of the much-anticipated, nine-acre South Los Angeles Wetlands Park. This expansive and innovative park, once the site of a former MTA bus yard, provides the community with an urban oasis, education center and passive recreational nature center in the heart of South Los Angeles. “Today, our…

Healing the Bay, and Beyond

Mark Gold was the first hire of Heal the Bay after having volunteered for the young organization since 1986. Twenty-five years later, Mark has stepped down as the organization’s president in order to become an associate director of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Now, we would never try to sum up two decades…

South Los Angeles Wetlands Park Grand Opening!

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Jan Perry invites you to the South Los Angeles Wetlands Park Grand Opening! Join the Department of Public Works and Recreation & Parks to celebrate the official grand opening of the South Los Angeles Wetlands Park, a Proposition-O funded stormwater improvement that transformed a historic rail yard into a multi-beneficial nine-acre…

It’s A Busy Month For Stormwater Events!

Can you believe it is February already? Wow, time flies when you are having fun. It also flies when you are busy, busy. And here at LA Stormwater we’re busy doing our best to reduce urban runoff pollution. This month we hope you can take a moment out of your sure-to-be busy schedule to help…

Generation Earth Is Bettering A Watershed Near You!

Clean water is a team effort and Generation Earth is helping the LA Stormwater Program’s efforts in educating our City by providing kids and teachers with the opportunity to become engaged in their local communities and schools. Generation Earth, an environmental education program of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, organizes Water Pollution…

5 Ways To Make Your Home Water-Friendly

  When the urban runoff from thousands of individual homes in LA comes together, whether it’s from wasteful practices or natural rainfall, it can end up carrying trash, debris, oil, grease, fertilizers and other toxic chemicals, in addition to bacteria and viruses, into our local waterways. Clearly, this has a huge impact on our local…

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,…

How LA Rolled Out The Barrels

When a program is 400% oversubscribed, you know you’ve got a winner. That’s what we found out over the last two years with the Rainwater Harvesting Pilot Program conducted by the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Commission, the California Coastal Conservancy and the City of Los Angeles Stormwater Program. In fact, we at LA Stormwater are so…

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