Posts Tagged City of Los Angeles

Creating a Lasting Impression

The 2012 theme for American Public Works Association’s National Public Works Week (May 20 – 26) is “Public Works: Creating a Lasting Impression.” One such LA Stormwater project, located in the San Fernando Valley, is aiming to do just that! The Woodman Avenue Multi-Beneficial Stormwater Capture and Median Retrofit Project will enhance the aesthetics of…

Is Your Project Required to Comply With LID?

On May 12, the Low Impact Development Ordinance’s road to adoption ended and LID became effective in Los Angeles. This landmark legislation will improve water quality here in LA by amending and expanding on the existing Standard Urban Stormwater Mitigation Plan (or SUSMP) requirements of capturing the first ¾-inch of rain from a storm event…

LA Sanitation Director Enrique Zaldivar Honored

As part of its annual Watershed Warrior Celebration on April 26, the Friends of Ballona Wetlands honored LA Sanitation Director Enrique C. Zaldivar with its  Passionate Pickleweed Award. “Enrique Zaldivar is one of those individuals who uses his position of authority to not only deliver on the services that we depend on from our Bureau…

Sneak a Peek with a Click

Here at LA Stormwater, we are proud to be on the leading edge of environmental public education efforts. Our Facebookpage and Team Effort blog gives us a chance to chat with you about the issues facing Los Angeles’ rivers, creeks, lakes and beaches. Our quarterly e-newsletter LA Stormwater provides us with the opportunity to update you on projects and programs we’re…

Do Put Some Spring in Your Step

By Joyce Amaro, Los Angeles Stormwater Public Education Manager As I drove into the office this morning, it wasn’t hard to believe that Spring has sprung. Budding trees, flowering bushes, blue skies, warmer temps – it all reminded me that spring is here – a time of renewal and rebirth that we can count on…

City Marks Completion of First Northeast LA Stormwater Capture Facility

Garvanza and Highland Park community members joined city officials to celebrate the completion of stormwater infrastructure and park enhancements at Garvanza Park.  The green space was reopened after being partially closed since March 2010 as the Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation, Department of Recreation and Parks, and North East Trees installed two underground…

Turning Los Angeles into the City of Green Angels

These days, green is everywhere. From shamrocks to the first buds of spring  – emerald is the color of choice this time of year!  In the spirit of continuing his goal of making Los Angeles the greenest big city in the nation, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently issued a new challenge to LA’s more than 40,000…

City Officials Celebrate Hansen Dam Recreation Area Enhancements

Los Angeles City Councilmember Richard Alarcón of the 7th District, city officials and community stakeholders celebrated today the completion of two public works enhancements at the Hansen Dam Recreation Center. The skate park is a much anticipated addition to the recreation center that will cater to the North East San Fernando Valley skateboard enthusiasts. The wetlands restoration and new…

March Into Spring With Some Eco-Events!

Spring is upon us and that means it’s time to get into the green spirit and plan a day’s worth of eco-fun! There is plenty to choose from this month, including tree-plantings, beach cleanups and even cool nature walks. Don’t let March pass you by without taking a little time out to enjoy the great…

How Low Impact Development Applies to You

Effective May 12, the Low Impact Development [LID] ordinance will become law in the City of Los Angeles. With its passage, LA becomes an environmental leader in new and redevelopment construction projects. While this is great news for Angelenos at large, some might still be wondering how LID might affect their homes and businesses. By…

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