Stormwater Pollution During a Summer Drought? You Betcha…

As the heat rolls into Los Angeles and California enters another period of drought, you may be wondering why stormwater pollution is even an issue during these dry summer months. If there is no rain then there is no urban runoff, right? Well, not exactly. It’s true that the rainy months in our area increase…

LA Rainwater Harvesting Program Debut: A Huge Success

Yesterday, the LA Stormwater Team attended Mar Vista’s Wise Water Expo to start collecting sign-ups for the City’s new Rainwater Harvesting Program. The program offers eligible residents and businesses free installation and materials of rain capture systems. The City either provides rain barrels for on-site irrigation or disconnects downspouts to allow for direct watering routes…

Mar Vista Rec Center Groundbreaking Ceremony and Open House

Join us for a groundbreaking ceremony, celebrating the kickoff of the Mar Vista Rec Center construction. Thursday, July 23, 2009 Open house – 10 a.m. Groundbreaking ceremony – 11 a.m. East side of the Mar Vista Recreation Center on the 3400 block of Sawtelle Boulevard between Rose Avenue and Palms Boulevard. This project will divert…

Two Upcoming Public Meetings to Discuss City Restoration Efforts

1. Proposition O Citizens Advisory Committee Meeting Wednesday July 15, 2009 2:00 p.m. City Hall East, 15th Floor Room 1500 200 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA 90012 Projects discussed will include: Inner Cabrillo Beach Bacterial Water Quality Improvement project Westchester Stormwater BMP project Allocation of available Prop O funds For more information, visit www.lapropo.org…

LA Stormwater Reminds You to Help Prevent Pollution This Holiday Weekend

On Saturday, we celebrate another year of our nation’s independence with summer sun, backyard barbeques and firework displays throughout our neighborhoods. The City wants to wish all Angelenos a fun and safe 4th of July and remind everyone to put stormwater pollution prevention tactics to the test this weekend. Make the commitment to join the…

Machado Lake Project Update Meeting

We invite you to join us on Wednesday, July 1st in the evening to hear an update on the Machado Lake Ecosystem Rehabilitation Project and Wilmington Drain Multi-Use Project. Topics discussed will include: Machado Lake and Wilmington Drain Recommended Alternatives Permitting Activities Detailed Design Activities Wednesday, July 1, 2009 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Kaiser…

Los Angeles River Site Tour Hosted by Prop O Committee

The Proposition O General Obligation Bonds Citizens Oversight Advisory Committee (COAC) is hosting a tour of the Los Angeles River this afternoon. For more information on stops along the tour, please visit: http://lacity.org/cao/propocitizencom/caopropocitizencom235660811_06172009.pdf Details: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 12:45 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Convene at City Hall East (Curbside Loading Zone) 200 North Main Street…

City Invites All to Participate in LA River Metals Workshop II on July 1st

Dear Team: The City of Los Angeles invites you to participate as a stakeholder in the second workshop for the Los Angeles River Metals TMDL Implementation Plan, being developed for the City’s portion of the watershed. The second workshop is scheduled for: Wednesday, July 1, 2009 1:00 to 3:00 PM Los Angeles River Center 570…

City Celebrates South Los Angeles Wetlands Park Project

Yesterday, the City held a groundbreaking ceremony marking the introduction of another Proposition O-funded project aimed to divert rainwater and treat urban runoff in a in a densely populated area of South Los Angeles. LA residents’ overwhelming approval of the City’s clean water bond program (Prop O) has led to a $26-million project that will…

2009 Kids Ocean Day: A Major Success!

More than 4,000 students hit the beaches yesterday, to celebrate the 16th annual Kids Ocean Day at Dockweiler State Beach. The event, hosted by the Michael Klubock of the Malibu Foundation and the LA Stormwater Program, brought out City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Public Works President Cynthia Ruiz for a press conference concerning ocean pollution.…

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