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…

Take a Ride on the Mighty LA River Tour

You’ve driven along it, maybe even walked or biked along it. You’ve read about it right here on our blog. But have you actually experienced the LA River? Do you have a real grasp on what its health means for the future of our city? To get a real sense of what the LA River…

A New Pipeline Planned for PCH

 Construction on a new PCH pipeline to keep polluted stormwater out of Santa Monica Bay will begin soon. The City of Los Angeles will begin construction this month on the Coastal Interceptor Relief Sewer (CIRS), a new wastewater pipe along Pacific Coast Highway in the Pacific Palisades. Southbound traffic will be impacted intermittently from February…

Hitting a Homerun for Clean Water

The term batting clean-up took on a completely different meaning on Monday, February 14 when players from the Los Angeles Dodgers traded in their batting gloves for Latex gloves and volunteered their time to clean up the banks of the Los Angeles River. Part of the Dodgers annual Community Caravan, this year’s event featured the…

Cleaner Beaches Ahead for Venice and Its Visitors

Venice Beach is one of Southern California’s most popular tourist destinations, second only to Disneyland. It has been a film set to more than 60 movies, and annually, almost eight million tourists stroll along its board walk, enjoy its eclectic vibe, and watch surfers navigate its thundering waves. A City of Los Angeles Proposition O…

I ♥ LA – LA’s Stormwater Program, That Is!

As Program Manager for the City of Los Angeles’ Stormwater Program, I’m fortunate enough to have a job that I look forward to doing everyday. I have the pleasure of coming to the office knowing that the work I do is cleaning up our local creeks, rivers, lakes and beaches. Even better, I get to…

Thinking Outside the Box Creates a Booth in a Box

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

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