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LA Aqueduct To Celebrate Centennial

Los Angeles was a very different place in 1900. Its population was 100,000 residents, having exploded from 11,000 in 1880. Bunker Hill, the site of LA’s current towering skyscrapers was home to Victorian mansions. Development in the San Fernando Valley, known up until this time for its wheat farms and sheep ranches, was just beginning.…

A Summer of Clean Water

Welcome to the middle of summer – a time when we are all looking to cool off in or near clean water! Are you curious about how the City of Los Angeles is working to keep our rivers, creeks lakes and beaches clean during the hottest season of the year? Then be sure and check…

LA Bans Plastic Bags

On June 25, the Los Angeles City Council made history and made Los Angeles the largest municipality in the United States to ban single-use plastic bags.  Two days later, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed the plastic bag ban ordinance into law. “This will make for a cleaner, greener LA,” Mayor Villaraigosa stated. “Every year we use…

Lady, Lake and Lotuses Blossom Again

Angelenos spread out their blankets and picnic lunches in the shade on lush, green grass…children romped on a shiny new playground…Terns dipped and darted over the lake…neighbors laughed and talked as they strolled… everyone oohed and ahhed over the pink and yellow Lotus blooms… On a sunny day in the middle of June, Echo Park Lake…

Echo Park Lake Celebration

Join Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti, elected city officials and representatives from the Departments of Public Works and Recreation and Parks to celebrate the grand re-opening of Echo Park Lake after a two-year rehabilitation project funded by the 2004 voter-approved Proposition O.  The City of Los Angeles began the Echo Park Lake Rehabilitation Project in 2011 to…

Penmar Park – A Premier Prop O Project

Los Angeles Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, along with representatives from the Departments of Public Works and Recreation and Parks, joined the Venice community on April 15, 2013 in celebrating the completion of the Penmar Water Quality Improvement Project at Penmar Park. The $14 million voter-approved Proposition O-funded project promises to improve the quality of stormwater runoff…

Penmar Park Project Celebration

Join Councilmember Bill Rosendahl, Councilmember of the 11th District, and officials from the Departments of Public Works and Recreation and Parks to celebrate the completion of the Penmar Water Quality Improvement Project, a Proposition O Clean Water Bond-funded water quality improvement project. The Penmar Water Quality Improvement Project reduces pollutant levels in stormwater runoff from…

Resolve to Solve With January Events

Happy 2013! Do you have your list of New Year’s resolutions in front of you? What? You haven’t even started it yet? Well, it’s not too late and, now is the perfect time to add a few resolutions that give back to the environment. Resolve to solve the pollution challenges facing LA’s rivers, creeks, lakes…

Resolve To Give Back to Our Bays

2013 is here and with a new year comes new beginnings and lots of resolutions. Why not make a few to keep Los Angeles cleaner? In that spirit, below are a few ways that you can resolve to give back to our bays. Consider adopting one (or all!) of these simple resolutions in 2013 and…

December 20 Is A Day Without A Bag

Could you go for one day without using a plastic bag? That’s the concept behind Heal the Bay’s annual education and grassroots event entitled A Day Without A Bay. It involves community groups, businesses, governmental agencies and individuals coming together to encourage consumers to forego single-use, plastic shopping bags in favor of reusable bags for…

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