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Go Green Activities for Your Family

The school year is well underway and days are filled with sitting in classrooms learning the three R’s. We suspect that many of you are longing for that fourth “R” – Recreation – remembering the long days of summer spent outdoors and in the open air. Fear not! School may be in session, but there…

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…

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Protect Your Pet during El Niño

When it’s raining cats and dogs, keep your pets safe and stress-free with these wet-weather tips: Walk smart. Whenever possible, schedule your dog’s walks around the day’s forecast. If you need to head out during a downpour, seek out tree-lined streets or covered areas to avoid getting drenched. Be visible. Dark, stormy conditions can seriously…

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LA’s Best Water-Wise Gardens

Replace the toilet with a low-flow model: check. Install aerators on all of the faucets: done. Lower those showers to 5 minutes: who needs more time than that? Now that many of us have become water-saving warriors inside the house, it’s time to tackle the next drought-fighting frontier—outside in the yard. A growing number of…

Eco Tools for Back to School

It’s back-to-school time! The yellow school buses have returned to our morning commute and everywhere we look, students are sporting new backpacks and brand spanking new clothes. The start of the school year is a perfect time to teach your kids a few easy ways to fight runoff pollution and protect the ocean. Here, we’ve…

It’s A Busy Month For Stormwater Events!

Can you believe it is February already? Wow, time flies when you are having fun. It also flies when you are busy, busy. And here at LA Stormwater we’re busy doing our best to reduce urban runoff pollution. This month we hope you can take a moment out of your sure-to-be busy schedule to help…

Generation Earth Is Bettering A Watershed Near You!

Clean water is a team effort and Generation Earth is helping the LA Stormwater Program’s efforts in educating our City by providing kids and teachers with the opportunity to become engaged in their local communities and schools. Generation Earth, an environmental education program of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works, organizes Water Pollution…

Lotus Flowers Return To Echo Park For The Holidays

By: Joyce Amaro As the Echo Park Community Parade winds its way through Echo Park this Saturday, parade goers will once again enjoy Lotus flowers on the streets surrounding their community.  Thanks to a community beautification grant from Los Angeles City Council District 13 the bilingual Love Echo Park Lake – Don’t Litter, street light banners…

LA Stormwater Is Waving Thanks!

November is always a nice break from wagging our fingers, telling people not to do things, and start putting our hands together for all the amazing work that our followers, partners and volunteers have done to assist and promote the efforts of LA Stormwater. First of all, we’d like to say, to all of our…

Thanks In Advance For Giving This November!

It’s that time of year again. Sure, it is getting dark earlier, the weather is cooling off and the leaves are falling to the ground. But that doesn’t mean it’s too late to give a little back in 2011 to the City we all love and call home. Below is a list of some of…

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