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…

The Lowdown on LA’s Low Impact Development

If you visited the LA Stormwater blog in recent weeks, you would have likely noticed postings on the Low Impact Development Ordinance (LID). In late 2009, the City of Los Angeles proposed a LID Ordinance, which would dramatically improve water quality in our city by incorporating LID strategies into the City’s already-existing stormwater requirements for…

Give a Little Love (to the Environment) this Valentine’s Month

Show some love this February and come out for a volunteer or eco-friendly event. Below is a list of some of the happenings taking place this month in and around Los Angeles. All are LA Stormwater approved!  > We like clean beaches! We bet you do too. So come on out on Saturday, February 5th…

Find the Stream in your Neighborhood

by Joe Linton People often ask me what they can do to get involved in helping out Los Angeles’ rivers and creeks. Many ways to get involved have been covered here at the L.A. Stormwater Blog – some easy, some more involved. These include: using reusable grocery bags, tending to your pet’s poop, participating in…

Clean Water Begins with You

When it rains it pours. At least that was the case for part of December here in Southern California, with more rainfall likely in the near future. As we’ve noted before, rains can wash unwanted trash through our storm drain system where it ends up polluting our watershed and ocean beaches. Friends of Ballona Wetlands…

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