Posts Tagged City of Los Angeles

Made Weekend Plans Yet?

Summer may have ended, but Los Angeles residents are lucky to enjoy lush sunny weather year-round. This upcoming weekend, enjoy the balmy weather in LA’s backyard by joining one of three events below. From rain barrels to clean ups there is something to keep you busy! Ballona Wetlands Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, September 179:00am-12:00pm303 Culver…

Beyond the Classroom

LA’s kids have been in school for a little more than a week, learning the signature “three R’s” – Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. But, we all know that learning is not confined to the classroom. In fact, lessons can be learned anywhere and at anytime! Below is a listing of opportunities here in Southern California…

Teach LA’s Kids

The last rays of summer sunshine in LA mean the beginning of a brand new school year. To inspire your children as they go back to school, the Watershed Protection Program is proud to announce Teach LA’s Kids – a new, free online resource for teachers and parents seeking to educate students about the importance…

From Runoff To Resource

Here at the City of Los Angeles Watershed Protection Program, we are always striving to develop and implement new ways to keep LA’s creeks, rivers, lakes and ocean clean. Now this award-winning program is implementing innovative projects and initiatives to capture, use and/or infiltrate rainwater as well. Take a look at how our four core…

Reduce Waste When Eating Out

Wrappers, cups, lids, straws: 50 percent of the litter on our streets is from fast food. This waste makes its way into storm drains and eventually into the ocean. In fact, in the central North Pacific Ocean, there is an area of trash called the Pacific trash vortex. Also labeled the Great Pacific garbage patch,…

Made in the Shade

June 21 is the official start of summer with the longest day of the year. While we often get moments of cloudiness with our “June gloom,” the summer sun can beat down and heat you up. During the drought, it’s especially important to care for the trees that provide us (and our city) with needed…

Green Grooming Tips for Your Pet

Sweltering summer temperatures can leave your pooch dirty and smelly. A cool bath can help beat the heat and make your pup clean and fresh. Keep in mind that grooming can unintentionally pollute our local waterways if runoff containing soap, flea chemicals, fur or waste runs into the storm drains. Follow these eco-friendly tips to…

For Ballona’s Birds [SLIDESHOW]

By Joyce Amaro, LA Stormwater Smack dab in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles’ west side is Ballona Wetlands, a natural oasis for creatures of all different persuasions. When one visits the freshwater marsh portion of Ballona’s wetlands, as I did recently on a bright and blustery spring day, it is…

Kids Ocean Day

Kids Ocean Day Dreams of a Litter-Free Ocean

It was a dreamy day at the 23rd annual Kids Ocean Day. Like in years past, more than 4,000 kids, teachers and volunteers scoured the sand at Dockweiler State Beach, picking up pieces of plastic and other litter, before forming an aerial art display. This year’s aerial art highlighted the diversity of the ocean by…

An El Niño Post Mortem

When it comes to assessing El Niño 2016, there’s good news and bad news. The good news is that reports from the Sierra suggest that, overall, California snowpack reached about 87 percent of the average. This means Northern California got close to the amount of water it normally receives, which helps replenish the past few…

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