Posts Tagged Clean Water

Top Ten Water Pollution Facts

Below are a few water pollution facts that all clean water lovers should know (and share with their friends)! #1: When it rains water runs directly into L.A.’s storm drains where the water flows into our local waterways and then the ocean. This stormwater is much different than sewer water, as it is not connected…

Top 5 Stormwater Poems by You!

In our last LA Stormwater Newsletter issue we asked you to share your poetic words with us about clean water and environmental stewardship. The response we got was fantastic! It’s exciting to see that, not only do you read our newsletter and care about stormwater issues, but you are also such great wordsmiths! As a…

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…

New Bacteria Limits Set for LA River

On July 9, 2010, The Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board (LARWQCB) held a hearing in Glendale to decide the Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs) for bacteria in the LA River. TMDLs establish the maximum amount of pollutants that are allowed to enter a particular water body in order to comply with federal water…

L.A. River to Receive Protections under the Clean Water Act

A big change occurred in how the Federal government views the L.A. River. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson visited Southern California and announced that the river would be designated as ‘traditional navigable waters’. That may not mean much on its surface, but it certainly means a lot for those that want to see the river repaired.…

Heal the Bay’s Executive Director Looks Back on the Stormwater Program’s 20 Years

by Mark Gold After 20 years, the City of Los Angeles’ stormwater program is at a crossroads. The program has come a long way since its beginnings in the early nineties as a result of the Hyperion consent decree and new regulations under the federal Clean Water Act and the first countywide stormwater permit. The…

5 Rainwater Resolutions for the New Year

The New Year means a rebirth of sorts. It is a time to reflect and a time to look forward. While we like to look at our accomplishments, it’s even more important to look at the work ahead. As such, what better way to ring in a new decade than by making a few simple…

Los Angeles and El Segundo Celebrate a Completed Water Quality Project

Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl of District 11, El Segundo Mayor Kelly McDowell, Public Works Commissioner Paula Daniels and other dignitaries celebrated today the completion of the Imperial Highway Sunken Median Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) project. A gathering was held on Imperial Highway between Pershing Drive and Main Street, and was concluded with…

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…

LA Team Effort Hits the Streets of LA

L.A Can’t Do It Alone: Team Effort Campaign Calls Us to Action Team effort goes a long way and it certainly shows here in L.A. The upcoming Stormwater Program’s Team Effort ad campaign displays this message of collaboration, as city departments, non-profit organizations, businesses and residents come together daily to make Los Angeles a more…

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