It’s Getting Personal

by Andy Lipkis, Founder and President, TreePeople If you live in L.A. you are responsible for the City’s water quality, water supply and flood safety. OK, maybe not all of it. But together, we are all urban watershed managers. Everything we drop on our driveways gets carried to our rivers, beaches and ocean. Every time…

Show Some Love for Earth Day: Volunteer, Record and Share!

There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day, but some of our favorites include giving a little back to Mother Nature by volunteering in our community. There are many fun eco-related events in Los Angeles, so be sure to check out our monthly calendar to find one near you!  With that said, do you plan…

LA Creek Freak Launches Interactive LA Watershed Map

Here at LA Stormwater we are big fans of the local LA Creek Freak blog, which is full of insightful and useful information about all things LA watershed related. You may remember our recent interview with Joe Linton of LA Creek Freak in the last issue of our LA Stormwater eNewsletter, in which he asked…

City Officials Unveil New & Sustainable LA Zoo Parking Lot

City Councilman Tom LaBonge, officials of the Los Angeles Zoo and the Department of Public Works, environmentalists and other community members celebrated today the completion of the Los Angeles Zoo Parking Lot project, in conjunction with the announcement of the Zoo’s activities for Earth Day 2011.  The event marked the conclusion of the $13.9-million retrofit…

Check Out the Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase on April 30th!

by Sherri Akers The MVCC Green Committee wanted to host a community event to celebrate Earth Day 2009 that would inspire our neighbors to conserve water.  Ideas were tossed around –eco block parties? An event with speakers on sustainability issues? What about a garden tour that featured sustainable and edible gardens? Could we even get…

LID Ordinance Stakeholder Meeting on May 5

Dear Clean Water Supporter: Much has happened since our last LID stakeholder meeting in January. Our City staff has begun working with the City Attorney’s Office on finalizing the language of the Ordinance and we’ve retained Geosyntec Consultants to assist us with the preparation of the LID Technical Handbook.   With work on both fronts…

April Showers Bring … A Month Full of Eco-Events!

March came in like a lion and went out like a lamb and now April is here! That means it is time to pull out those work gloves, pull on your jacket and head to a local community event. Below is a list of a few events you’ll find in the area. >Cabrillo Marine Aquarium…

Learning our Watersheds: Dominguez Channel

Recently, right here on the LA Stormwater blog, Joe Linton of the popular LA Creek Freak asked us to learn a bit more about our watersheds. That’s a suggestion we fully embrace, so we are here to help. If you live in Southern LA County in the communities of Inglewood, Hawthorne, El Segundo, Gardena, Lawndale,…

Big Change Happens in Small Ways at New School-West

by Kristin Sherman As a preschool director I’m witness to change over time and certain shifts in social consciousness. The philosophy in our school, The New School-West Preschool, is influenced by schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. There’s a great respect for the children’s ideas, and curriculum is based on their reactions and interests in the…

March into Spring Being Green: Volunteer or Attend an Eco-Event

Winter is almost over and spring is right around the corner. The changes coming our way aren’t as stark as in some parts of our country, but most of us certainly enjoy the days getting longer and the temperature getting a little warmer. So, why not welcome in Spring by attending an eco-friendly event this…

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