Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project Update, September 14, 2011

The City of Los Angeles has been working to rehabilitate Echo Park Lake in order to improve its stormwater pollution problem, meet the State’s water quality standards, and give the Echo Park community a fresh and more sustainable lake to enjoy! Below is an update on the latest information about the Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation…

Take Part in California’s Biggest (Clean Water) Volunteer Event!

California’s largest volunteer event only happens once a year, so mark your calendars for Saturday, September 17, 2011. Which event are we talking about? That would be the wonderful Coastal Cleanup Day taking place across the Golden State. California Coastal Cleanup Day is part of the International Coastal Cleanup that is organized by the Ocean…

Remember, September is a Great Month to be a Clean Water Advocate!

Summer has come to an end. Kids are back in school. Fall is right around the corner. You know what this all means? It’s a great time to get out and volunteer for a cleaner Los Angeles! Below is a list of events in our area. There is sure to be one that fits your…

How Are You Celebrating National Water Quality Month?

Did you know that the month of August is National Water Quality Month? Yeah, we knew there was a reason we loved this month so much. It’s a perfect time to look at how we can improve local water quality by following a few simple tips! How are water quality and stormwater related? Here’s how:…

Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project Kicks Off

    In 1984, Echo Park Lake was drained and cleaned up in preparation for visitors from around the globe during the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympics. Now, almost three decades later, LA’s most iconic lake is being emptied once again. This time Echo Park Lake, long considered the crown jewel among Los Angeles’ recreational…

Make Your Garden Ocean Friendly – A Chat with Surfrider Foundation’s Paul Herzog

Paul Herzog works for Surfrider Foundation and is the National Coordinator for their Ocean Friendly Garden Program. The LA Stormwater Program recently caught up with Paul to discuss the program he oversees and glean a little insight on how to make our yards and gardens friendlier to our waterways. LA Stormwater: Hi Paul! Can you…

A Clean Water August: Your Monthly Events are Here!

August is here, and we know your month is full of fun summer activities! Why not add a great community event to the list? Here’s a breakdown of a few taking place in August. >Every Thursday this month Transition LA will be tending and harvesting community gardens. And guess what? They need volunteers! >On Saturday,…

5 Ways to Get Kids Excited About Stormwater

The kids are out of school and it’s starting to heat up here in Southern California. We all remember those lazy summer days of our youth, trekking to Disneyland or hanging out at the beach. Well, what if this summer your kids went back to school with a new found interest in something important, like stormwater issues? We think that would be pretty cool, so here are 5 ways to help get you started!

Celebrate the Completion of Westside Park Rainwater Irrigation Project!

The LA Stormwater Program invites you to the Grand Opening Celebration of the Westside Park Rainwater Irrigation Project on Saturday, July 23rd at 11am (details below). The Prop O funded project at the park is significant for the quality of life of the surrounding community and the health of the coastal environment. Runoff from approximately…

Combating the Litter Problem is a Team Effort

Take a moment to think about the last time you saw a piece of litter on the ground. Did you see a soda can, a plastic bag or maybe even a cigarette butt? Aside from being an eye sore, litter also has a tremendous negative impact on our environment. Here in the Los Angeles area,…

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